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Early Childhood Education

Enrollment is open to high school students only.

Hours

600 hours / 120 hours in the classroom and 480 in the lab

Class Schedule

Cost

No tuition cost to high school students

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Testing Requirements

Reading: 9
Math: 9
Language: 9

Location

FCTC Main Campus (St. Augustine)

OVERVIEW

Create and implement engaging curriculum and practices for young children

Develop guidance and observation skills related to child care and apply principles of child development

Plan, establish and maintain a safe, clean and healthy learning environment

CAREER FOCUS
Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education

Average Salary

$$27,340 /year

Community Partners and Recent Employers of Graduates:

  • KinderCare
  • Learning Care Group
  • Tutor Time
  • St. Johns County School District
  • School for the Deaf and Blind
  • Safe Haven Academy

 

WHAT YOU'll LEARN

Instruction

  • Curriculum development & classroom management
  • Developmentally appropriate practices for serving young children
  • Guidance & Observation skills related to child care
  • Identifying & applying principles of child development
  • Identifying & reporting child abuse & neglect in accordance with state regulations
  • Intercommunication with family & the community
  • Planning, establishing & maintain a safe, clean & healthy learning environment
  • Professionalism, leadership, & organizational skills
  • Rules and regulations which govern child care

Apply your skills at Tech Tots Child Care 

Early Childhood Education
OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length Hours
A HEV0870 Child Care Worker 1  150
B HEV0871 Child Care Worker 2  150
C HEV0872 Teacher Aide (Preschool)  150
D  HEV0873 Preschool Teacher  150

 

Industry Certifications

Early Childhood Professional Credential

Dept. of Children and Families and Dept. of Education combined credential, Florida’s equivalent to Child Development Associate

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Child care development specialist
  • Child care worker/teacher
  • Day cares
  • Head start programs
  • Public school teacher aide
  • School age caregiver/site coordinator
  • Voluntary Pre-K programs

OUR NUMBERS

Discover how First Coast Technical College prepares students for the Early Childhood Education industry.

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Licensure

Based upon the 2017 Council on Occupational Education Annual Report for 2015-2016.

Steps to Enroll

Step 1‐ Attend a Program Information Session & Tour

Step 2‐ Apply for Federal Student Aid

Step 3‐ Gather Needed Documents

Step 4‐ Register for Classes

Instructor / Contact

Name:  Peggy Lee
Email:   [email protected]
Phone:  (904) 547-3490

Are you ready to jumpstart your career?