First Coast Technical College (FCTC)

Early Childhood Education

Enrollment is open to current 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

 

 

Application & Links

n/a

Testing Requirements

Assessments not required

Location

FCTC Main Campus (St. Augustine)

Meet the Instructor

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

$27,990 /year

Community Partners and Recent Employers of Graduates:

 

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
OCPCourse NumberCourse TitleCourse Length Hours
AHEV0870Child Care Worker 1 150
BHEV0871Child Care Worker 2 150
CHEV0872Teacher Aide (Preschool) 150
D HEV0873Preschool 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

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: Wakilah Augustus
Email:   [email protected]
Phone:  (904) 547-3378

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