This two-hour course is designed to provide students interested in a career in child and day care operations or in education with information and practical experiences needed for the development of job-related competencies. Students will be provided laboratory experiences either in a school-based or extended campus facility. Students will be expected to develop appropriate skills in program development and in assisting with children and/or adults with activities. Classroom study will include child development principles and the skills needed to successfully guide children while keeping them healthy and safe. The program will combine a minimum of 120 classroom hours of instruction with a possible 480 hours of direct, hands-on experience working with children at a day care facility culminating with a chance to earn the ECE Level I Credential. Other industry certifications include SIDS, SBS, First Aid, CPR & AED, DCFS Mandated Reporter. Application and/or interview required for enrollment.
Enjoy these words of wisdom from “Really Important Stuff” by Cynthia Copeland Lewis:
If you wait until you’re really sure, you’ll never take off the training wheels.
When it’s your shovel, you’re in charge of the sand castle.
If you stay clean you’ll never have fun.HOMEWORK: View recent homework assignments via my electronic plan book by clicking on the link to Planbook.com on my welcome page. Be advised that my plan book is constantly changing and evolving based on the needs of my students and the teachable moments that arise in my classroom.Learn More About ECE Level I view this link to learn more about the value of earning the ECE Level I Credential.