This program is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers serving children. Students will develop skills to plan and implement age-appropriate activities in one of the two operating preschool labs. These skills include developing educational activities for preschool children in creative arts, math, science, music, and language. Instruction will focus on the positive guidance of child behavior and all aspects of their development.
What will my classes be like?
As you prepare to become an early education professional you will realize the early years are the learning years. Start off by discovering how to guide child behavior and promote child safety and nutrition. Plan activities in art, music, science, math, language, large motor, and drama in our pre-school lab and Infant Toddler Center. Put your teaching skills to the test by working as an intern in area day care centers. Once you understand the emotional, social, intellectual, and physical aspects of young children you can play an important role in making a positive difference in a child's life.
Students in this class are eligible to receive 9 college credits from the College of Lake County.
- ECE 116 - Creative Activities for Preschool, 3 credits
- ECE 117 - Creative Activities for Infants & Toddlers, 3 credits (Year 2)
- ECE 141 - Health, Safety & Nutrition, 3 credits (Year 2)
- Assistant Teacher
- Children's Librarian
- Children's Social Worker
- Day Care Provider
- Early Childhood Teacher
- Elementary Education Teacher
- Licensing Specialist
- Preschool Director
- Public School Aide
- Recreation Director