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Early Care and Education Specialist

Early Care in Education Specialist

This program prepares students for a rewarding career in education, child development, and child care. It is designed for students with an interest in caring for and teaching children. Students apply concepts learned in the classroom as they work with children in a licensed child care facility or public school classroom. This program provides a balance of theory and practical experience. Students learn theories and techniques to plan and present activities that are developmentally appropriate for the age of the children. ELCCT, Assistant Teacher, and Master Teacher certification tests are embedded throughout the program and will aid and increase the starting salary/benefits from an employer.


Direct-Teacher Led Class
Early Care SOC Code: 39-9011.00
Teacher Prep SOC Code: 25-9042.00


Application Process

Tuition Waiver

College Credit


Child Development Associate
NOCTI Early Childhood Care and Education
CPR/First Aid
Master Teacher
Entry Level Child Care Training
Teacher Assistant



Educators Commitment to Excellence 30
School and Society 30
Child Care Center Rotation 240
Child Care Center Rotation II 240
Child Development 90
Childrens Physical and Intellectual Development 120
Introduction to Early Care 60
Safe and Healthy Learning Environment 60
Educator of Tomorrow 30
Student Learner 60



Tuition – In-District $2,880
Tuition – Out-of-District $3,840
Fees $1,156










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Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members. It is the only career and technical in-school student organization with family as its central focus. Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers and communities.



Deborah Fogle