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Early Childhood Education
 
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Early Childhood Education program is offered to students who want to pursue a career working with young children. Students learn about the characteristics, needs and behaviors of three- and four-year olds and study best practices on how to guide and teach them in a nursery school setting. Each high school student in the program is provided the opportunity to participate in all phases of operating the nursery school.

Students are responsible for the planning, preparation and presentation of activities for young children functioning as student teachers under the supervision of a certified teacher. Students are provided with embedded internship experiences and the opportunity to earn a Career and Technical Endorsement on their diploma by successfully passing an industry-standard technical assessment.

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CONTACT:

Thompson Road Campus (Syracuse)
6820 Thompson Road
P:  (315) 433-2635
EMAIL


Cortland:
CAPCO
236 South Main St.
Cortland, NY 13045

P:  (607) 758-5260
EMAIL

 

The long-term benefits of early childhood education are significant and
well-documented. One 2011 study
(upjohn.org) showed a $3 economic
return for every $1 invested
in early education.
 
 
Technical Skills Available Academic Credits and Certifications  Career Opportunities  Continuing Education Partners

•  Child development
•  Psychology
•  Developmentally appropriate
preschool curriculum
•  Lesson planning, preparation and implementation
•  Instructional presentation styles & techniques
•  Nutrition & snack preparation
•  Supervision and guidance of young children
•  
Children's health & safety
•  Meeting the individual needs of children
•  First Aid & infant/child CPR & AED

Available Academic Credits
•  
3 CTE per year
•  1 science or math per year
•  6 college credits at Tompkins Cortland Community
College (McEvoy Campus)

Certifications
• 
First Aid & infant/child CPR & AED
 

•  Childcare worker
•  Teaching assistant/aide*
•  Preschool teacher*
•  Elementary education teacher*
•  Special education teacher*
•  Nursery school director*
•  Family services worker*
•  Social services coordinator*
•  Parent educator*


*Advanced Employment - additional training may be necessary

•  Onondaga Community College
•  Tompkins Cortland Community College
•  SUNY Cortland
•  Mohawk Valley Community College
•  SUNY Oswego
•  SUNY Canton (McEvoy Campus)



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J. Francis Manning, Ed. D.
District Superintendent & CEO

PO Box 4754
Syracuse, NY 13221
(315) 433-2600


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