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Early Childhood Education

 

NEXT CLASS BEGINS August 18, 2021 (Click Here for more information)

The Early Childhood Education program prepares the student for employment as a lead preschool teacher in a private preschool setting. With successful completion of this program, the student will earn the Florida Department of Education Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC) along with the Florida Department of Education Children and Families Staff Credential.

 

The major areas of training for this program include the mandated Department of Children and Families (DCF) 45-hour courses, along with creating and implementing lesson plans, interpersonal relations, community issues, developmentally appropriate practices (DAP), children with special needs, professionalism and employability skills. Students enrolled in this program will be prepared to pursue the national Child Development Associate (CDA).

 

Student will receive hands-on training in class and through an assigned internship at a private preschool.

 

Course Number

Course Title

Length

HEV0870

Child Care Worker 1

150 hours

HEV0871

Child Care Worker 2

150 hours

HEV0872

Teacher Aide (Preschool)

150 hours

HEV0873

Preschool Teacher

150 hours

 

Program Hours and Schedule

600 hours ǀ Part-Time: 10 months ǀ Hybrid*

Monday – Friday, 9:15am – 12:45pm

 

Actual start and end times will vary based on internship and online assignments.

 

Enrollment: August and January

 

*Students enrolled in distance and/or hybrid programs must have daily access to a computer with internet and a valid email address that they check daily. Additionally, students must have all necessary hardware and software components required by their program.

 

Certification

Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPE) ǀ Staff Credential

 

Employment Opportunities

Private Preschool Lead Teacher ǀ Private Preschool Assistant Teacher

 

College Credit

Graduates may be awarded credits towards an Associate of Science Degree or Associate of Applied Science Degree at select Florida state colleges. Please click here for additional details.

 

Program Costs

FL Resident Tuition

$1,680

Out of State Tuition

$6,720

Fees

$185

Books and Supplies

$202

Industry Certification

$55

FL Resident Total

$2,122

Out of State Total

$7,162

 

*Prices are subject to change without notice.

 

Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Please visit https://studentaid.gov/ to apply.

 

Admissions Requirements

  • Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or GED®.
  • Schedule a basic skills assessment ($15) or provide official documentation of a basic skills exemption to your program counselor/advisor.
  • Schedule an appointment with your program counselor/advisor for basic skills assessment results and/or a program specific orientation.
  • Applicants must complete a physical exam and background check.
  • Register for classes during open enrollment. Program registration runs on a first come, first served basis.

 

Program Counselor/Advisor

Meghan Emerson, Certified School Counselor

[email protected]

 

For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions at (754) 321-5700.

 

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