Programs offered in the area of Education and Training are related to technical and professional level careers in planning, managing, and providing education and training services and related learning support services.
Early Childhood Education and Care is a two-year program designed to qualify students as child-care assistants in daycare centers, nursery schools, preschools, and Head Start classrooms. Students in this program learn about the growth and development of preschool-age children and how to plan and implement activities under the guidelines of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Students are able to practice the skills learned in this program in the Head Start center locate in Collins Career Center. This experience may be applied toward a Child Development Associate credential.
Graduates of this program may enter adult-education or technical-school programs in child-care services management, teacher assistance, or college degree programs in education or a related field.
Graduates of the Early Childhood Education and Care program may work as a teacher's aid or teacher's assistant in daycare centers or as a daycare business owner.
Nanny, daycare teacher, recreation director, or private/public school teacher