Early Childhood Education

Program Information

Come, join the fun as you plan activities that enhance a child’s intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development. Create, research, and provide developmentally appropriate learning materials and activities that make learning fun while operating a state certified preschool.

Students in this program also may be eligible for State of Ohio Day Care in-service training certificates in First Aid/CPR, Communicable Disease, Child Abuse Recognition and Prevention.

Students in this program may qualify for articulated college credit.

Preschool Registration Form

Early Childhood Education | ACWHCC

Shirley Meehan

Skills You'll Learn in This Program 

  • Child development
  • Teacher assistant skills
  • Evaluation and observation techniques
  • Health/safety guidelines
  • First aid/CPR training
  • Care of facilities and equipment
  • Preschool operations for a school for three-, four- and five-year-olds
  • Related people and business skills 


Career Opportunities

This is the program for you if you want to be a/an:

  • Child care center assistant
  • Preschool teacher aide
  • Hospital pediatric assistant
  • Recreation center assistant
  • Elementary teacher aide
  • Private home child care provider

With further training you can become a:

  • Nanny
  • Child care center administrator
  • Elementary teacher
  • Child welfare worker/coordinator
  • Pediatric nurse

Ready to get ahead? 

Taking control of your future is easier than you think. By finishing your high school education at Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center, you put yourself ahead of your peers with field experience a normal classroom could never replicate. Apply for this program and pursue your passion today!

Preschool Begins

ECE's 2017-2018 preschool has begun with children visiting the Animal & Veterinary Science program.  They had the opportunity to see the turtle, the iguana, and the tarantula and petted the baby calf, the snake, the cats, a rabbit, and a guinea pig.  The morning class has adopted Tim the Turtle as their mascot.  The AVS program will become very familiar to the preschool classes as every Thursday the children will be helping to feed the animals.

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