Early Childhood Education

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.

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Instructor: Shannon Donelson

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 

Certifications for Qualifying Students

  • State of Ohio Day Care in-service training 

  • First Aid/CPR & Communicable Disease

  • Child Abuse Recognition and Prevention

Students in this program may qualify for articulated college credit and or Tuition Freedom Scholarship at North Central State College.

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!

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