DUAL CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES

Dual Credit Opportunities 

The Early Childhood Education Program is pleased to partner with Ivy Tech Community College to offer college credit while simultaneously receiving  high school credit.  
 

In most instances dual credit is free of charge.  You should contact the guidance counselor or the Instructor for further information concerning this.​  The following dual credit opportunities are offered in the Early Childhood Education Academy.  

 
ECED 100 
Introduction to Early Childhood Education

 

Prerequisites must test into ENGL 095 or ENGL 083 to take this course. Entry level course for early care and education teachers. It provides an over of the history, theory, and foundation of early childhood educations as well as exposure to types of programs , curricula and services available to young children. Opportunity to explore a variety of opportunities in the field through lecture, activities, and classroom observation. Students may be required to complete observations and field experiences with children as related  to this course.

 
ECED 101
Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Prerequisites: Must test into ENGL 095 or ENGL 093 and ENGL 083 to take this course. Examines basic principles of child development, Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP), importance of family, licensing, and elements of quality care of young children with an emphasis on the learning environment related to healthy, safety, and nutrition. Entry-level course for early care and education teachers. Students may be required to complete observations and field experiences with children as related to this course.

 
ECED 103
 
Curriculum in Early Childhood Classroom

 

Prerequisites: Must test into ENGL 095 or ENGL 093 and ENGL 083 to take this course. Entry-level course for early care and education teachers. Examines Developmentally Appropriate environments and activities in various childcare settings. Explores the varying development levels and cultural backgrounds of children. Students may be required to complete observations and field experiences with children as related to this course.

 
ECED 105
 
CDA Process

 

Prerequisites: 480 hours of work experience with a specific age group (0-5 years) within the last five years, verification of 120 hours of required competency based coursework and Program Chair Approval. Prepares the student to complete the application, CDA exam, and verification process for the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. Students participate in supervised visits at their practical work/volunteer sites as the college instructor fulfills the role of the Professional Development Specialist, as outlines by the Council for Professional Recognition, Washington, D.C. Students may be required to complete observations and field experiences with children as related to this course. A credentialing fee is assigned to this course.

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