Early Childhood Development & Services

Pathway Information

  • People with careers in Early Childhood Development and Services nurture and teach children. They provide services in childcare centers, nursery schools, preschools, public schools, private households, family childcare homes, and before- and after-school programs.

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    Sequence of Courses

    Pathway Course ID Course Title Level Credit
    Early Childhood Development and Services 7605 Career and Life Planning Level 1: Introductory 0.5
    Early Childhood Development and Services 7675, 7676 Introduction to Family & Consumer Services Level 1: Introductory 0.5
    Early Childhood Development and Services 7600 Parenting and Child Development Level 2: Technical 0.5
    Early Childhood Development and Services 7617 FACS Leadership in Action Level 2: Technical 0.5
    Early Childhood Development and Services 7900 World of Children Level 2: Technical 0.5
    Early Childhood Development and Services 7820 Family Studies Level 2: Technical 0.5
    Early Childhood Development and Services 7611, 7612 Early Childhood Education Foundations Level 2: Technical 1
    Early Childhood Development and Services 7613, 7614 Early Childhood Education Lab Level 3: Application 1
     

    Courses offered may vary between schools.  To be considered a CTE Completer in the pathway, students must complete 3.0 credits within the course sequence, achieve 80% or greater competency on the course standards or industry proficiency exam, and graduate high school in four years.  At least 2.0 of the required 3.0 required credits must be a combination of technical and application level courses.

     

Career Opportunities

    • Childcare Assistant/Worker

    • Childcare Director

    • Child Life Specialist

    • Nanny

    • Preschool Teacher

    • Teacher's Assistant

    • Early Childhood Teacher

    • Elementary Teacher