Overview

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Early Childhood Education
 
Early Childhood Education includes content that helps students learn to direct and operate an early childhood education program. Topics presented to students include:  organizational structure, personnel policies, rules and regulations, liability issues, principles of human growth and development, interpersonal skills, developmentally appropriate activities, individual and group activities, organization of teaching materials and supplies, learning activity centers, lesson plans, teaching aides, operating quipment, play and recreation activities, dietary needs of children, preparing snacks and meals, child health and safety, and community resources.  The Etowah County Career Technical Center operates a school-based day care program for 3 and 4 year old children to provide students with experiences that are essential in developing skills necessary for teaching and caring for children. This program provides a basis for several career options including teaching, childcare, childcare management, and parenting.