Early Childhood Education

  • Students spend time working directly with young children.

    Barry Tech | Human and Public ServicesEarly Childhood Education in Long Island

  • About This Course

    In this course, students will learn the basics and methodology of Early Childhood Education and Child Development. This course will provide students with a solid foundation in classroom arrangement and management and curriculum development for  infants/toddlers/preschoolers and young children. They will study the fundamentals of working with both parents and staff in a school setting. Focus is stressed on the research findings that early years are a critical time for the physical, cognitive and social/emotional development of children.

  • Students Will Learn

    the fundamental aspects of how a child develops and prepare for entry-level employment in Early Childhood Education. Year one students will be visited by experts in fields such as: Safe Center, Cornell Cooperative Extension and local nursery and day care directors. In addition,
    numerous visitations to local day care and nursery schools will be planned. Year two students will earn hours of formal child care education experience necessary to apply for the certification as a CDA: Child Development Associate. This course may also be used towards the 480 hours of experience working directly with children in group settings required for CDA certification. The CDA is a nationally recognized degree. In addition, year two students will complete 120 hours needed of CDA training for their CDA professional portfolio, including six competencies and resources, which is a necessary component towards achieving their CDA. Upon graduation from high school, students 18 years or older are eligible to apply for their CDA certification.


  • Course available: Grades 11–12
    Course length: 2 years
    Placement: Regular
    LocationBarry Tech


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