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

    The Early Childhood Education Program is designed to teach students the aspects of educating and working with young children, from birth through preschool. Students will explore career pathways and develop the characteristics of successful teachers and childcare providers. They will focus on social/emotional,cognitive, and physical development to create developmentally appropriate lessons. Year one students will be visited by Cornell Cooperative Extension and local nursery and day care professionals. They also take e-Learning courses for Mandated Reporter and Foundations in Health and Safety to earn certificates that are used in the workforce. Year two students build a professional portfolio that focuses on child development curriculum. They apply what they have learned to real-life situations by participating in off campus internships. Students also earn Infant & Child CPR Certification. Upon successful completion of the program and passing an industry-standard technical assessment, students will earn a Career and Technical Endorsement on their diploma. The coursework and internship hours may be applied towards the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential upon graduation. Upon graduation from high school, students 18 years or older are eligible to apply for their CDA certification. This application is made independently by the student at his/her own expense.

  • 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/CDOS Eligible
    Placement: Regular
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