Early Childhood Education/Occupations, formerly ECE II isa continuation of Early Childhood Development with a heightened emphasis on the history of child development theories and research, nutrition and development and implementation of lesson plans and activities. Students work with children ages 2 ½ years to 4 years in a playgroup, comprised of local area children that meets at PIRCTC, students become certified in pediatric first aid and CPR. Students who return to Early Childhood Education/Occupations are those who are genuinely interested in the field and who wish to prepare for an early childhood professional position or other careers that involve working with young children. Classroom lessons help students gain the knowledge they need to provide children with positive guidance, to observe and assess a child’s development, and to plan and implement a variety of learning activities in a developmentally appropriate manner. Portfolios are used to record and assess the student’s work.
This course is held at PIRCTC in room 312.