Early Childhood Education

Last Updated: 12/21/2021 4:19 PM

Program Description

The Early Childhood Education program prepares students for employment or continued advanced coursework in childcare and other early education areas. Students receive instruction in the operation of a licensed preschool center located on the Tri-County campus for children 18 months through five years of age. This program also provides students the opportunities to evaluate their interest in teaching and other human service careers requiring a high level of personal interaction. Besides on-campus experience, students have the opportunity to intern or be early-placed at an off-campus institution. Real-life experiences and quality training remain the keys to our students’ successes. Students have the opportunity to belong and participate in the FCCLA student organization.

Areas of Study

  • Communication skills
  • Child development
  • Planning and record keeping
  • Maintaining a safe, healthful and educational environment
  • Preschool classroom management Interaction skills at appropriate level
  • Nutrition
  • Cooperative efforts with social service agencies
  • Laws required for childcare center operations
  • Childcare and guidance strategies
  • Computer operations
  • Leadership development

Professional Certification Opportunities

  • Child abuse and neglect
  • First aid
  • CPR
  • Communicable diseases

Further Educational Opportunities

  • Associate’s degree in early childhood education
  • Bachelor’s and master’s degree in early childhood education
  • Teaching certification or license

Instructor: Sharon Frame

740.753.3511 or 800.637.6508 

Kids Academy

Fees and Recommended Tools

The Early Childhood Program has a lab shirt recommendation not included in the required program fees. The cost of the lab shirt is approximately $12.00.  If a student would like to purchase an additional long sleeve shirt it would cost an additional $14.00. Money will be collected during the first week of school.  These shirts will be worn while the student works in our school lab, The Hocking Valley Day School. Each student should wear jeans, dress slacks or skirts with the lab shirt.  Comfortable shoes (no flip-flops) are recommended to be worn when working with the children in the school lab.

Click here for the full list of program fees. For more information, please contact the Treasurer's Office at 740-753-3511.