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Early Childhood Education

Explore developmental growth in children from birth through age eight, plan and execute developmentally appropriate activities in our fully-licensed Little Lions Preschool.

Certifications

  • Year 1: CPR & First Aid
  • Year 2: eFoodHandlers and CPR & First Aid
  • Year 3: Arizona Department of Education Intro to Infant/Toddler Guidelines  AND, Arizona Department of Education Intro to Arizona Early Learning Standards, CPR & First Aid

Things to Consider About this Program

  • Will be required to complete a Child Care Licensing File to participate in the preschool.
  • Work in close contact with the preschool children (51%) of class time
  • May come into contact with bodily fluids
  • Vivid imagination and creative skills 
  • Willing to role play as a preschooler for peer lessons

Direct Employment

  • Preschool Aide
  • Paraprofessional
  • Nanny
  • Childcare Worker

Jobs Available After Additional or Advanced Training

  • Social Worker
  • Psychologist
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Ultrasound Technician
  • Child Advocate 
  • Camp Director
  • Preschool Director
  • School Counselor 
  • Librarian
  • Principal
  • Occupational Therapist 
  • Speech and Language Pathologist 
  • Pediatrician
  • Nurse

Eligibility

Grades 10-12

Students must also complete the following:

  • TB Test results required and proof of current Tetanus with Pertussis vaccination for access to Preschool
Enrollment Page

Holland Codes:

Early Childhood Education Little Lions/Classroom/Outside
JTED @ Mountain View Campus

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Early Childhood Education

Location

JTED @ Mountain View:

Monday through Friday per school bell schedule 

  • Intermediate (ECE 3-4), period 1 
  • Advanced (ECE 5-6), period 2 
  • Beginning (ECE 1-2), period 3 or 4
  • Internship (ECE 7-8), any period of the day

Program Completion/Sequence

  • Year 1 (Early Childhood 1-2): Explore child Development theorists, milestones, and developmentally appropriate interactions.
  • Year 2 (Early Childhood 3-4): Dissect the AZ Early Learning Standards and create activities for children. Research career pathways and participate in industry trainings.
  • Year 3 (Early Childhood 5-6): Utilizing the AZ Early Learning Standards expand on year 2 and work independently to create, implement, and evaluate appropriate activities for children. 
  • Year 4 (Early Childhood 7-8): Internship, must be currently enrolled in year 2 or 3. Assist the preschool staff to run the behind the scenes of the preschool. Implement the skills learned in the eFoodhandlers training and from previous years. 

Credits

1/Year

(Earn 3 dual PCC credits Year 2 for ECE117 Child Growth & Development, Year 3 for ECE228 Young Child Family & Culture, and ECE125 Nutrition/Health/Safety in Young Children)

Locations offering Early Childhood Education:

  • Ajo High School
  • Amphitheater High School
  • Canyon Del Oro High School
  • Cholla High School
  • Cienega High School
  • JTED @ Mountain View
  • Marana High School
  • Mica Mountain High School
  • Nogales High School
  • Pueblo Magnet High School
  • San Manuel High School
  • Teenage Parent High School
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