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Early Childhood Education

A Early Childhood Education program student plays catch with a stuffed globe ball with preschool children
A Early Childhood Education student reads a book aloud to audience members
A Early Childhood Education student and preschool child play with toys on the classroom carpet
Early Childhood Education staff and preschool students sit on tricycles in the playground
Four Early Childhood Education program students hold a large prop pencil, a book, and a Corduroy bear
Student stands in front of a poster board on the topic of Cows
A Early Childhood Education program instructor stands in front of a class of students presenting good eating habits
A preschool child shows off her drawing in a hallway to her Early Childhood Education teacher

The Early Childhood Education Program provides valuable insight into the physical, intellectual, social and emotional development of children. Students explore current issues as well as theories and techniques in the care and education of infants, toddlers, preschool and primary school children including the special-needs population.

An Early Childhood Education program student helps a preschool child place items into her cupboard slot

Career Opportunities:

  • Preschool Teacher
  • Elementary Teacher
  • Child Care Teacher
  • Child Care Director
  • Preschool Director
  • Special Needs Teacher
  • Social Worker

*Some careers noted require additional education

A Early Childhood Education student stands in front of a display for the book %22Corduroy%22

Skills Gained:

  • Provide Safe Learning Environment
  • Develop Age-Appropriate Activities
  • Research and Develop Lesson Plans
  • Develop/ Practice Communication Skills
  • Understand Theories of Early Childhood Education
  • Maintain Positive Family Relationships
  • Provide Physical/ Emotional Security
  • Develop/ Practice Effective Guidance Techniques

Learning Lab Preschool

WCCC operates a state-licensed preschool, which offers each Early Child Education student the benefit of observations, enrichment opportunities and professional growth. Students from the Early Childhood Education career tech program have the unique opportunity to work hands-on with preschool students twice a week using small activities. 

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Career Technical Student Organization

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a Career and Technical Student Organization that functions as an integral part of the Family and Consumer Sciences education curriculum and operates within the school system. Through participation in competitive events, becoming involved in community service opportunities, student leadership, and attending leadership conferences, members develop real world skills, explore career pathways, and become college- and career-ready.

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