Early Childhood Education

Program Description

The Early Childhood Education Program provides students an opportunity to explore early childhood education as a career field.  It prepares students to work with and educate children from birth through eight years of age.  Students will gain skills and knowledge in development, discipline, health, safety, communication, planning, preparing, and presenting activities.  The program also provides the students with practical work experience in our preschool and various programs in the community.  Upon successful completion of the program, students can earn articulation credits (free college credits) at Kellogg Community College and colleges and universities throughout Michigan. Students also have the opportunity to earn their Child Development Associate (CDA).  The CDA requires two years in the program with additional hours working with children from ages 3 to 5 years old.

 

Related Careers

  • Childcare Assistant
  • Family Day Care Assistant
  • School-Age Assistant
  • Infant/Toddler Assistant
  • Exceptional/Client Assistant

Program Staff

Michele Lloyd
Instructor - 1st Year
(269) 968-2271 x5240
Ashley Zuehlke
Instructor - 2nd Year
(269) 968-2271 x5263
Amber Dingee
Instructional Support Staff
(269) 968-2271 x5262