• Course Description

     The Early Childhood Education I course is the foundational course under the Early Childhood Care & Education pathway and prepares the student for employment in early childhood education and services. The course addresses the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors associated with supporting and promoting optimal growth and development of infants and children. The pre-requisite for this course is advisor approval.

    The course offers many hands-on activities, real-life situations, team building experiences, community guest appearances and creativity opportunities.  It’s a great deal of work, with a great deal of reward.


    The students also have the opportunity to work with children in the preschool setting.  Our Henry County Early Childhood Programs have in-house preschool laboratories in which 3-5 year old children from the community attend preschool for partial days during the second semester.  This is an invaluable experience for both the high school student as well as the preschool child.  We are extremely proud to offer such real-life opportunities to our young adults and extremely excited to watch the growth and excitement of the preschooler who receives such one on one attention each day.


    Everyone is or will be touched by the life of a child, whether male of female at some point in their life.  It is amazing to watch the transformation of the student as they work, play and grow with the children. 


    Materials List for ECE I

    One 1” Clear View Binder

    Sheet Protectors


    Jump Drive

    Pocket Change for Copies



    ECE I Syllabus