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Early Childhood Education 1 at Monroe High School

 This Family and Consumer Science course is designed to help prepare students who have a passion to work with children in early childhood education and other child care options or settings. Areas of study include personal and professional preparation for this career choice, as well as an introduction to child development and the understanding the ages and stages of children from birth to age twelve, practices and procedures for working with young children effectively, the history or trends of early childhood education, and opportunities that are available in the field.

This semester, Early Childhood Education 1 students are participating in the second phase of their internship component at Child Care Network with assistance from Mrs. Jacqueline Laney, Director and her wonderful staff at the center who help mentor the students. Students are presently learning essential work-based strategies that are necessary for this course such as the internship, mentorship, service learning, and job shadowing aspect of it.
Early Childhood Education 1 provides students with a strong foundation or gateway to this career choice.  Students are also responsible for participating in an array of instructional activities and projects to enhance and build their workplace readiness skills through genuine experience.
The Early Childhood program was started at MHS by Mrs. Marie Reid-Moore, who has been at Monroe High School for eight years. She has taught a number of different Family and Consumer Science classes in her time at MHS, and jumped at the chance to start the Early Childhood Program. She has worked hard to set up internship opportunities for her students and does a great job working with MHS students to gain certifications in Early Childhood. 

Written by: Judy Davis
Posted: Mar 03, 2014 by Judy Davis

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