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Early Childhood Education

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Early Childhood Education

If you love children and are interested in pursuing early childhood careers, Stratford's course is a great place to start.

Students can gain a thorough introduction to this interesting career field and gain valuable insight on child behaviors and development. This detailed information could be helpful in both your personal and professional life.

With the convenience to study at home, you could complete your course in as little as six months, of if you prefer, take up to two years.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual salary for childcare workers is $20,320. The number of jobs is projected to increase by 5% through 2024.*
Early Childhood Education: An Introduction
• Teamwork – Interaction Among ECE Staff
• Keeping Pace with Rapid Developmental Changes
• Changes in Children
• Working with Children Who Have Special Needs

Who Is Involved In Early Childhood Education
• The “What” of Early Childhood Education
• The Scope of Early Childhood Education
• The “Who” of Early Childhood Education
• Children - Similarities and Differences
• The Families
• The Teachers/Caregivers

Rationale For ECE and Its Physical Environment
• The “Why” of Early Childhood Education
• Rationale Supporting ECE
• Goals, Objectives and Evaluation
• The “Where” of Early Childhood Education
• The Physical Environment

Curriculum Planning
• Scheduling the Program and Curriculum Planning
• Creative Development Through the Curriculum
• Physical Development Through the Curriculum
• Cognitive Development Through the Curriculum
• Language Development Through the Curriculum
• Social Development Through the Curriculum

Guiding the Behavior of Children
• The “How” of Early Childhood Education
• Guiding Routines and Group Activities
• Guiding Social Behaviors
• Helping Children Cope with Stress
This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the course material is presented may vary.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition
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Early Childhood Education Program

"This program has helped me tremendously by giving me the skills to do my job effectively."

Sue B.

"With the knowledge gained from this program, I understand the children better. I am now able to handle different situations occurring in my class."

Wendy M.

"I am a single mother and I have two jobs. Going to school seemed impossible to me. Thanks to SCI training, I could learn about a new career."

Elizabeth C.