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
Foundations in Early Childhood
Education The history of Early Childhood Education
Types of Programs and Core Standards
Assessing Program Quality
Developmentally and Culturally Appropriate Practices
Developmental Ages and Stages
Children with Diverse Abilities
The Teachers Role in an Inclusive Classroom
Major Theories and the Nature of Development
Understanding and Guiding Childrens
Behavior Professional Standards and Ethical Conduct
Interacting with Parents and Colleagues
Language and Types of Guidance
Strategies for Guidance
Dealing with Challenging Behavior
Criteria for Creating Learning Environments
Keeping Children Safe and Healthy
Basic Arrangements of Space and Materials
Creating a Context for Learning Developmentally and Culturally Appropriate Curriculum
Planning Curricula and Integrating Learning Standards
Maximizing Learning Through Movement
Patterns of Physical and Motor Development
Perspectives on Cognitive Development
Media and Technology in the Classroom
Curriculum for Emotional and Social Growth
Creativity and Spiritual Growth
Standards and School Readiness
Cultural Diversity and Multicultural Education
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