This curriculum is designed for mature male and females (aged 16 and up) who are ready to assume the responsibility of caring for children in a laboratory setting. Students will be expected to maintain high standards of personal hygiene and regular attendance. Students will be responsible for operating a preschool that meets three afternoons a week. Students plan and supervise art, science, dramatic play, reading readiness, story time, music, and movement activities. Other students will assist in community kindergarten and preschool settings. Each setting provides opportunity for knowledge of child growth and development and experiences in appropriate activities/care.
With increased numbers of parents entering the work force, the demand for child care employment opportunities is growing. Related career opportunities are school/day care aide, elementary teacher aide, elementary teacher, or home day care.
Recommended Academic Courses and Skills:
Ability to Read, Comprehend, and Write at a High School Level
Good Communication Skills
Minimum Age of 16 Years Old