Early Childhood
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    Target Student: Grades 11 & 12
    Course Length: 2 years
    Credits: Up to 4 per year in CTE
    or a combination of CTE and
    integrated academic credit for
    career and financial management
    and English
    Bohlen Tech Center Course Syllabus (Click Here) 
    Sackett Tech Center Course Syllabus (Click Here)
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    Early Childhood Education
    Teacher at the Charles H. Bohlen Technical Center:
    Margaret Mary Clement
    Instructor at the Horward G. Sackett Technical Center:
    Cindy Fitzpatrick

    Early Childhood Education  (Bohlen & Sackett technical centers)

    The first five years of life are critical stages in a child’s growth. You can acquire the knowledge needed to work effectively with children in a wide variety of settings through your experiences in BOCES’ two-year Early Childhood Education program. You’ll have the opportunity to explore many different early childhood education career options through internships, guest speakers, research, professional readings, field trips and cooperative activities, as well as on-campus interactions with young children. At the end of the program, you’ll be prepared for entry-level employment working with children or to further your education. Participants are well prepared to go on to earn an associate’s degree in child development, as this program follows the guidelines and framework for the degree program. Also appropriate for those interested in education; many students decide on a higher age level to teach, but the foundations are laid in this program.


    Sample units of study

    • Child growth and development
    • Observation and recording: Child assessment
    • Child-centered environments
    • Program planning and scheduling
    • Guided play, literacy, art, music, movement, science, social studies and math experiences
    • Guided nutrition, health and wellness experiences
    • Management of center operations
    • Teacher, parent and community relationships
    • Guiding exceptional children
    • Guidance of young children

    Career opportunities

    • Recreational programs
    • Head Start
    • Pre-K programs
    • Governess or nanny
    • Family childcare provider
    • Teacher’s assistant
    • Family services programs

    College partners

    • Herkimer County Community College
    • Jefferson County Community College
    • Mohawk Valley Community College
    • SUNY Cobleskill
    • SUNY Canton


Last Modified on December 23, 2016