FWCS Career Academy Early Education

Utilizing our onsite licensed daycare center and relationships with Head Start and elementary schools in the area, you’ll get hands-on experience right away working with children. Whether you’re interested in childcare, education, social work or psychology, this program will be instrumental in starting your career.

Early Education Students EARLY EDUCATION I EARLY CHILDHOOD LAB

EARLY EDUCATION I

FWCS Career Academy Early Childhood

What to look forward to in the first year:

  • Courses covering child growth and development, guidance techniques, teaching strategies and governing regulations
  • Volunteer experiences with the FWCS Career Academy Early Childhood Lab, special-needs and Title I preschools and Head Start programs

EARLY EDUCATION II

Early Education Students

What to look forward to in the second year:

  • Internship opportunities at Montessori schools, nursery schools, Title I preschools, daycare centers and special-needs preschools for at least 10 hours each week
  • Four classroom hours at the Career Academy focusing on work relationships and childhood philosophy, based on the Child Development Associate, Credential (CDA) competency standards

THE ULTIMATE LEARNING EXPERIENCE: EARLY CHILDHOOD LAB

First and second year students get hands-on instruction in the Career Academy’s onsite licensed daycare center. You’ll interact with full-time staff and preschoolers to develop the children’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual skills.

COLLEGE CREDIT AND CERTIFICATIONS

First Aid Certification
  • Transfer 12 credits in early childhood education to Ivy Tech Community College; credits can also transfer to Ball State, Indiana State, IPFW and IUPUI
  • Earn a CDA credential after successfully completing the Year 2 program
  • Earn CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Earn AAFCS Pre-PAC Early Education Credential