Loudon High School Courses
Early Childhood Education Careers I is a foundational course in the Human Services career cluster intended to prepare students for careers as childcare providers, nannies, preschool teachers, and more. Course content covers the foundation of childhood development services, careers, provider responsibilities and aptitudes, and fundamentals of child development.
Early Childhood Education Careers II is an intermediate course for students interested in learning more about becoming an early childhood teacher, nanny, or childcare provider. This course covers the components of curriculum planning, learning, screening and assessing, special populations, and educational technology. Students will observe educators in action, practice specific skills, and add personal work products to a course portfolio.
Early Childhood Education Careers III is an applied-knowledge course for students interested in becoming an early childhood teacher, nanny, or childcare provider. This course covers the components of the learning environment, planning age appropriate activities, using activities for learning, and developing communication skills.
Early Childhood Education Careers IV is capstone course for students who intend to pursue advanced training as an early childhood teacher, elementary teacher, nanny, or childcare provider. The course standards cover understanding of the components of professionalism, policies, regulations, and teaching and learning. Students will participate in a work-based learning component of instruction and add work products to a course portfolio. Students continuing to work toward earning a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential should record hours toward the required 480—clock hours needed in working with children. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be prepared to continue their studies at the post secondary level.