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HUMAN SERVICES

BECOME A CARE PROVIDER OR EDUCATOR

HUMAN SERVICES

This two-year program prepares students for further education and career paths in early childhood education, health care, social services, and related fields. 

Foundations

This course focuses on key components of human development from conception through end of life. Other areas explored include safety, nutrition, health, unique populations, and workplace readiness skills. Participation in an on-campus lab space, as well as high-quality early childhood and older adult programs allows students to apply their learning in authentic environments. Students who demonstrate competency in all areas are recommended for dual-enrollment status, which is offered through Vermont Technical College.

Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education (ECE)

This course offers a comprehensive examination and exploration of the ECE setting. Areas of concentration include: safety, child development, nutrition, health, observation, guiding behaviors, curriculum, working with families, professionalism, and examination of state child care regulations. Application of learning and skills in high-quality ECE centers is a key component of the course, as is the attainment of several industry recognized credentials (IRCs). Dual-enrollment status is available to those who demonstrate competency in all areas; courses are offered through the Community College of Vermont.

 

NOTE: This class is available on both a half-day and full-day basis; full-day status is reserved for returning students who are intent on pursuing a professional career path or post-secondary studies in the ECE field.

GRADES 11-12 | HALF DAY | 120 MINUTES DAILY

COURSE INFO

PREREQUISITES

  • 10 credits on transcript
     

  • Demonstrated proficiency in two grade-level high school English classes

CREDITS

(upon completion of two-year program)

  • 1 embedded social studies credit
     

  • 5 elective credits

  • Qualifying students can earn college credits at VTC or CCV.

INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CREDENTIALS

  • CPR and First Aid
     

  • Mandated Reporter Training
     

  • Abusive Head Trauma Training
     

  • Basic Specialized Care Training
     

  • VT Licensing Training
     

  • Penn State VT Orientation Training

  • Northern Light @ CCV Fundmentals

  • Child Development Associate (CDA)™

PROFESSIONAL SKILL BUILDING

  • Health & Safety-related Practices

  • Examination/Applicationof VT Child Care Regulations

  • Developmentally Appropriate Practice

  • Community-Based Learning
     

  • Curriculum Development in line with the VT Early Learning Standards
     

  • Ethical Practice & Confidentiality
     

  • Exploration of Family-Related Concerns
     

  • Memory Care & Assisted Living