Early Childhood Education

Last Updated: 12/1/2020 7:23 PM

Learn the skills needed to become a trained child care professional. You must have the skills employers need; and as the number of working parents continues to grow in society, the need for quality childcare continues to expand.


Virtual Open House

Information about our programs and our virtual open house can be found at https://mypath.scctc.org/



Students develop skills and work habits by working in a state-of the-art childcare facility – the Early Childhood Education Center. Students have opportunities to work with children aged six weeks through five years at the center. This is an excellent program to prepare for early childhood education and social work.


Experience and Skills Gained

  • Introduction to education and training
  • Foundations of education
  • Safety, health, and nutrition
  • Child growth and development
  • Curriculum and Instruction strategies
  • Family/community communications
  • Professional development and growth
  • Child observation and assessment
  • Learning environments and experiences
  • Educational technologies
  • CPR and first aid training


Opportunities After Graduation

Graduates from the Early Childhood Education & Care Program are encouraged to further their education by receiving a two-year associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education


A Few of the Career Opportunities

  • Child Care Worker
  • Home Day Care Provider
  • Nanny
  • Licensed Public School Teacher
  • Licensed Pre-School Teacher


College Scholarship Opportunities

$3,000 scholarships are available from Clark State Community College and Sinclair Community College to qualified students.


Credentials/ Certifications - ODE Value

CPR/First Aid - 1 Point

Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention - 1 Point

Communicable Disease Prevention - 1 Point

Council for Professional Recognition Child Development Assoc. Credential - 12 Points


Clark State Community College - Sem. Hrs.

Articulated Credit Pending Approval - Pending


Hocking College - Sem. Hrs.

ED 1100 Introduction to Education - 3 Credits

ED 2200 Guidance and Classroom Management - 3 Credits

ED 1121 Emergent Reading and Children’s Literature - 3 Credits

ED 2141 Observing and Recording Behavior - 2 Credits

ED 1115 Community Health/Safety & Nutrition and Communicable Diseases - 2 Credits

Students will have the opportunity to earn credentials and college credits based on final program grades and /or test scores.

All credentials and college credits are current as of the posting of this website, but are subject to change.

Additional Info

Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center | 1901 Selma Road | Springfield, OH 45505
Phone: 937.325.7368
Fax: 937.325.7452