Students earn ASD academic credit in social studies elective. College credit with University of Alaska Anchorage possible.
1 semester. Second semester may be taken with a grade of “B” or better to advance. Grade level 11-12.
Second semester may be taken with a grade of “B” or better to advance. No prerequisites, however, course work in Child Development and/or Psychology is recommended. Municipal licensing requires all students to complete:
• paperwork for a background check; and
• documented health history.
In addition, all students disciplinary records are also reviewed for possible infractions that would exclude them from working with young children. Professional dress and attire is required on preschool days including wearing our uniform polo shirt and no visible tattoos or facial piercings.
The Early Childhood Education Program provides students an opportunity to work and learn about young children. Students work in a municipal-licensed preschool that follows NAEYC Accreditation Standards. They are supervised by two early childhood instructors. Students are also required to complete an application for the job of working with young children and provide three references. Students learn child development and classroom skills in supervising and teaching young children ages 3-5 years. The first semester curriculum includes: health and safety, guidance and parenting. Students enrolled in the second semester will continue their study of child development focusing on the elements of a quality learning environment and creative development of young children.