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This is a two-year program for high school juniors and seniors
  • College Credits - The University of Akron Wayne College & North Central State College
  • Certifications
  • Internships
Career Opportunities: 
  • Preschool, infant, or toddler teacher or assistant
  • Head Start teacher or assistant
  • School-age program teacher or assistant
  • Special needs or group home aide
  • Family child care provider
  • Child photographer


Laboratory and Field Experiences:

  • Teaching preschool in an early childhood classroom, working with infants and toddlers
  • Teaching in kindergarten and elementary school classrooms
  • Teaching in Head Start classrooms
  • Teaching special needs children
  • Preparing lesson plans in language and literacy, music and movement, art, sensory, dramatic play, science, math and social studies
  • Building office administrative skills
  • Leading parent conferences for preschool children
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Incorporating technology 
Additional Information: 

Students in this program belong to Educators Rising (EdRising). It provides opportunities for competition, leadership and community service projects.

The program operates a preschool. For more information or to enroll, call Instructor Debra McDonald at 330-669-7080.

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