Contact the Pensacola State College Humanities And Social Sciences Department for assistance in planning your program of study.
The Pre-K College Technical Certificate is a 12 college credit program designed to provide students with the skills needed to design developmentally appropriate curriculum for young children and enable them to begin careers as early childhood education caregivers with a preschool specialization. Additionally, the courses can be transferred into appropriate technical certificate programs within Early Childhood or can be used in either the AS or AA Early Childhood degree programs. Please contact the program coordinator for advising.
IS THIS FOR YOU
Professionals in this career must possess good communication and social skills and also have a genuine interest in adult/child relationships. Friendly, understanding, sympathetic, and empathetic describe the attributes of an Early Childhood professional.
By gaining experience in a child development center or a public or private school, students may advance to supervisory or administrative positions.
RELATED CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Graduates from the Early Childhood Education (Technical Certificate) programs work as child care workers or preschool teachers or teacher aides in pre-schools, child-care centers, child care homes, or other child development centers in the public or private sector. Employers include child care centers, school systems, religious organizations, private households and family-home child-care programs.
Child Care Workers
Concerned with the education, guidance, and daily care of young children. They plan and implement activities that stimulate children’s: intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development.
Work in public or private schools, or child development centers, where they plan and implement activities for young children which promote: intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth and development needed to be successful as they enter primary school.
Family Child Care Providers
Care for a few children in their own homes. These workers are generally self-employed and are responsible for all aspects of running a small business.
Teacher Aides Assist
classroom teachers in elementary schools. Aides often apply training in child development and typing skills to perform a combination of instructional and clerical duties. [See also Teacher Aides, Early Childhood Education (Associate of Science Degree Program), page 56.]