The CHILD DEVELOPMENT & GUIDANCE program is designed to offer high school students an opportunity to become childcare workers in a variety of educational settings. Students in CHILD DEVELOPMENT & GUIDANCE will learn to organize individual and group activities with preschool children ages three to five years of age. Curriculum areas include preschool layout and design, child development and growth, art, music, literature, dramatic play, physical education, social studies, math and science in early childhood education. Students will also be given an introduction to child psychology, nutrition
and health, child care laws and career exploration.
How the physical, psychological and social aspects impact the learning processes of young children is emphasized throughout the course. The educational setting for CHILD DEVELOPMENT & GUIDANCE is a fully operational preschool with an adjacent classroom. The preschool is open 3 days per week, October through June. Graduates of the program are employable in a variety of educational and child care settings. Many graduates choose to continue their education by pursuing college degrees in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education.