In the Early Childhood Education program at EHOVE, you are treated like an adult. Junior lab is in the morning. They have a thirty minute Related class before going in to lab. In Related, they learn the Early Learning Content standards, how to write lesson plans, and how to interact with the children. Then, they go to lab, which is a preschool with 24 children and a toddlers area with 6 toddlers .The juniors do the “welcome to school” stuff, like go through the calendar, weather, rules, and story time with the children. The first half of your junior year, the teacher is out there with the juniors and helps them through it. The second half they run it.
After the children go to snack time, and the juniors get their activities ready for the day, the student teachers get one-on-one time with the children! After lab, the juniors go to their academics.
In the afternoon, it’s the seniors lab. The seniors go right to lab, because they have their Related class as an academic class or as an independent study in the morning. Seniors come in and put the children to nap. While the children are asleep, they work on writing lesson plans and get their activities ready for the day. The seniors also learn the hard work it takes to be a teacher and the cleaning and organization you must do. When the children wake up, the seniors have their one-on-one time with the children. After that, the seniors run creative movement and story time. In Early Childhood Education, you learn how to run a full day of preschool on your own!
At the end of the year both the juniors and seniors get certified in C.P.R training, First aid training, communicable disease and child abuse recognition. All this training gives us good job skills to have in the teaching career field! For more info on my program, go to http://www.ehove.net/high-school/career-tech-programs/Child.html