Early Care & Education

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​​​​​​​Must attend one orientation to be considered for enrollment into program. Please see “upcoming events” for dates and times.

STUDENTS MUST MEET WITH CAREER PROGRAM SPECIALIST MARY WILT BEFORE REGISTERING. PLEASE CALL 302-697-4545 OR EMAIL mary.wilt@polytech.k12.de.us FOR AN APPOINTMENT.

Early Care & Education I

If you are thinking about working with young children, then Early Care and Education I is the class for you. The Office of Child Care Licensing requires that all Early Childhood Assistant Teachers need to have “at least a high school diploma or its equivalent, successful completion of Early Care and Education I, and six months experience working with children preschool age or younger in a group setting”. The Early Care and Education I program is a series of eight early childhood introductory courses approved by Delaware First and combined in a single course. Outside assignments are required. Participants will be assisted in developing a portfolio. This course is approved through childcare licensing in Delaware and the hours can be applied toward relicensure or CDA (Child Development Associate) credentials.

ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND ORIENTATION AND TAKE AN ENTRANCE EXAM.

VR202 | 66 Hours | $299
Sect 48 | Sept 24 – Dec 10 | T/TH | 6:00 PM -9:00 PM

Early Care & Education II

This course builds on Early Care and Education I content to help participants develop strategies and reflective practice in working with young children.This course is approved through childcare licensing in Delaware and the hours can be applied toward re-licensure or CDA (Child Development Associate) credentials. Students are required to purchase additional course materials.

VR303 | 66 Hours | $299
Sect 34 | Sept 23 – Dec 11 | M/W | 6:00 PM -9:00 PM

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