Early Childhood Education
Host District: Mentor
Program Location: Mentor High School
Program Teacher: Marissa Diamond
Phone: (440)974-5343
Junior Year Hours: 7:22-10:54
Senior Year Hours: 11:52-2:26 Students work in laboratory setting three hours/day
Credits: 3/year
Applied Academic Credit: 1/yr for English
Successful completion of the program will provide the student with the following skills:
  • Introduction to education and training
  • Foundations of education
  • Philosophy of educational best practices
  • Safety and health
  • Technology and education
  • Child growth and development
  • Developmentally appropriate practices
  • Professional responsibilities and growth
  • Value of music and art in child learning
  • Appropriate guidance techniques
  • Diversity and children
  • Children and nutrition
  • Learning environments and learning centers
  • Child care business operations
  • Preschool licensing laws
  • Ohio learning content standards
Red Cross CPR
In-service certifications for: child abuse recognition and prevention, communicable disease and first aid
Articulated College Credit
3 articulated credits are available to students who meet the eligibility requirements through Lakeland Community College.
Junior Year
Child development of typical 3-, 4-, and 5-year olds in a
laboratory experience, plus planning and execution of lessons
Senior Year
Child development of children with special needs
Career goals and employability skills
Placement in community elementary schools, day cares and preschool enterprises
Academic Day:
Junior year—Students attend Mentor High School for their English and CTE class and have the option to stay for the entire day.   
Senior year—Students have the option of attending Mentor High School for all of their academic classes or can attend for their CTE course only.
Student Organization:
Program Fees:
$50 each year
Certificate of Completion:
Students who have satisfactorily completed the two-year training period and who have a minimum of 90% attendance will receive a Career-Technical Certificate of Completion.
6451 Center Street   •   Mentor, Ohio 44060   •   Phone 440.255.4444   •   Fax 440.255.4622   •    Contact Us
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