Early Childhood Education is a course that teaches teens:
- How young children grow and develop
- Different philosophies of Early Childhood Education
- Practical teaching ideas and lesson planning
Your high schooler should include Early Childhood Education training in his/her homeschool career exploration. Here’s why:
1) Add power to the homeschool transcript by leveling-up Human Development
If included as an add-on to Human Development, the course levels up from average high school to college prep or even higher (according to the activities chosen). This make Human Development an even more powerful “sparkle” credit.
2) Prepare to be an awesome homeschooling parent someday
ECE prepares a teen to understand preschoolers along with their developmental and educational needs. This light-hearted, no-busywork text gives an introduction to teaching young children, whether in a group setting or at home with the family.
3) Enrich a good career exploration curriculum
Whether or not a homeschooling high schooler wishes to seriously pursue a career in Early Childhood Education, it adds richness to their exploration process. Teens need to have many types of experiences in homeschool career exploration in order to truly know themselves and be ready to know God’s plans.
4) ECE is an important mission field
Very early exposure to the Gospel and Christ’s love is important for children. With more and more preschoolers in Early Childhood Education placements these days, this mission field is becoming more and more vital. There is a great need for missionaries to our youngest children!
5) Early Childhood Education as homeschool career exploration credit is FUN!
It is just good fun to discover and invent delightful activities that inspire and excite preschoolers. ECE is a no-busywork, fun, but seriously instructional part of a solid homeschool career exploration credit.
This curriculum for Early Childhood Education training includes:
- An explanation of the developmental process of preschoolers
- A brief history of Early Childhood Education
- A discussion of the various styles of Early Childhood Education
- Instruction on creating exciting educational activities and lesson plans that are appropriate for preschoolers (whether in the home or group settings)
- Resources to explore
- .5 credit career exploration
Chapters in Early Childhood Education:
- How to Use This Course
- Chapter 1: Preschool Child Development – Physical Development
- Chapter 2: Preschool Child Development – Cognitive Development
- Chapter 3: Early Educational Theorists
- Chapter 4: Educational Theorists of the 1800s
- Chapter 5: Influential Educators of the Early 1900s
- Chapter 6: Influential Modern Educators
- Chapter 7: Other Theories That Influence Education
- Chapter 8: The Qualities of a Good Early Education Teacher
- Chapter 9: Montessori in the Classroom
- Chapter 10: Charlotte Mason Method in the Classroom
- Chapter 11: Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom
- Chapter 12: Classroom Skills & Management
- Chapter 13: How to Create Lesson Plans
- Chapter 14: Final Project
- Chapter 15: Presentation
- Preschool Planning Sheet
- Answer Key
Your homeschool career exploration credit will sparkle when it includes Early Childhood Education training.
Download yours today!
Here is a Homeschool Highschool Podcast interview with a homeschool graduate who was inspired to become a teacher as she studied Early Childhood Education. Also, here is one homeschool mom’s inspiring story about her daughter’s ECE credit.
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What people are saying:
My daughter loves your material (LOVED Early childhood Ed) and is doing Intro to psych for her SR year. – J.P.
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