** To share what we have to offer here at St Georges, we will be spotlighting different career areas over the next few weeks. Please check back to see how our school is helping students be college and career-ready.



Ms. Nikkie Bowe and Ms. Valerie Boothe run the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program. There are 60 students enrolled in the career path (20 per grade, in grades 10-12). Students normally pursue the education field upon completion of the program and receive DOE certification as an Early Childhood Teacher. There is also the opportunity for Dual Enrollment with Delaware Technical Community College (DTCC) in the Early Childhood program.

Early Childhood Education is designed to prepare students to enter a number of fields
related to the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual care and guidance of children
to prepare them to continue their education in elementary or special education, physical
or recreational therapy, social work, and pediatric nursing. Early childhood educators
nurture youngsters whose parents are at work or cannot be with them for other reasons.
Job duties vary according to the ages of the children, and the amount of supervision
received varies with the work setting. The Early Childhood curriculum includes instruction
in the planning and supervision of developmentally appropriate activities for children.
Other areas of study include safety practices, first aid, human growth and development,
community and social problems, basic psychology, nutrition, special needs, program
management, and professionalism. Students have an opportunity to apply their skills and
knowledge in the laboratory preschool.

The demand for early childhood education and privately owned child care is growing; for this and other reasons, current trends indicate employment of Early Childhood educators is expected to increase.

NEXT WEEK: Auto Tech

** To share what we have to offer here at St Georges, we will be spotlighting different career areas over the next few weeks. Please check back to see how our school is helping students be college and career-ready. Ms. Nikkie Bowe and Ms. Valerie Boothe run the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program. There are 60 students enrolled in the career path (20 per grade, in grades 10-12). Students normally pursue the education field upon completion of the program and receive DOE certification as an Early Childhood Teacher. There is also the opportunity for Dual Enrollment with Delaware Technical Community College (DTCC) in the Early Childhood program. Early Childhood Education is designed to prepare students to enter a number of fields related to the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual care and guidance of children to prepare them to continue their education in elementary or special education, physical or recreational therapy, social work, and pediatric nursing. Early childhood educators nurture youngsters whose parents are at work or cannot be with them for other reasons. Job duties vary according to the ages of the children, and the amount of supervision received varies with the work setting. The Early Childhood curriculum includes instruction in the planning and supervision of developmentally appropriate activities for children. Other areas of study include safety practices, first aid, human growth and development, community and social problems, basic psychology, nutrition, special needs, program management, and professionalism. Students have an opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge in the laboratory preschool. The demand for early childhood education and privately owned child care is growing; for this and other reasons, current trends indicate employment of Early Childhood educators is expected to increase. NEXT WEEK: Auto Tech