Wakefield Preschool Child Care Center at Northeast Metro Tech
Full Day Program: 8:30am - 2:00pm
Half Day Program: 8:30am - 11:15am
Tuition is due on the 15th of the month prior to your child attending our program. In August, bills are sent out and due on August 15th for the month of September. Tuition is billed each month with the exception of the days that we are open in June.
COURSE OF STUDY - EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
GRADE 9 EXPLORATORY – COURSE #ECX 1 CREDIT
Students participate in hands-on activities introduced to the field of Early Childhood Education and receive exposure to safety topics inside/outside the preschool environment.
GRADE 9 SHOP – COURSE #ECXF-16 10 CREDITS
Students are actively engaged in the daily activities of the preschool. They are supported in initiating appropriate conversations with the preschool children and assuming an active role in their play. Students are expected to follow shop rules and safety practices as outlined by the preschool and State guidelines.
GRADE 10 SHOP – COURSE #EC2 20 CREDITS
Students are introduced to planning and implementing daily activities under the supervision of head teachers. The sophomore curriculum includes lesson planning, introduction to careers in Early Childhood Education, and the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of preschool aged children. Students learn how to appropriately talk to children and impart age appropriate behavior management techniques. Grade 10 ECE students gain an understanding of the importance of learning through play in all areas of the preschool curriculum and develop teamwork skills by working closely with Grade 12 students. Students will also prepare to become OSHA certified by the end of their sophomore year.
GRADE 10 RELATED – COURSE #EC2R 5 CREDITS
Students gain knowledge of the needs of various ages and learn how to supervise young children. Students learn how to determine socially acceptable behavior and handle negative behaviors as well as the signs of child abuse and neglect. Furthermore, students become familiar with age appropriate curriculum planning and implementation, explore the value of play in the preschool setting and become involved in daily activities by extending play.
GRADE 11 SHOP – COURSE #EC3 25 CREDITS
Students plan, implement, and direct weekly thematic based units. Students also work on bulletin boards, children’s portfolios and end of the year preschool evaluations.
GRADE 11 RELATED – COURSE #EC3R 5 CREDITS
Students explore the field of early childhood education through understanding the traits of a quality child care program. They become aware of the characteristics that make up a competent child care professional and learn what is required to operate a child care center effectively. Furthermore, students learn how to set up an appropriate environment for children to learn and understand and implement health and safety practices. Emphasis is placed on organizing and implementing an early learning program and starting their Junior/Senior Project.
GRADE 12 SHOP – COURSE #EC4 25 CREDITS
In the Senior year, students put into practice their early education and care competencies by overseeing the preschool program. Seniors, while supervised by their instructors, manage the daily activities of the preschoolers. If eligible, students participate in externship programs in early childhood centers in the community. When students are eligible, they are able to work towards the Early Education and Care Infant/Toddler Teacher certification.
GRADE 12 RELATED – COURSE #EC4R 5 CREDITS
Students spend senior year researching the state mandated child care regulations. Additionally, students work to complete their Junior/Senior Project, and build a resume with letters of recommendation.