Contact Info

High School

Class: Early Childhood Education Instructor

Teacher: Julie Pagnotta


Extension: 1215

Room: B-14

Important Dates

Monday, September 11, 2017
Picture Day

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Two-day ServSafe Training

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Permission Slip Due

Course Syllabus

Welcome to Early Childhood Education

Classes 2018 & 2019

Instructor, Mrs. Julie Pagnotta, M.S.Ed.

Classroom B-14


330-729-4000 ext. 1215

Semester 1: 8/21/17 - 1/12/18

Senior Course: 8:00 am- 10:30 am - Principles of Early Education Course Number: 350205

Description: In this first course in the pathway, students will examine the history and philosophy of early childhood education, types of early childhood programs, and the roles, rights and responsibilities of learners and stakeholders in early childhood education. Students will assess developmental appropriate practices; legal, ethical and organizational issues; and the challenge of teaching and caring for young children with diverse needs. Career planning and professionalism will also be emphasized throughout the course.

CDA: Subject Area 6: Professionalism

Junior Course: 11:50 am-2:20 pm - Health, Safety & Nutrition Course Number: 350230

Description:Students will establish and maintain a physically and emotionally safe and healthful environment for young children. They will learn skills in first aid and CPR, identify signs and symptoms of common health issues and diseases, and develop meal and snack menus appropriate for young children of different ages and stages of development. The effects of nutrients on children’s growth and development will also be emphasized.

CDA: Subject Area 1: Planning a safe and healthy learning environment i.e. safety, first aid, health, nutrition, space planning, materials and equipment and play.

Semester 2: 1/15/18- 5/25/18

Senior Course: 8:00 am- 10:30 am -Infant Toddler Course Number: 350210

Description: Students will create and maintain safe, healthy, responsive learning environments for infants and toddlers. They will design age-appropriate classrooms; build relationships with families, caregivers and community partners; and encourage the growth and development of young children. Throughout the course, regulations and guidelines impacting preschools and daycares will be examined.

CDA: Subject Area 1: Planning a safe and healthy learning environment

Subject area 2: Physical/intellectual development

Subject area 3: Support social/emotional development

Subject area 4: Establish positive relationship with families.

Junior Course: 11:50 am - 2:20pm - Curriculum & Instruction Course: 320235

Description: Students will develop age-appropriate learning experiences and curriculum to engage young children. They will determine curricular goals, create lesson plans, and employ observation and assessment strategies to evaluate children’s growth and development. Application of foundational principles of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills to enhance the learner’s application of literacy will be emphasized.

CDA Subject Area: 2 Advancing Children’s physical and intellectual development

Subject Area 3. Supporting children’s social and emotional development

Subject Area 4. Building productive relationships with families through parent involvement, conferences, communication.

For the Child Development Associate ( CDA) credential all candidates must:

  • Complete 120 hours of training including Pediatric First Aid/CPR, Child Abuse Prevention & Recognition Training, Communicable Disease Training
  • Earn 480 contact hours working in a child care center with the age group intended for the CDA
  • Complete a professional portfolio that meets the set requirements of the Council for Professional Recognition
  • Pass the CDA exam given at a Pearson View center (adult education at MCCTC)
  • Pass an on-site evaluation by a CDA professional development specialist
  • Await contact by mail from the Council for Professional Recognition who awards the credential

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