Early Childhood Careers

The Early Childhood Careers program prepares students to work with children from infancy to eight years of age. Students combine classroom instruction with practicum experiences in child care centers, Head Start programs, and elementary schools. Successful completion of the second year of the program enables students to earn a national credential, Child Development Associate.

Students complete the training required by the Iowa Department of Human Services for persons working in childcare centers. Upon completing this program, they can find employment in childcare centers or may choose to further their studies in elementary or early childhood education.

Child Development recommended, Cleared Criminal Records/Abuse Background Check

Grades: 11-12

All students interested in enrolling in one of the Advance Career Programs at Central Campus can learn more about enrollment here.