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Child Development and Early Learning

Ms. Keri Gehring teaches Child Development and Early Learning.

The Child Development and Early Learning program are designed for students who have a sincere desire to teach and care for young children. It prepares students for either an entry-level position in the childcare industry or to pursue a college degree in early childhood education or elementary education.

Students will spend approximately 100 hours per year observing and working with preschool children in local licensed childcare centers. Students will observe different styles of teaching and different philosophies of education. Students will rotate through classrooms with children ranging in age from 3 months- 6 years and apply knowledge learned in class to practical situations in the preschool settings.  


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Certifications available to the successful Child Development & Early learning student include


For information on where students can earn college credits, click here CHILD DEVELOPMENT LINK


  • PA and NOCTI Skills Certificates
  • Pediatric CPR and First Aid
  • CDA (Child Development Associate) Ready Certification
  • NIMS Children in Disaster Certificate
  • OSHA Certification