Early Care and Education
Gordon Cooper Technology Center offers full time career pathways to high school juniors, seniors and adults. High School students are eligible to receive math credit for various career majors. Courses are offered from 8:15 to 11:15 AM and 12:55 to 3:55 PM Monday through Friday. A student can choose to attend either the AM or PM session or both sessions. All students must be assessed before entering a career major.
Early Care and Education is designed for students with an interest in caring for and teaching young children. Students apply concepts learned in the classroom as they work with children in the ECE children's center. This provides a balance of theory and practical experience. Students learn theories and techniques to plan and present activities that are developmentally appropriate for the age of the children. Students will take certification test that will be embedded throughout the Early Childhood Education Program. ELCCT, Assistant Teacher, Master Teacher are certifications that aid and increase the starting salary/benefits from the employer. .
Instructor: Keri Laxton (405) 273-7493 x2271