Early Childhood Occupations Education Tech 1

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Program Description:

Early Childhood Occupations Education is a program designed for students preparing for careers involving children. Students should love children, have good communication skills, be responsible, dependable, work well independently and read to grade level. Tech I students will participate in nursery school on a rotating basis. While working in the nursery school, students will work within teams, planning and implementing activities according to a curriculum theme. Students who successfully complete Tech 1 will have completed half of the requirements for the Certified Early Childhood Associate (CECA) certificate


  • Red Cross First Aid
  • Red Cross CPR

Skills practiced in this trade:

  • Teamwork,
  • Creative thinking,
  • Record keeping,
  • Health and safety of children,
  • Teaching skills for letters, numbers, colors, shapes and self-help,
  • Oral and written communication with parents

Skills students will acquire:

  • Patience
  • Organization/lesson planning
  • Snack food preparation
  • General bookkeeping
  • Oral and written communication

Activities in which students participate:

  • Individually plan and implement activities for toddlers/ preschoolers according to curriculum theme
  • Maintain nursery school financial records using Quicken system
  • Construct and complete a résumé
  • Produce a professional portfolio for CECA certification, college and/or job interviews
  • Participate in classes on work ethics, safety, child development and positive child guidance

Entry-level job opportunities:

  • Daycare
  • Teacher Aid
  • Nanny
  • Home Daycare Provider

Post secondary options:

  • Early childhood education,
  • Special education,
  • Child psychology,
  • Social work
  • Elementary Education
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy



  • Good attendance
  • 8th Grade reading level
  • Basic math - Addition, subtraction, multiplication, dividing of whole numbers


  • Teacher recommendation to include reasons why this student is a good candidate for ECOE
  • Visitation to complete interview packet



This course meets Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri.


This course is held at Westbrook Regional Vocational Center in room 401.