About Early Childhood Education
Child Care is an occupational field in which employment opportunities exist for various levels of competency. An introduction to early childhood education and knowledge of caring for children may prove invaluable to students in their personal life and be used to gain part-time or full-time employment. Students pursuing a career in elementary education are encouraged to enroll. This program is designed to prepare students to assist in the learning activities, social development, and daily living activities of young children. The class emphasizes appropriate behavior, communication and socialization skills, pre-academics, and health concerns. Students will be offered the opportunity to become prepared to be entry-level employees in daycare centers.
Child Care I (2 credits) consists of two nine-week sessions. During the first nine weeks, students will be in a regular classroom setting. During the second nine weeks, students will be assigned to an elementary classroom four days a week to assist the teacher and work directly with children. Child Care II (2 credits) offers a more intense study of child development and guiding principles as well as more time working directly with students.
The Child Development Associate certification - pending approval
Jumpstart 2.0 Program Information
Jumpstart 1.0 Program Information
Additional Course Information
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior
Students will need to fill out an application and go through an interview process.
ECE I is Fall AM or PM and Spring PM
ECE II and ECE III is Spring AM only
Dual Enrollment Information
Bossier Parish Community College
Students have the opportunity to dually enroll at BPCC in the following courses: