Education & Training

Teacher: Shawn Prater-Lee

Early Childhood Education I

Course overview: During the first year of the Early Childhood Education Program students will explore the physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development of children ages birth to eight. Students will develop and build teaching and guidance skills and will have the opportunity to write lesson plans and a children’s book. Students will design a classroom environment based on developmentally appropriate practices and current state licensing standards.

Early Childhood Education II

Course overview: During the second year of the Early Childhood Education Program students will explore teaching the individual subject areas and will develop practical strategies for guiding children in their daily routines grounded in educational theory. Students will have the opportunity to study a children's author and an educational theorist, and will put their previous study into practice by working off-site in a local early childhood setting. 

Academics: Career literacy and math are integrated into Early Childhood Education I and II.

College articulation agreements: Dutchess Community College, SUNY Canton, Columbia-Greene Community College, Herkimer County Community College, Five Towns College, SUNY Cobleskill

What students say...

"I'm in DCC right now studying to be a preschool teacher. BOCES helped me to grow, open up and speak to everyone."

Katryna Bojko