Early Childhood Education Lab Program

Early Childhood Education

In this program, you will work in our own preschool center, playing an essential role in caring for young children from the community. You will use research and creative problem-solving to deliver developmentally appropriate activities for young children.

Program Highlights:

  • Playing a positive role in a young child’s learning process

  • Create appropriate learning activities

  • Learn child guidance techniques

  • This program meets the standards of the Child Development Associate

  • National Credentialing Program (CDA)

  • Students may apply for the CDA credential upon successful completion

  • of CDA requirements

  • This program follows the standards from the National Association for

  • the Education of Young Children accreditation and the Early Learning

  • Content Standards for Pre-K children set by the State of Ohio

Areas of Study:

  • Research, create, and deliver developmentally appropriate materials

  • Plan engaging activities

  • Lesson planning and curriculum development

  • Child guidance and child abuse recognition and awareness

  • Observation and assessment of children

  • Administration of Early Childhood Programs

  • Literacy and storytelling

  • Create a safe and healthy learning environment

  • Explore the types of early childhood programs

  • Daycare licensing laws and preschool rules

  • Nutrition and food for young children and principles of development

  • CDA portfolio development

Download the full Early Childhood Education fact sheet in English, en Español, or Somali.

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Fees can be easily paid online, 24 hours a day. Learn more about paying class fees and adding to your student’s lunch account.

Early Childhood Education I Fee Sheet

Early Childhood Education II Fee Sheet

This program is participating in the Chromebook One to One Experience. An additional one-time fee to purchase a Chromebook will be waived if you are a returning student who has already participated in the Chromebook One to One Experience or if you are bringing your own technology. Learn more about the Chromebook One to One Experience.

To ask more questions about any program or to schedule a tour of our campus, contact Administrative Assistant to the Enrollment Coordinator, Mariellen Murray at (740) 201-3216 or MurrayM@DelawareAreaCC.org.


Brooke Buzzard
(740) 203.2255

4565 Columbus Pike | Delaware, OH 43015

Apply Online. Application opens in November.

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