The Academy of Early Childhood EDUCATION

College Credit
Articulation Agreement with
Polk community College
Winter Haven and Lakeland Campuses
After Graduation from George Jenkins High School
Early Childhood Education Program Completers have an
opportunity to apply for several Scholarships.
 Florida Vocational Gold Seal Scholarship
 FCCLA Scholarship
George Jenkins
High School
We Build Teachers* in…
The Academy of
Early Childhood
Education and Industry Certifications
Child Development Associate (CDA)
Early Childhood Education Associate Degree
Early Childhood Education Bachelors Degree
Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC)
*Career Paths That Use
Early Childhood Educatioon
Teacher - Preschool Aide – Para -Toy manufacture
Auto Designer – Dietician – Chef - Architect
Interior Designer – Nurse - Psychologist
Law Enforcement – Lawyer – Children’s Advocate
Family Day Care – Preschool Directors and Owners
Art Instructors - Media Specialists- Foster Parent
Event Planner – Social Worker – School Supply Sales
Photographer – Author of Children’s Books
For More Information Contact
Mrs. Merri A. Elson
A of ECE Program Director, NBCT
George Jenkins High School
6000 Lakeland Highlands Road
Lakeland, Florida 33813 - Phone: 863-648-3566
E-mail: [email protected]
“To Teach is to Touch a Life Forever!”
Early Childhood Education
4 Year Career and Technical Program
Industry Certifications
College Credit
Work Experience
Established 1993
The Academy of
Early Childhood Education…
A course of study that offers a unique learning
experiences in the Early Childhood Eaglet Lab, a
part-time Preschool that operates
adjacent to the Early Childhood Education
High School Pathway
9th Grade – Child Development - ½ Semester
10th Grade – Early Childhood Education 1 – 1 Year
11th Grade – Early Childhood Education 2 – 1 Year
12th Grade – Early Childhood Education 3 – 1 Year
12th Grade – Early Childhood Education 4 – 1 Year
ECE Mission
Family and Consumer Sciences
Career and Technical Student Organization
ECE Goals
The Academy mission of the Early Childhood Education Program is to develop knowledgeable, responsive, and innovative professionals who accomplish positive change in the lives of children
and families.
To prepare individuals to be teachers, caregivers,
and Provide training requirements for the Child
Development Credential (CDA) and
other State Credentials.administrators in a
variety of settings and programs.
Child Care Rules and Regulations
Behavioral Observation
Child Abuse and Neglect
Child growth and Development
Health, Safety and Nutrition
Preschool Appropriate Practices
CPR and First Aid
FCCLA focuses on the multiple roles of family, wage
earner, and community leaders. Members develop
skills for life through Character development, creative
and critical thinking, and career preparation.
FCCLA Competitions
Star and Proficiency Events are competitive events
in which members are recognized for achievements in
team and individual projects. These events are
designed to develop and enhance occupational
September 11th Remembrance – Veterans Day
Pumpkin Rolling - Thanksgiving Baskets
Christmas Family – Industry Guest Speakers
FCCLA Socials – Puppy Love – Love Never Grows Old
Boo-Boo Bunnies – United Way – Awards Banquet
District, State and National Competitions and Meetings, Teacher and Staff Appreciation plus many more…