Early Childhood Education
The Arlington Career Center is one of the few programs where high school students can gain hands-on experience with children ages 7 months to 11 years.
By assisting in the curriculum planning, daily operation and teaching in our onsite Career Center Preschool, our students gain valuable skills (competencies) which put them ahead of others in the field. A second onsite daycare program offers our students the unique opportunity to work with infants and toddlers.
This real-world experience is further enhanced by our partnership with Patrick Henry Elementary School, where students assist teachers in Pre-K through fifth grade. Students often gain exposure to specialty areas of elementary school teaching, including Art, Music, Physical Education and working with Special Needs children.
For those students who love children and want to explore a rewarding career working with children, there is no better place to learn than the Career Center.
Students participating in the Early Childhood Education program can receive / qualify for:
AREA BUSINESSES HIRING OUR STUDENTS
Annandale UMC Child Development Center
Arlington Public Schools
Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Chinquapin Recreation Center
Department of Parks and Recreation, Arlington County, Virginia
Extended Day Program, Arlington Public Schools
Fairfax County Schools
The Children’s School
The Fairfax Academy
PATHWAYS OF OUR GRADUATES
DID YOU KNOW?
The Career Center, through its two onsite daycare and preschool programs and proximity to Patrick Henry Elementary School, is one of the very few high school programs to offer students hands-on experience with children ranging from 7 months to 11 years. This exposure helps students identify their areas of interest, and prepares them for a wide range of jobs in the fields of early childhood and elementary education. Are you interested in exploring a career working with children? Contact program instructor Ruth Bilodeau (listed above).