Early Childhood Education


Prepare you for entry-level employment in early childhood programs. Study child development as you get hands-on experience working with preschoolers in the on-site preschool learning lab.

Work EnvironmentCourse OutlineStudent Supplies
Upon completion of the Early Childhood Education Program, students can pursue employment at public or private schools and Early Childhood centers. Many students continue their education after Tech at both two and four year colleges.
  • Practical experience in the on-site Learning Laboratory Preschool.
  • Internship experience in child care centers, primary schools, including working with the child with special needs
  • Study of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school age children and children with special needs.
  • Study of areas of development: intellectual, physical, social, emotional and creative.
  • Planning and guiding age appropriate activities including: literacy language arts, music, circle time, art, food experiences and games
  • Child Nutrition
  • Observation Techniques
  • Theories of Child Development
  • Employability Skills
  • Health & Safety
  • Guidance & Behavior Techniques


All students who enrollin the Early Childhood Education program will be required to wear a uniform on a daily basis. Wilson Tech uniform tops are available for purchase at www.theultimateimage.com. The student will be required to wear black pants and white sneakers.

NYS childcare regulations require that students participating in the Early Childhood II internship program will be required to provide a completed medical clearance and immunization form, including Mantoux test, by their health provider.

CTE Endorsement

Students must successfully meet the academic and attendance criteria for a two-year Wilson Tech Certificate of Completion, be High School diploma eligible, and pass the following national certification exam: National Occupational Competency Testing Exam (NOCTI) – Early Childhood Education and Care Exam.

About the instructor

Donna Reisinger’s teaching experience has included early childhood education, adult education and special education. She holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood/ elementary education, a master’s in special education and certification in family and consumer science. She also holds a post graduate degree in school leadership. She is an advisor of SkillsUSA and a member of NAEYC.