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Early Childhood & Development

The table below shows  a progression of courses through the Early Childhood & Development pathway. The list on the left displays the entire list of offerings available.






Intro to FACS

9, 10

Foundations of Early Childhood

11, 12

Family Studies

10, 11, 12

Career Connections

11, 12

Human Growth & Development

10, 11, 12




What will I do in class?

Courses focus on the careers relating to meeting the needs of children (birth to age five), be they providers in home, community,
educational or institutional settings and includes child growth and development, nutrition, recreation, planning and supervising learning
activities; child abuse and neglect prevention, working with parents and the legal and administrative requirements of the field.


Are there opportunities for competition?

YES! Involvement in FCCLA's Competitive Events programs offers opportunity to expand leadership potential and develop skills for life necessary in families, societies, and workplaces.  Members compete in multiple competitive events.


What careers are available and how much money can I make?

Below is a list of a few career choices in Early Childhood & Development.

Career Specialty

U.S. Salary Median

Education Requirements

Childcare Worker


High school diploma



Associates degree

Pre-school teacher


Associates degree

College instructor


Advanced degree

Molly Schauf

Early Childhood & Development Instructor

(316) 284-6280, ext. 2131

Early Childhood