Lee County High School
Course: Early Childhood Education I-2024
Instructor: Mrs. Sabrina Baldwin
Early Childhood Education is the first course in two credit sequences designed to prepare students to work with young children in early education and childcare settings. The focus is on children from infancy to age twelve. Major areas of study include personal and professional growth, observation teaching methods, guidance techniques, health and safety policies, child development from birth to twelve, developmentally appropriate activities, history of the early childhood field, and opportunities in early childhood education. This two credit course with work-based learning, field trips, and job shadowing comprises 50% of instructional time.
Quarter Grade: 60% of grade – Daily work, participation, quizzes, internship, notebook
40% of grade – Test, Projects,
Final Course Grade: 40% from 1st Quarter
40% from 2nd Quarter
20% Final Exam (No Exemptions)
We will follow the LCHS guidelines re-do policy. We will make every effort for you to achieve mastery and succeed in the high school setting! Tutorials/ Make-up time and work will be offered daily before and after school and during lunch. Students must schedule dates and times with the teacher. Notification will be given if the teacher is unavailable. Tutorial / Make-up times must be scheduled one day in advance. There is a one-day turn-around for test make-up and a 3-day turn-around for all other classwork.
Required Supplies: You will need these items for this class. Notebooks are for this class only!
2 in. 3 ring notebook with loose leaf paper and dividers- class notebook
Writing pens and pencils / Colored pencils, colored sharpie markers, highlighter
Plastic page protectors
Internship Guidelines when permissible - This is for participating students.
Scrubs are required for an internship. No ripped jeans are to be worn during internship visits. Scrub tops must cover the mid-section and bottoms must cover students' buttocks. Appropriate shoes must be worn at all times. Appropriate shoes include tennis shoes, closed-toe shoes. No high heals, wedges, sandals are permitted. The dress code is at the discretion of the ECE Teacher. You need to have this within your first 10 days of class. No scrubs, no internship and this will affect your grade! Internship is 50% of your grade.
A TB-Skin Test is needed prior to working face-to-face with children. You need to have this by September 1st, 2023 and for 2nd Semester by Feb. 1, 2024. Students without requirements will stay behind @ LCHS and will receive a zero for each day for not meeting internship hours.
Students who misbehave during an internship will be referred to the Administration asap upon returning to school.
Internship is 50% of students' grades. Therefore, students must attend unless he/she is ill; away on a school sponosored field-trip with another class, or have direct permission from the teacher.
Make-up for missing the internship must be made up with-in a week of date (s) missed. Make-up for missing internship will be written assignments and is at the teacher's discretion. You will not be able to receive full credit for missing the internship due to students not being able to attend childcare centers or schools without permission or on their own.
All forms must be completed and turned into Mrs. Baldwin prior to beginning an internship in Early Childhood I.
Cell phones will not be permitted in the internship room.
All students must be ready to depart from LCHS by 8:30 am. No student is allowed to drive for internships. If you leave early, you must remain at school.
Parent/Guardian may only check you out from LCHS. They cannot come to get you at your internship site.
Respect from all students is due to all adults during an internship. If there is a problem, excuse yourself from the class to talk with Mrs. Baldwin.