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Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is the student career and technical organization that provides leadership, training and skills as an integral part of Early Childhood Education.

Early Childhood Academy

What is Early Childood?

The Early Childhood Education Program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the Early Childhood industry: planning, management, finance, technical and production skills; underlying principles of technology; labor, community, health, safety, and environmental issues; and developmentally appropriate practices for children birth through age eight.

Course Sequence

  • Early Childhood Education 1
  • Early Childhood Education 2/3
  • Early Childhood Education 4 (Honors credit)
  • FCS Cooperative Education OJT
  • FCS Directed Study


Michelle L. Kelly 


Available Industry Certifacations

  • Behavioral Observation & Screening
  • Infant & Toddler Appropriate Practices
  • Preschool Appropriate Practices
  • Health, Safety & Nutrition
  • Rules & Regulations
  • Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Young Children 3 to 5 years

Program Completers also receive:

  • Early Childhood Education Certificate of Completion of ECE 1 (180 hours of training)
  • Early Childhood Education Certificate of Completion of ECE 2/3 (540 hours of training)
  • Early Childhood Education Certificate of Completion of ECE 4 (600 hours of training)
  • Early Literacy (5 hours of credit)
  • CPR certified in infant, toddler & adult CPR