Early Childhood and Development Services Program

  • This program is for students who are interested in pursuing careers working with young children and their families. Courses provide a strong foundation of the developmental stages from birth to adolescence, developmental theories, and the disadvantaging conditions of children and intervention services available. Students explore careers related to the management of child services facilities, and occupations in federal, state, and local agencies that support children and their families.

    Program Courses

    • Family and Consumer Sciences
    • Child Development 
    • Child Services I
    • Infant and Toddler Development

    Industry Recognized Credentials
    Students enrolled in the Early Childhood and Development Services program may earn the following industry credentials:

    • ServSafe - Manager
    • A*S*K Institute - Concepts of Entrepreneurship and Management

Career Technical Student Organizations

  • Career Technical Student Organizations are a critical component of all career technical education programs. Human Services students will be afforded the opportunity to join local, state, and national FCCLA.

    The mission of FCCLA is to promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.

    Students who join FCCLA will have the opportunity to participate in various competitive events at local, state, and national levels, as well as, participate in leadership development conferences, and service learning projects.


Contact Us

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    Elizabeth Husband 
    Early Childhood and Development Instructor
    Email: ehusband@mcssk12.org
    Phone: 256.851.3300