• Do you have a passion for working with young children, nurturing their development, and shaping the future? The Early Childhood Education program at Shaw High School offers a fulfilling and transformative learning experience for students who are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of young learners.

    Led by experienced and compassionate instructor who is dedicated to early childhood education, our program offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers a wide range of topics. From child development and curriculum planning to creating inclusive learning environments and building strong partnerships with families, our program equips students with the essential skills and knowledge needed to effectively support and educate young children.

    Through a combination of classroom instruction, hands-on experiences, and observations in real early childhood settings, students will develop a deep understanding of child growth and development. They will learn age-appropriate teaching strategies, effective communication techniques, and the importance of creating a nurturing and engaging learning environment. Our program places a strong emphasis on child-centered, play-based learning, fostering creativity, curiosity, and a love for lifelong learning.

    Discover the joy of witnessing a child's developmental milestones, the satisfaction of fostering a love for learning, and the profound impact you can make in their lives.

    Get ready to embrace the role of an advocate, nurturer, and educator for young children. 

  • Courses

    Early Childhood Education Principles

    Classroom Management

    Curriculum and Instruction for Early Childhood Education

    Early Childhood Education Language and Literacy


    Industry Credentials

    Child Development Associates Credential

  • Early Childhood Education Advisory Board Members

    Dr. Nicole Y. Culliver- Instructor

    Ms. Natisha Bowling -Vice President of Youth Development, YMCA

    Dr. Thea Wilson- Vice President Step Forward

    Mrs. Qianna Tidmore- Co-President Ohio Association For The Education of Young Children

    Ms. Tonya Byous- Assistant Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Early Learning at The Centers

    Mrs. Kathy Howard Primes- CEO Momentum Tutoring

    Ms. Inez P. Owens- Site Administrator, Stepforward

    Dr. Tatiana Wells, Director of TRI-C's Teacher Education Program

    Ms. Shawn Holden- Principal Prospect Preschool

    Ms. Erica Davidson- Preschool Teacher, Prospect Preschool