Education & Training

Careers in the education and training cluster involve teaching and other tasks associated with schools, libraries, and museums.

Early Childhood/Educational Studies

This two-year program is specifically designed for individuals interested in working with infants through elementary school-age children. Students observe, participate in, and develop a variety of activities with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers while learning about child development. Students learn about the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social needs of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children and model developmentally appropriate practices that enhance the development of children in an early childhood education setting.

Student shares a manipulative with a child

Academics & Certificates:

Academic instruction in NYS Common Core English language arts, mathematics, and science is integrated into the curriculum. Students can earn credits for English, math, and science. Upon successful completion of the program, students also have the opportunity to earn the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.

College Credit Opportunities:

Students have the potential to earn 3-6 college credits through articulation agreements with Dutchess County Community College, Sullivan County Community College, Columbia-Greene Community College, and Herkimer County Community College. Additional articulation agreements are always being pursued.