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Jim Riggle - Career-Technical Education Director

Career-Technical Education Director

Mr. Jim Riggle | Email | Ext. 8643


600 Esley Lane; Mansfield, Ohio 44905

Phone: 419-589-2112

Fax: 419-589-2533



The Child Development program provides opportunities for students to learn the skills necessary to work with children as they grow and develop. The program prepares students to work with children from birth through age 12 in child care centers, Head Start programs, and elementary schools. Managerial and operational skills are included in the course. Students may use the program as preparation for college in elementary education, special education, and child development professions. Students will develop a portfolio and be ready for the Child Development Associate credential evaluation process upon successful completion of the two-year program. Child Development students are members of Family Career Consumer Leaders of America. 

Skills to be Learned:
  • develop resume
  • familiarity with licensing laws
  • reading readiness
  • develop parent handbooks
  • discipline techniques
  • CPR
  • pre-math concepts
  • classroom arrangement
  • group management strategies
  • language development
  • working with birth through age 12
  • first aid
  • recognizing child abuse
  • technology training
  • science
  • recognizing communicable diseases

Job Opportunities:
  • child care giver
  • elementary teacher
  • family daycare provider
  • daycare director
  • preschool teacher
  • nanny
  • Head Start teacher
  • children's photographer

Worker Profile:
  • love children
  • creative
  • attentive to the needs of others
  • willing to work hands-on
  • patient
  • dependable
  • ability to work with children
  • excepting/nurturing personality
  • ability to plan/organize/implement curriculum
  • caring
  • responsible

Courses: Credits:
Level 1 Lab * 3
English 11 1
Math 1
Level 2 Lab * 3
English 12 1
Technical Related 1

College Courses: ** Credits:
Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3
Creative Expression 2
 Practicum 130 1
 Practicum Seminar 132 2
First Aid 1

* Student fee applies to this course.

** Students must complete 2-year course in Child Development, meet grade requirements, and be accepted at North Central State College or Ohio State University within two years of graduation.