Early Childhood Education Program Overview
Sam Barlow High School's Early Childhood Education Program provides students with a variety of skills and knowledge related to early learning and education. Students study child development, learn about career opportunities, and observe and teach early learners at the pre-school. This program encourages stuents to deepen their understanding of teeching and child professions through community experiences. A partnership with Eastern Oregon University allows students to earn college credit while in high school. This program provides a valuable foundation for future careers in education, child and family services, and early child development.
About the Instructor
Lorena DuPuis received her Bachelor of Science degree in Family & Consumer Studies from Washington State University and her Master in Education from Linfield College. She is passionate about early childhood education and believes that if children receive quality education in the early years they are more apt to stay in school, graduate therefore providing more opportunities for them throughout life. She enjoys working with high school students helping to teach "future teachers."
Gresham-Barlow School District's Commitment to Career Technical Education
The Gresham-Barlow School District is commited to creating high quality pathways from education to the workforce. We prioritize partnership, collaboration, innovation and leveraged resources to provide high quality programs. All Career-Technical Education (CTE) Programs in this school district are accessible to all students. The district will take steps to ensure that race, color, gender, national origin, disability, or the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in CTE programs.