Early Childhood Teacher Education

  • Early Childhood

    The Early Childhood Teacher Education program is a program in which high school students prepare for careers in child–related occupations, earning high school honors credits and/or Dual Enrollment college credits.

    Career possibilities may include teaching, child psychology, social work, and day–care ownership. The program prepares students for post–secondary education or immediate entry into the Palm Beach County workforce. Students gain teaching experiences through internships at area preschools and elementary schools.

    Early Childhood Teacher Education programs provide students with teaching experiences in the laboratory preschools located on the Lake Worth High School campus. 


    • Honors credit for upper level Early Childhood classes
    • Certification Child Development Associate (CDA). Equivalency
    • DCF 40-Hour Child Development Certificate.
    • On-campus preschool learning laboratory. Off-campus field experience and mentoring program.
    • Florida Gold Seal Bright Futures scholarship opportunity.
    • Students enjoy opportunities to earn college-level employment certifications during high school without spending further time and money after graduation.

      All students applying to this academy must meet the following eligibility criteria: 2.5 GPA. Background checks will be conducted on applicants for placement within pre-school and day care settings.  Students wishing to Dual Enroll must meet dual enrollment eligibility. 


    Mrs. Paulette Ford
    Choice Programs Coordinator
    Lake Worth Community High School
    Phone #:  (561) 533-6402

    Mr. Christian Garate 
    Assistant Principal