Early Childhood

Lake Worth Community High School Early Childhood Academy students prepare for an activity at a weekend event for pre-school age children.

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