Early Childhood Education


The Early Childhood Education program focuses on development of management, finance, technical, and production skills. Underlying principles of technology; labor, community health, safety, environmental issues, and developmentally appropriate practices for children from birth through age eight. This course covers 40 hours of competencies for the department of children and families and general competencies for employment.

Length of Program

This program consists of 600 hours (120 hours of classroom instruction and 480 hours of direct work with children).

Basic Skills: The minimum basic skills grade levels required for postsecondary adult career and technical students to complete this program are:  Mathematics 9, Language 9, and Reading 9.

  • Admission Policy: Students must be 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in another Miami-Dade County Public School.
  • Refund Policy: Before the start of class – full tuition refund. Within first 14 days – 50% tuition refund. After 14 days – no refund.

Special Note: It is recommended that students obtain certification in infant/child CPR and first aid for initial employment.

Classes are offered at Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School 

Location: 7977 West 12 Avenue • Hialeah, FL  33014

Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday | 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Office: (305) 823.1330

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