This course covers health and safety practices recommended for childcare and includes information on common diseases and health problems. Guidelines and information nutrition and developmentally appropriate activities are also studied in the course. Students must successfully complete first aid and CPR certification for adult, child and infant by the end of the semester in order to pass– this something we will do in class) Prerequisites for dual credit: (1) 18 on Reading ACT (2)Students, taking this course for dual credit, may be responsible for purchase of course textbook. (3) Students in 11th and 12th grade must have an overall GPA of 3.0, or 11th and 12th grade students with overall GPA of 2.5-2.99 must provide signed letter of recommendation from principal OR school counselor AND parent or legal guardian. Students in 10th grade must have an overall GPA of 3.0 AND must provide signed letter of recommendation from their principal AND school counselor AND provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian.


    Students taking dual credit classes are encouraged to contact the college they plan to attend to check for credit transferability.  Some credits will be transcribed as elective credit if it is not required for a particular major or general studies requirement.  Contact the college/university website to locate a transfer equivalency chart.

    Click here for links to the transfer equivalency guides and general education requirements for the top five post-secondary schools that CJHS students attend (Crowder, Missouri Southern State University, Pittsburg State University, Missouri State University, University of Arkansas).