Teaching high school and preschool?

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  1. Taylor M

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    Hi everyone! I'm currently a sophomore in college and I have no idea if I'm in the right place to be asking this so I'm sorry if I'm not!

    Anyways, I'm planning on becoming a teacher and I'm currently studying early childhood education. At my old high school, we had a preschool program that the high school students were a part of and it was a graded course for them - they learned how to run the classroom, got assigned lessons, and my teacher would teach a prerequisite child development course before they could take the class (she also had a FACS course to teach). It's what made me love teaching and being around younger kids.

    My question for current teachers is, is this a common program at many high schools? I would love to eventually be able to teach both high school and preschool like this, it seems like such a dream to me, but I'm not sure if it's very uncommon.

    Thank you!
     
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    I've taught in the three states. I've never seen a problem like that. I would think it would be extremely hard to find a position like that, and I certainly wouldn't plan my career around it.
     
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    That's what I was a little afraid of, I know of a few high schools around my hometown that have programs like these, but it seems like there wouldn't be many of these positions available. Thanks!
     
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    I am familiar with the program you are talking about, here in NJ, but don't actually know how common it is throughout the state. I would agree with RainStorm that it might be very difficult to find such a position. Can you imagine a more traditional teaching situation that at least gets you a job in the state/district you are most interested in?
     
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    Yes, definitely! I’m majoring in early childhood ed so I can 100% see myself teaching anywhere from preschool-3rd grade, can’t imagine myself working in an environment without young kids. I just loved my experiences working with older kids too so it would be the best of both worlds for me to teach child development at a high school level.
     
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    We had something like this at my school, but that was about 20 years ago. The high school in my district does not offer such a program.
     
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    The high school I worked at before my current school (middle school) had these classes. It was pretty neat because it was a small district with only one high school so when the students graduated high school they would have pictures of them as preschoolers when they came through the program.
     
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    We used to have two similar programs here, but both have lost funding over the years.

    One was a regular day care that was run by the high school. Students ran it as a class. We had it for many years.

    The other was a different program. It was part of the adult-education program. It was for teen/early 20's parents who had dropped out and were working on their GED. They brought their babies, and they provided free childcare while the parent attended classes. I taught English there.
     
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    Both the high school I went to and the district I'm teaching in has that program.
    Same state but a few hours apart.
    Both high schools have the preschool program inside the high school so the students don't have to leave campus to do it
     

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