• Early Childhood Education

    Department: Career and Technical Education
    Campus: Folcroft
    School of: Hospitality, Tourism and Human Services
    Instructor: Erin Sparacio
    CIP Code: 19.0708

    The Early Childhood Education (ECE) program prepares students to work with young children in a variety of settings that require an understanding of how children grow, learn and develop. The curriculum is aligned with the National Child Care Association’s core of 15 “Professional Abilities.” Field experience and practicum provide opportunities to become involved in actual work with children. The program also prepares students for as a Child Development Associate (CDA) certification.

    Early Childhood Education prepares students to enter the workforce or continue their education in career areas related to childcare and guidance.

    Industry Certifications a Student May Earn

    • OSHA-10
    • Child Development Associate (CDA)
    • First Aid
    • CPR/AED

    Career Opportunities

    with professional degrees: masters, doctorate

    • Curriculum Developer
    • Education Administrator

    with 4 year college degrees or higher

    • Kindergarten/Elementary School Teacher
    • Preschool Director
    • Special Education Teacher

    with certifications and/or specialized training

    • Preschool Teacher
    • Teacher's Aide

    College Credit Opportunities

    SOAR Credits

    • Montgomery County Community College-Central Campus, Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg, Mount Aloysius College, Community College of Allegheny College, Reading Area Community College, Luzerne County Community College, Manor College, Community College of Beaver County, Harcum College, Lackawanna College, Pennsylvania College of Technology and Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.
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    Articulation Agreement

    • Neumann University, Pennsylvania Institute of Technology and Saint Francis University.