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    Human Services Career Pathway

    EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE & EDUCATION

    Instructor: Lise Rich

    CIP Code: 19.0708

  • This program prepares students for careers in education. Students observe and interact in a variety of early childhood settings including community child care centers, the Bucks County Intermediate Unit and early intervention programs as well as Li’l Bucks Partners in Learning, our on-site child care center. Students assist in the operation of Li’l Bucks Partners in Learning, which is licensed as a Pennsylvania-approved child care center and a Keystone Star 3 center. Through Li’l Bucks Partners in Learning, students are exposed to a diverse population of young learners. Students age 16 or older are involved in understanding child development, supervising play, learning skills in behavior management, maintaining a safe and healthy environment, developing an understanding of policies and procedures regarding child care services, and developing lesson plans, observation skills, and other professional skills. The program is aligned to the Child Development Associate (CDA) requirements as well as Pennsylvania’s Program of Studies for Child Care. Students have opportunities to make community connections that can lead to participation in TEACH and Rising Stars, an internship type program that provides college scholarships for those interested in pursuing education in early childhood.  A degree in Early Childhood leads to careers in teaching children PreK-3rd grade or directing/owning a child care center.  This program provides an excellent foundation of technical knowledge for college and/or direct employment.

  • AVAILABLE INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS

    Assistant Group Supervisor

    CDA Certification

    Penn State Extension Better Kid Care

    DHS-Assistant Group Supervisor

    PA Keys 101 + 102 University of Pittsburgh mandate reporter Training

    PA Keys CPR Training

    PA Keys Fire Safety Training

    PA Keys Pediatric First Aid Training

     


    COLLEGE ADVANCED CREDITS

    Bucks County Community College

    Community College of Philadelphia

    Harcum College

    Harrisburg Area Community College

     


    PROGRAM RECOMMENDATIONS

    Effective communication skills

    Emotional stability

    Mathematics fundamentals

    Physical stamina

    Read and interpret educational material at grade level

     

  • Early Childhood Care Career Wheel

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