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    Human Services Career Cluster

    EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE & EDUCATION

    Instructor: Lise Rich

    CIP Code: 19.0708

     

    Middle Bucks congratulations Children’s Village in Doylestown, PA for earning accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and achieving exceptional scores with flying colors. Children’s Village serves as a member of the Occupational Advisory Committee for our Early Childhood Care and Education. With advisors such as Children’s Village, it is no surprise our own program and on-site childcare center are so outstanding.

     

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    This program prepares students for a variety of careers working with children, and provides both theory and practical experiences.  Students assist in the operation of a laboratory childcare center at Middle Bucks Institute of Technology, Li’l Bucks Partners in Learning, which is licensed as a Pennsylvania-approved child care center and a Keystone Star 3 center. Students age 16 or older are involved in 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 professional skills.  The program is aligned to the Child Development Associate (CDA) requirements as well as Pennsylvania’s Program of Studies for Child Care. In the third year of the program, students complete clinical experiences working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged children, or special needs children. 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 New Staff 15 Hour Orientation

    PA Keys CPR Training

    PA Keys Fire Safety Training

    PA Keys Pediatric First Aid Training

     

    COLLEGE ADVANCED CREDITS

    Bucks County Community College

    Pennsylvania College of Technology

     

    PROGRAM RECOMMENDATIONS

    Effective communication skills

    Emotional stability

    Mathematics fundamentals

    Physical stamina

    Read and interpret educational material at grade level

     

    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS/ESTIMATED COSTS

    Age verification

    Annual clearances, including PA Child Abuse History Clearance and PA Criminal Record Check (free for volunteers), and FBI

    Criminal Background Check (approximately $25)

    Physical examination, including Tuberculin Skin Test (at student’s expense)

    Two written references

     
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