Early Childhood Education

Turning child’s play into learning!

Create, research, and provide for children developmentally appropriate preschool materials. Train in a nationally certified preschool. Prepare young children to enter kindergarten. 

You Can Be . . .

  • Preschool aide 
  • Teacher's aide 
  • Assistant group supervisor 
  • Preschool teacher 
  • Elementary teacher 
  • Child care worker 

Learn about these occupations and more at O-Net.

Career Focus

Prepared for college in a teaching career, advanced certifications, and immediate employment.

What You . . . 

College Credits 

Satisfactory completion of this program earns you college credits. See details on our College Partners page.   

Certification 

Students in the Early Childhood Education program may earn the following industry certifications:  

  • PA Child Care Aide Certificate  
  • PA  Assistant Group Supervisor Certificate  
  • CDA-Ready Certificate

Prospective Students

You should enjoy children and have a pleasant personality, even temperament, patience, and good communication skills, particularly spelling and grammar.

Knowledge of Child Development

The Early Childhood Education program provides the student with a knowledge of child development principles and positive guidance techniques needed for working with children.

Curriculum areas include preschool teaching techniques, child development and growth, nutrition, art, music and children's literature. Students work three days a week in the Tech Tikes preschool as a preschool aide.