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Child Care & Support Services Management

CIP Code 19.0708

Early childhood personnel exhibit many different levels of educational preparation depending on their role and the type of setting in which they teach. Generally, early childhood personnel in Pennsylvania receive training by the following methods: developing and demonstrating competencies as a secondary student in a career and technical Child Care and Support Services Management program; earning an undergraduate or graduate degree in early childhood education or child development; and earning an associate degree in early childhood education, early child care and development, or child development. In addition, students can develop and demonstrate competency through a competency-based assessment such as the national Child Development Associate (CDA) program.

Individuals working in Child Care and Support Services Management positions may observe and monitor children’s activities; communicate with children’s parents of guardians, concerning daily activities and behaviors; sanitize toys and play equipment; maintain records, regarding daily observations, meals served, and medications administered; support children’s emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive imaging; and identify signs of emotional or developmental problems in children, documenting such issues for communication with parents or guardians.

Early childhood personnel may work in preschools, kindergarten classrooms, community daycare centers, before and after school daycare centers, private homes, educational consulting agencies, and early childhood classrooms.

In addition, early childhood personnel need to receive training and education in order to meet the needs of children, their families and society as a whole. In today’s educational world, parents and families contribute as much as teachers, students and administrators to the educational process. Involving these community players represents a high priority of most early childhood settings. In order to nurture the development of children and families while including them in the process, early childhood professionals must work effectively with teachers, community figures, experts, politicians and administrators.

Graduates of this program of study will receive high quality training in order to meet the needs of business and industry. In addition, the skills taught should include the seamless integration of academic concepts with technical competencies, providing the linkage from conceptual to contextual learning. Furthermore, the skills taught should offer the requisite aptitudes for job advancement, security and portability.

Early childhood education is extremely important for young children in that it builds an educational foundation for a successful progression through elementary, middle, high school and beyond. In order to build that strong foundation, a highly educated and trained workforce is essential.

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Approved Secondary School Partners

A.W. Beattie Career CenterAllison Park2009-2010
Admiral Peary AVTSEbensburg2010-2011
Altoona Area HSAltoona2011-2012
Berks CTC - East CampusOley2009-2010
Berks CTC - West CampusLeesport2009-2010
Bermudian Springs HSYork Springs2013-2014
Bradford Area HSBradford2010-2011
Bucks County Technical High SchoolFairless Hills2016-2017
Burgettstown Area SDBurgettstown2019-2020
Career Institute of TechnologyEaston2009-2010
Carlisle Area HSCarlisle2009-2010
Central Montco Technical HSPlymouth Meeting2009-2010
Central PA Institute of Science & TechnologyPleasant Gap2011-2012
Chester Co  Technical College HS-BrandywineDowningtown2009-2010
Chester Co Technical College HS - PickeringPhoenixville2009-2010
Chester Co Technical College HS-Pennocks BridgeWest Grove2009-2010
Corry Area HSCorry2009-2010
Crawford County CTCMeadville2009-2010
CTC of Lackawanna CountyScranton2009-2010
Cumberland-Perry AVTSMechanicsburg2011-2012
Dallas SDDallas2016-2017
Delaware County Technical High School - AstonAston2019-2020
Delaware Valley HSMilford2010-2011
Edison HS/Fareira SkillsPhiladelphia2009-2010
Erie City SD - Erie HSErie2018-2019
Erie County Technical SchoolErie2009-2010
Forbes Road CTCMonroeville2009-2010
Fulton County AVTSMcConnellsburg2009-2010
Garnet Valley HSGlen Mills2018-2019
Gettysburg Area HSGettysburg2009-2010
Greater Johnstown AVTSJohnstown2009-2010
Greater Johnstown SHSJohnstown2010-2011
Hazleton Area Career CenterHazleton2009-2010
Jersey Shore Area SHSJersey Shore2009-2010
Keystone Central CTCMill Hall2009-2010
Lancaster County CTC - Mt. JoyMount Joy2009-2010
Lehigh Career & Technical InstituteSchnecksville2009-2010
Lycoming CTCHughesville2009-2010
McCaskey CampusLancaster2009-2010
McKeesport Area Technology CenterMcKeesport2009-2010
Mercer County Career CenterMercer2009-2010
Middle Bucks Institute of TechnologyJamison2009-2010
Mifflin Co Academy of Science & TechnologyLewistown2014-2015
Mifflin-Juniata CTCLewistown2009-2010
Milton HSMilton2011-2012
Northumberland County CTCCoal Township2009-2010
Octorara Area HSAtglen2012-2013
Parkway West CTCOakdale2018-2019
Pittsburgh SD - Milliones 6-12Pittsburgh2019-2020
Pottstown SHSPottstown2009-2010
Reading-Muhlenberg CTCReading2009-2010
Ridgway Area SDRidgway2019-2020
Schuylkill Technology Centers-North CampusFrackville2009-2010
Seneca Highlands Career and Technical CenterPort Allegany2017-2018
Somerset County Technology CenterSomerset2010-2011
State College Area HSState College2011-2012
Trinity SHSWashington2018-2019
Wallenpaupack Area HSHawley2012-2013
West Side CTCKingston2016-2017
Western Area CTCCanonsburg2010-2011
Western Montgomery CTCLimerick2010-2011
Wilkes-Barre Area CTCWilkes-Barre2014-2015
Williamsport Area SHSWilliamsport2012-2013
York County School of TechnologyYork2010-2011