Early Childhood Education
The CTE Early Childhood Education Program is designed to teach students the aspects of teaching and working with young children, from birth through elementary age. Students will explore career pathways and develop the characteristics of successful teachers and childcare providers through practicums. Applying theoretical concepts to real-life situations, students are able to take what they have learned in the classroom to their rotation experiences where they learn how to meet the developmental needs and interests of young children.
The Early Childhood Education Program is offered at the following school:
- Pittsburgh Milliones 6-12, University Preparatory School
- First Aid
- Child Development Associate (CDA) Infant Toddler
- Child Development Associate (CDA) Pre-School
Competency Task List
The Competency Task List, issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), is a detailed list of the skills students must learn in each program of study. When a student masters a competency task, the program instructor certifies this by placing their initials next to the task in the student’s Competency Task List Booklet. This booklet is provided to each CTE student during the first year of the program. The CTE instructor uses this booklet to keep track of the student’s progress.
See the Early Childhood Education Competency Task List.
Students who are successful in the Early Childhood Education program have the opportunity to earn FREE college credits, as part of this program of study.