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Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood students work toward earning the Child Development Associate Credential by having 120 hours of child care training and 480 contact hours with children before taking the CDA exam and on-site teaching evaluation by a professional development specialist.

Early Childhood Education Instructor

Julie Pagnotta

Phone: 330-729-4100 EXT: 1215


Teacher Site: Click Here

Students in this program will learn:

  • To establish and maintain a safe; healthy; learning environment
  • To advance physical and intellectual competence
  • To support social and emotional development while providing positive discipline
  • To establish positive and productive relationships with families
  • To ensure a well-run purposeful program that is responsive to participant needs
  • To maintain a commitment to professionalism

Career Resources

Early Childhood Education Career Options

Students who have completed this program are prepared for careers as:

  • Day Care Head Teacher
  • Elementary Teacher Aide
  • Head Start Assistant
  • Home Day Care Provider
  • Institutional Attendant
  • Nursery School Aide
  • Recreation Aide
  • Special Education Aide
  • **You must earn your CDA Credentials for these positions**

Early Childhood Education Industry Credentials

Child Development Associate (CDA) from the Council of Professional Recognition, a nationally recognized credential that offers 12 points towards graduation requirements.

Students will also be eligible to become certified in the following areas:

  • Communicable Diseases (1 credit)
  • Child Abuse (1 credit)
  • OSHA (1 credit)
  • CPR (1 credit)

Early Childhood Education Industry Organization

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Mahoning County Career & Technical Center

7300 North Palmyra Rd., Canfield, OH 44406

High School - 330-729-4000 Adult Division - 330-729-4100

The MCCTC offers a group of passionate professionals ready to help you begin your career. Since 1972, MCCTC has provided thousands of students with the education to lead a successful career and life. Once enrolled in one of our diverse programs, your options and potential are limitless.

The Mahoning County Career and Technical Center offers adults an opportunity to start or advance in a career. MCCTC Adult Career Center offers Industry Credential Programs, professional development classes and other courses to put you on the right track.

Governing Board Members

  • Mrs. Marie Dockry, President
  • Ms. Beth Donofrio, Vice-President
  • Mr. Ronald Shives, Board Member
  • Jeffery Good, Board Member
  • Mr. Richard S. Scarsella, Board Member
  • Mr. Michael Stanko, Board Member
  • Attorney Kathi McNabb-Welsh, Board Member
  • John Zehentbauer - Superintendent

Additional Board Information

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