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Adult Division: 330-729-4100

High School: 330-729-4000

STEM+ME2: 330-729-4000 Ext.1207

Early Childhood Education - Program Description

From creating lesson plans to working in our in-house infant and toddler center, students in the Early Childhood Education program gain firsthand experience and can explore their interests in the teaching and human-services fields. Additional experience is provided in area day care centers, nursery and elementary schools, and special education centers. Students in this program will learn the 6 Child Development Associate Competency Standards.

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

College Connection

Early Childhood Education Higher Education Options

Two-year technical degree in early childhood education and related fields. Four-year professional degree in teaching and other human service fields. Seniors complete several requirements for their child development associate credential (CDA).

Articulation Agreements with the following institutions:

    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

    • Attorney Kathi McNabb-Welsh, President
    • Michael Stanko, Vice President
    • Attorney David Engler, Board Member
    • Mr. Richard S. Scarsella, Board Member
    • Ms. Beth Donofrio, Board Member
    • Mr. Ronald Shives, Board Member
    • Mrs. Marie Dockry, Board Member

    Additional Board Information

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