Early Childhood Education


Human Resource Services


The Early Childhood Education completer aligns with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC), and Head Start Performance. The program prepares students for further education of young children, birth through age eight. The program consists of four high school credits that focus on human growth and development, early childhood learning theory and curriculum materials, and instructional methods for young children. These credits are designed to articulate to post-secondary education in early childhood education. Upon completion of the program and passing the ParaPro test and/or receiving the 90-hour certificate, high school graduates are ready for employment in early childhood education. This program is based on the outcomes of the Maryland Association of Arts in Teaching (ATT) degree, which aligns with the National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education standards. 


  • Is it the right fit for me?


    Early Childhood Education is a great career for people who are patient, compassionate, and like young children. People working in the field must be extremely responsible, reliable, and trustworthy. Most people working in the field will be required to pass a criminal background check. 

  • Careers in the field

    Careers in the field include:

    • Teaching Assistant
    • Teacher
    • Curriculum Specialist
    • Daycare Worker
    • Camp Counselor 
    • Social Work
    • Child Psychologist 

    These are just a few examples! Discuss additional career paths with your School Counselor or CCTC's Counselor.

Course Descriptions

CTE Completer Requirements:  Complete the sequence of courses below AND complete ParaPro assessment


Articulation Agreements: Chesapeake College

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