# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Introduction to Early Childhood, Education, and Services Task 138389024

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Determine the characteristics and skills necessary to obtain and maintain successful employment in careers involving children.


Determination of characteristics and skills should include
  • flexibility
  • dependability
  • creativity
  • confidentiality
  • caring
  • nurturing behavior
  • patience
  • sense of humor
  • knowledge of child development, including social and emotional development
  • respect for diversity
  • social and emotional intelligence
  • child self-regulation
  • time management
  • healthy immune system
  • effective communication skills with children and adults.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What characteristics and skills help early childhood education professionals obtain, maintain, and advance in employment?
  • How do the Workplace Readiness Skills aid in maintaining successful employment?
  • What questions need to be answered to make a wise career decision?
  • What characteristics and skills help early childhood professionals relate to children and parents?
  • Why is confidentiality of information so important in the field of early childhood education?
  • What leadership skills are needed to demonstrate professionalism?
  • How do leadership skills affect career success or failure?
  • What training and resources are required for a career in early childhood education?
  • What criteria should be used to evaluate the characteristics and skills of early childhood education professionals?

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The Fit You


The Healthy You


The Real You


The Resilient You


Working on Working


FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)

Career Investigation


Check the national website for Skill Events


Check the national website for online events


Illustrated Talk


Interpersonal Communications


Job Interview


National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education


Summarize education and training requirements and opportunities for career paths in early childhood, education, and services.