# 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.

Definition

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

Thinking
  • 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?
Communication
  • 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?
Leadership
  • What leadership skills are needed to demonstrate professionalism?
  • How do leadership skills affect career success or failure?
Management
  • 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?

Other Related Standards

FCCLA National Programs

A Better You

 

Family Ties

 

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

4.1.3

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