# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Introduction to Early Childhood, Education, and Services Task 138389026

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Complete an observation, shadowing, or internship experience in an early childhood education.


Completion of observation, shadowing, or internship experience should result in identifying
  • working conditions
  • tasks and duties of different levels of employees
  • problems that employees encounter on the job and outcomes of these situations
  • an individual perspective on benefits and challenges of a job in an early childhood education career.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are some expectations of the observation or internship experience?
  • What criteria can be used to evaluate the experience?
  • What are the benefits of completing a work-based learning experience prior to employment?
  • What prior knowledge would benefit a person before starting work-based learning experience?
  • What communication skills would be important to have in an observation/shadowing/internship experience?
  • How can the knowledge and skills learned during a work experience be reported?
  • What standards and practices should be identified during the observation/shadowing/internship experience?
  • What skills are needed to participate in the observation/shadowing/internship experience?
  • What are your goals for the observation/shadowing/internship experience in early childhood education?
  • How can a plan for completing an observation/shadowing/internship experience be developed?

Other Related Standards

FCCLA National Programs

A Better You


Family Ties


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


Life Event Planning


National Programs in Action


National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education


Apply professional ethical standards as accepted by the recognized professional organizations.


Demonstrate enthusiasm, initiative, and commitment to program goals and improvements.