# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Introduction to Early Childhood, Education, and Services Task 1601165398

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Investigate the education/training requirements of identified careers in early childhood education.

Definition

Investigation should yield requirements for entering and progressing in each identified career, including professional licensure, certification, and specific skills needed for success in the field of early childhood education.

Process/Skill Questions

Thinking
  • What should the minimal education/training requirement be for an entry-level position in early childhood education?
  • What are the advantages of certification in this field?
  • What is a CDA (Child Development Associate)?
  • How is the credential obtained?
Communication
  • How are education/training opportunities discovered?
  • What communication skills are necessary for success in the identified careers?
Leadership
  • How can training and education help one develop leadership skills in working with young children?
  • How does licensing or certification lead to greater opportunities for employment in the early childhood education field?
  • What licensing or certificates are available to early childhood education professionals?
Management
  • How can education, training, and certification as an early childhood education professional be obtained?
  • What challenges might one face in pursuing a career in early childhood education? (e.g., finances, location, family)
  • What are some pathways to a teaching license in Virginia?

Related Standards of Learning

English

9.5

The student will read and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Apply knowledge of text features and organizational patterns to understand, analyze, and gain meaning from texts.
  2. Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using evidence from text as support.
  3. Analyze the author’s qualifications, viewpoint, and impact.
  4. Recognize an author’s intended purpose for writing and identify the main idea.
  5. Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts.
  6. Identify characteristics of expository, technical, and persuasive texts.
  7. Identify a position/argument to be confirmed, disproved, or modified.
  8. Evaluate clarity and accuracy of information.
  9. Analyze, organize, and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, complete a task, or create a product.
  10. Differentiate between fact and opinion and evaluate their impact.
  11. Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
  12. Use the reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

10.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate nonfiction texts.
  1. Analyze text features and organizational patterns to evaluate the meaning of texts.
  2. Recognize an author’s intended audience and purpose for writing.
  3. Skim materials to develop an overview and locate information.
  4. Compare and contrast informational texts for intent and content.
  5. Interpret and use data and information in maps, charts, graphs, timelines, tables, and diagrams.
  6. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support as evidence.
  7. Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  8. Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
  9. Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts.
  10. Use reading strategies throughout the reading process to monitor comprehension.

11.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).

12.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

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

 

Entrepreneurship

 

Illustrated Talk

 

Job Interview

 

Life Event Planning

 

National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education

4.1.2

Analyze opportunities for employment, entrepreneurial endeavors, and emerging careers.

4.1.3

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

4.6.1

Explore opportunities for continuing training and education.

4.6.2

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