# 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.

Definition

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

Thinking
  • 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?
Communication
  • 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?
Leadership
  • 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?
Management
  • 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

4.6.2

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

4.6.4

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