# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Introduction to Early Childhood, Education, and Services Task 1601165397

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify roles and responsibilities of an entry-level early childhood education professional.


Identification should consist of tasks and duties, intrinsic and extrinsic rewards, and potential challenges of employment as an early childhood education professional.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What personal skills, interests, and values support a career choice in working with young children? What other factors might lead to this career choice?
  • What intrinsic or extrinsic rewards are offered in working with young children?
  • What are some challenges of working in this field? Do the benefits or rewards outweigh the limitations? Why or why not?
  • How do the challenges differ between entry-level and advanced-level employment in early childhood education?
  • What are the differences between an entry-level and an advanced-level early childhood education position?
  • Why would having a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential be useful?
  • What communication skills are necessary for a career in early childhood education?
  • How can an applicant effectively communicate his/her skills/qualities to a potential employer?
  • What leadership qualities are needed for success in early childhood education?
  • How can leadership skills affect career success or failure?
  • What are some ways to gain leadership skills or opportunities?
  • How can one prepare for a career in working with young children?
  • What might be the impact of long-term and short-term career goals and choices on oneself and on others?
  • What types of professional development would be helpful as an entry-level teacher?

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Explain the roles and functions of individuals engaged in early childhood, education, and services.