# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Early Childhood, Education, and Services I Task 2063073814

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe the desired characteristics of professionals working with young children.

Definition

Description should include characteristics such as
  • good rapport with children
  • patience
  • flexibility
  • positive attitude
  • passion
  • sense of humor
  • creativity
  • honesty
  • high moral values
  • kindness
  • initiative
  • professional appearance
  • dependability
  • responsibility
  • good attendance
  • commitment to program goals and improvements
  • commitment to continuing education and professional growth.

Process/Skill Questions

Thinking
  • What personal skills, interests, and values are important when working with children? What other personal factors should be considered when working with young children?
  • What criteria should be used to evaluate the characteristics and skills of childcare professionals?
Communication
  • What communication skills are essential in relating to children, parents, the community, and colleagues?
  • Why is confidentiality of information important in the field of early childhood education?
Leadership
  • How can continuous evaluation and improvement of personal interests, abilities, and skills lead to career success?
  • What skills are needed for employability?
Management
  • What personal factors affect career goals and choices in this field?
  • What training and resources are required to obtain skills necessary for a job in the field of early childhood education?

Related Standards of Learning

English

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.

History and Social Science

GOVT.16

The student will apply social science skills to understand that in a democratic republic, thoughtful and effective participation in civic life is characterized by

  1. exercising personal character traits such as trustworthiness, responsibility, and honesty;
  2. obeying the law and paying taxes;
  3. serving as a juror;
  4. participating in the political process and voting in local, state, and national elections;
  5. performing public service;
  6. keeping informed about current issues;
  7. respecting differing opinions and the rights of others;
  8. practicing personal and fiscal responsibility;
  9. demonstrating the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that foster the responsible and respectful use of digital media; and
  10. practicing patriotism.

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

 

Entrepreneurship

 

Illustrated Talk

 

Interpersonal Communications

 

National Programs in Action

 

National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education

4.1.1

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

4.5.3

Demonstrate interpersonal skills that promote positive and productive relationships with learners.

4.6.4

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