# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Early Childhood, Education, and Services I Task 2136710771

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Explain the current and emerging roles and functions of individuals engaged in careers related to early childhood education.

Definition

Explanation should include
  • research of careers in early childhood education and related fields
  • observation of professionals in various careers
  • participation in peer evaluation, demonstrating the ability to accept comments and criticism from colleagues, supervisors, and parents in a constructive way.
Teacher Resources: 

Process/Skill Questions

Thinking
  • What early childhood education and services careers are available now and in the future?
  • How have changes in society increased the need for early childhood professionals?
  • What factors and trends may influence the choice of a career?
  • What personal characteristics help lead to successful employment in early childhood education and services?
  • What are employability skills (e.g., proper dress, behavior) and how can they be displayed?
  • Why is professional development important for early childhood?
  • What information should be included in a résumé?
  • What items should be included in a portfolio?
Communication
  • What communication skills are necessary for success in a career in early childhood education and services?
  • What criteria should be used to evaluate communication skills?
Leadership
  • What leadership skills are needed to be successful in a career in early childhood education and services?
  • What criteria should be used to evaluate applicants for jobs in early childhood education and services?
Management
  • What training and resources are needed to achieve career success in early childhood education and services?

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).

11.8

The student will analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information from a variety of credible resources to produce a research product.
  1. Critically evaluate quality, accuracy, and validity of information.
  2. Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view or bias.
  3. Synthesize relevant information from primary and secondary sources and present it in a logical sequence.
  4. Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased ideas using a standard method of documentation, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).
  5. Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

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.

12.8

The student will analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information from a variety of credible resources to produce a research product.
  1. Frame, analyze, and synthesize information to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  2. Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view, or bias.
  3. Critically evaluate the accuracy, quality, and validity of the information.
  4. Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased ideas using a standard method of documentation, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).
  5. Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

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

 

National Programs in Action

 

National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education

4.1

Analyze career paths within early childhood, education, and related services.

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.