# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Early Childhood, Education, and Services I Task 601307393

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Examine the changing social and family dynamics that have increased the need for early childhood education and services.

Definition

Examination should include
  • description of how social and economic changes have influenced the childcare industry
  • projections in the childcare industry
  • demand for professionals in early childhood education and related careers.

Process/Skill Questions

Thinking
  • What alternatives do families in the local community have for care and education of their young children? Which is greater, the supply of providers or the demand for childcare services?
  • What has research shown related to children born in poverty vs. the children in higher socio-economic brackets?
  • What does the “window of opportunity” for children have to do with the newer findings of excellent childcare versus the low to mediocre levels of childcare? How is this evident in the classroom? What can be done to even the playing field for all children?
  • What are the similarities and differences between private and public childcare and education providers in the local community in terms of quality of program, price, licensing, certification, and other factors that affect consumer confidence? How can competition affect the quality of childcare programs?
  • What is the local situation concerning employer-sponsored childcare? What would be the value of this benefit to parents of different economic means?
  • Where is the future for early childhood education?
Communication
  • How can one relate local research to state and national levels? What effect do state and federal laws, regulations, and policies have on the local community’s ability to provide childcare and education?
  • What criteria do parents use to evaluate a childcare provider? What are the most important criteria?
  • What skills are needed to understand the economic effects of the early childhood education and services industry?
Leadership
  • What is the role of the government in the childcare and education industry?
  • What might happen if the government could afford an early childhood program t for all children?

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

 

Balancing Family and Career

 

Families Today

 

Family Ties

 

Meet the Challenge

 

Parent Practice

 

Working on Working

 

You-Me-Us

 

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

4.1.2

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

4.1.4

Analyze the impact of early childhood, education, and services occupations on individual/family, local, state, national, and global economies.