# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Early Childhood, Education, and Services II Task 455933000

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Explore opportunities for higher education, work-based learning, employment, and entrepreneurship in early childhood education and related careers.

Definition

Exploration should include the
  • definition of early childhood
  • investigation of post-secondary education requirements
  • identification of work-based learning opportunities
  • identification of employment opportunities
  • consideration of factors influencing entrepreneurship, such as
    • present and projected demand for staff in careers related to early childhood education on the local, regional, and state levels
    • salary ranges for a variety of positions
    • social and economic trends or factors that encourage entrepreneurship in this field.

Process/Skill Questions

Thinking
  • What information is available on careers in early childhood education and services? How can the information be obtained?
  • How can the sources of career information be evaluated? At what point is the information gathering complete?
Communication
  • What communication skills are necessary to gather and evaluate information?
  • How are benefits and disadvantages of a career evaluated? What personal information is needed before one can make thoughtful career choices?
Leadership
  • What leadership techniques can be used to gather and evaluate career information?
  • What is an effective decision-making process to use when gathering and evaluating career information?
Management
  • What management skills are involved in the search for career information?
  • What resources are needed to gather and evaluate career information?

Related Standards of Learning

English

11.3

The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  1. Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to understand complex words.
  2. Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  3. Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
  4. Explain the meaning of common idioms.
  5. Explain the meaning of literary and classical allusions and figurative language in text.
  6. Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

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).

12.3

The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  1. Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms, to understand complex words.
  2. Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  3. Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
  4. Explain the meaning of common idioms, and literary and classical allusions in text.
  5. Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

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.

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

 

Entrepreneurship

 

Illustrated Talk

 

National Programs in Action

 

National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education

4.6.1

Explore opportunities for continuing training and education.