WSCTC School Name Image

Home - Programs

- Career & Technology - Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Instructor: Mrs. Temple

Picture Gallery

(Click images for larger view)

Child Care Students 1
Child Care Students 2
Child Care Students 3

Program Objective:

To prepare students for a career in the Childcare field who are ready to enter the workforce immediately after graduation, as well as students who wish to continue their education in a post-secondary setting.

Course Length: Four Years - Grades 9-12

Program Goals:

Upon completion, Childcare and Support Services Management students will be able to:

  • Identify stages of child growth and development
  • Demonstrate child safety and identify how to detect abuse or neglect
  • Plan nutritious snacks/meals
  • Apply and utilize proper program planning and management procedures
  • Understand and create behavior guidance plans
  • Develop effective parent-child relationships
  • Understand and apply laws, regulations and policies
  • Students will have an opportunity to work in a childcare setting as part of the classroom curriculum.

Career Outlook

The childcare industry is considered a bright outlook occupation that is expected to grow rapidly in the next several years, offering a large number of job openings.

Typical Job Opportunities:
  • Daycare aide
  • Head Start aide
  • Nanny
  • Playground aide
  • Public or Private school aide
  • Social Service Worker
  • Teacher*
  • *Requires post-secondary education

Articulation Agreements

For information regarding statewide articulation agreements click the link below:
Articulation Agreements
Select your program of study and your graduation year. Click Search

The West Side Career and Technology Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national orgin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. Career and Technical education program offerings include: Auto Body Repair; Automotive Technology; Business Marketing; Carpentry; Computer Info Systems; Computer Maintenance; Cosmetology; Culinary; Early Childhood Ed; Electrical; Health Related Tech; HVAC; Law Enforcement; Machine Tool; and Multi Media. Inquiries may be directed to the West Side CTC's Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504 Coordinator at 75 Evans St, Kingston PA 18704 or 570-288-8493.

Community & Events

Child Care Students Visit King's College Education Department
Child Care students along with their instructor, Mrs. Patty Temple, had the opportunity to tour the King's College Education Department, meet with faculty, and had a guided tour of the entire campus with Michelle Landon, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, and Student Admissions Ambassador, Mercedes Vinsko. (Click Image for Full View)

Child Care Picture Child Care Picture

Child Care Students Visit King's College
WSCTC Child Care students recently visited King's College in Wilkes-Barre. Child Care students had the opportunity to observe and participate in Mrs. Marlene Knaub's EDUC 215 Development, Cognition, and Learning course. In the accompanying photo are WSCTC Child Care students, Mrs. Patty Temple WSCTC Child Care Instructor, King's College Education Majors, and Mrs. Marlene Knaub, King's College Faculty Member. (Click Image for Full View)

Child Care Picture

Early Childhood Education Students attend Spring Showcase
West Side CTC Early Childhood Education Students attend the Building Blocks Learning Center Student Spring Showcase where preschool students displayed posters they made and talked about what they want to be when they grow up. (Click Image for Full View)

Child Care Picture
1st row: Building Blocks Learning Center Preschool Students
2nd row: Mrs. Patty Temple, WSCTC Early Childhood Education Instructor, Kendal Rother, Abigail Sims, Mick Neel, Arianna Kelly, Quadirah Dickson, Ms. Mariah Bronsburg, BBLC Preschool Teacher
3rd row: Mr. Rick Rava, Assistant Director/Principal West Side Career and Technology Center

Child Care Students Participate In Trail of Treats
Child Care Students recently participated in WNEP's 2016 "Trail of Treats" located at Mohegan Sun Casino in Plains, Pa this event is held for children and adults with special needs and are unable to go Trick or Treating. (Click Image for Full View)

Child Care Picture
Those participating from left to right: Mrs. Warren, Learning Support Teacher, Emily Yuhas, Brittney Washko, Amber Stoodley, Mrs. Temple, Child Care Instructor, Cheyanne Nice, and Ms. Samantha Temple, Volunteer.