Warren County Technical School
1500 Route 57 ♦ Washington, New Jersey 07882 ♦ 908-689-0122

 

Warren Tech
Child Development

2018-19


GO KNIGHTS!

WARREN TECH CHILD DEVELOPMENT

The Child Development Career Academy introduces students to the developmental characteristics of children.  The program offers students insights into physical, emotional, and cognitive development.  The individuals trained in this area will be well prepared for the demanding child care profession and to become future educators.  The field experiences meet the laws governing professional child care training facilities.

 

In the Child Development program students work towards obtaining industry credentials such as a Child Development Associate (CDA)

certification, which is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education and is a key stepping stone on the path career advancement in the industry.

A great program for future educators, this shop runs a Pre-School known as Sprouts. Under the guidance of the Child Development Instructor, junior, and senior students develop and teach lessons and activities to the pre-school students. 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Work with Pre-School Students

Students in the Child Development program will have the opportunity to run the Sprouts Pre-school providing field experience in early childhood development. 

Credentials

Successful students in this program have the opportunity to obtain a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™. This credential is based on a core set of competency standards, which guide early care professionals as they work toward becoming qualified teachers of young children.

Pathways in Child Development 

The Warren Tech Child Development Career Academy traditionally has two pathways that students in this program pursue, College Prep and the workforce.

College Prep / Teacher Preparation

Students enrolled in this pathway in the Child Development Academy plan on continuing their education at a college or university. Students in this pathway traditionally are seeking future employment in education as a teacher, guidance counselor, or educational support staff. In this program students will gain experience working with young children and in developing and implementing lessons while preparing for college teacher preparation programs. Students will also have the opportunity to work towards obtaining their Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.

SKILLS USA
Students in the Child Development Program can hone their skills while competing in SKILLS USA in Early Childhood Development, and Career Pathways Showcase competitions. 

Work Force Ready

Students in the Child Development Career Academy also have the track of preparing for the workforce. Students in this pathway will focus on becoming employed directly after high school in child care centers. Students work towards their CDA and gain experiences in working with young children in Warren Tech’ Sprouts Pre-School program that operates on campus. 

 

HANDS ON EXPERIENCE
Students in the Child Development Program can hone their skills while competing in SKILLS USA in Early Childhood Development, and Career Pathways Showcase competitions. 

Warren Tech
       Child Development

"It was great to have a head start on so many of my peers. I was able to gain experience in the field that I wanted to pursue." 

~ Alexis Smith '14

 

For More Information Contact:  Gary Colucci 
coluccig@wctech.org 
908-835-2809