• Early Childhood Care & Education (CIP Code 19.0708)ECCE
     
     
    An instructional program that prepares individuals for a variety of occupations in child care and guidance often under the supervision of professional personnel in child or day care centers. This program includes instruction in growth and development; nutrition; program planning and management; safety; behavior guidance; play activities; child abuse and neglect; parent-child personal relationships; learning experiences for children; and laws, regulations and policies relating to child care services. 
  •  Programs of Study
     Level I
    Orientation & Safety
    Standards, Curriculum & Assessment
    Curriculum Development
    Clinical Experience
    Professionalism
     Hours
    30
    100
    80
    20
    10
     Level II
    Orientation & Safety
    Standards, Curriculum & Assessment
    Child Development
    Classroom Management & Positive Guidance
    Clinical Experience
    Health & Safety
    Crime & Violence Prevention 
     Hours
    30
    90
    50
    20
    50
    100
    20
     Level III
    Child Development (Social, Emotional, Physical, Intellectual) 
    Learning Activities/Experiences
    Clinical Experience
    Learning Environment (Physical Space)
    Standards, Curriculum, & Assessment
    Curriculum Development
     Hours
    60
    40
    80
    120
    30
    30
     Level IV
    Learning Activities/Experiences
    Clinical Experience
    Health & Safety
    Professionalism
    Program Partnerships 
    Hours
    20
    100
    120
    90
    30
  • STC has Articulation Agreements with the following post-secondary schools:
    Community College of Allegheny County, Community College of Beaver County, Harcum College, Harrisburg Area Community College, Lackawanna College, Lackawanna Community College, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Manor College, McCann’s School & Business Technology/Hazleton, & Pottsville, Montgomery County Community College, PA Highlands Community College, Reading Area Community College


    Program Requirements/Costs (approximate)
     
    Child Abuse History Clearance.........................$10.00
    PA State Police Criminal Check........................$10.00
    Mantoux Test ........................................Doctor's Fee
    Uniform.........................................................$20.00
    Act 126 Training...............................................$5.00 
    American Heart Association Training..................$5.00 

     
    Program Entrance Recommendations
     
    Ability to work independently and as a team
    Basic math skills or geometry
    Creativity
    Hand & eye coordination
    Problem solving skills
    Reading at grade level