Early Childhood/Pre-K Teacher

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund
O*Net Code
25-2011.00
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
74240
State
PA
Created
Apr 04, 2021
Updated
Apr 04, 2021

Time-Based Skills

8 skill sets | 165 total skills | 74240 total hours
Identify key theories of child development - 24000 req. hrs
Demonstrate an understanding of how child development impacts the whole child.
1000 hrs
Nurture positive relationships between children with their peers and others in the community.
1000 hrs
Use information about family's strengths, interests, expertise, and vision for their child to support the child's learning and development.
1000 hrs
Share enthusiasm and describe child's abilities and preferences during play.
1000 hrs
Make connections between a child's development and how that impacts who they are.
1000 hrs
Describe how child development depends on supportive and responsive relationships.
1000 hrs
Consistently respond to children respectfully and in a timely manner.
1000 hrs
Develop a list of 3-5 developmentally appropriate classroom norms.
1000 hrs
Provide opportunities for one on one conversations between children and adults.
1000 hrs
Talk with children about ideas related to their work, play and home life.
1000 hrs
Arrange the environment so that children can work together on activities.
1000 hrs
Describe how play fosters opportunities for children to learn and develop communication, problem solving and creativity skills.
1000 hrs
Set aside large blocks of time for uninterrupted child directed play.
1000 hrs
Observe play and identify examples of problem solving, communication and creativity.
1000 hrs
Observe a child that may have been impacted by one of the following issues: Inclusion, Diversity, Brain Development, Children and Families at Risk, Poverty.
1000 hrs
List ways that a child's growth, development and learning may have been impacted by: Inclusion, Diversity, Brain Development, Children and Families at Risk, Poverty.
1000 hrs
List the different PA learning domains.
1000 hrs
Talk to children about events that are going on in their lives.
1000 hrs
Plan classroom activities using two different concepts from Child Development theorists.
1000 hrs
Review the Pennsylvania 2014/16 Learning Standards Continuum (LSC).
1000 hrs
Using the LSC discuss a time you have observed a child practice a developing skill.
1000 hrs
Observe and identify an emerging skill in 5 children.
1000 hrs
Create lessons to help develop an emerging skill in 3 children for your assigned age group.
1000 hrs
Develop an age appropriate activity, using the Early Learning Standards, for an age group that you are not primarily responsible for.
1000 hrs
Responsibly apply systematic observation, documentation, and other assessment techniques, in partnership with families and other professionals - 39000 req. hrs
Recognize that caregivers can support parents/guardians in their role.
600 hrs
Offer parents/guardians information about health and social services and other resources in the community.
600 hrs
Encourage parents/guardians to talk about important family events and their children's special interests and behaviors at home
600 hrs
Share information frequently with parents/guardians about the child's experiences in the center.
600 hrs
Encourage parents/guardians to understand the program and classroom routines.
600 hrs
Respect and tries to understand the parents/guardians views when they differ from providers.
600 hrs
Work with parents/guardians to identify the strengths and needs of each child.
600 hrs
Develop skills in observing and recording information about children and their families in a nonjudgmental manner for use in planning and carrying out daily programs.
600 hrs
Create a system for observing children.
600 hrs
Maintain observation system with no less than two observations per child.
600 hrs
Use available evaluation tools and screeners.
600 hrs
Consider goals and objectives for each child as well as the group.
600 hrs
Implement a plan for each child by identifying developmentally and culturally appropriate activities and materials each day.
600 hrs
Recognize possible learning problems and work with parents/guardians and specialists to develop plans specific to the needs of each child.
600 hrs
Implement recommended treatments by following referrals and working with the family to meet goals for the child.
600 hrs
Recognize and helps others recognize the needs of children and families who speak a different language and operate in a different cultural context.
600 hrs
Send home projects for the families to see the child's work.
600 hrs
Share progress with families on a regular basis.
600 hrs
Tell parents/guardians about children's achievements and shares their pleasures in new abilities.
600 hrs
Share with families how the quality of program and indicators of quality are measured. (e.g., Keystone STARS, Pre K Counts, NAEYC accreditation)
600 hrs
Identify the skills being learned in activities, helping families to understand the role of play and active learning in the instructional process.
600 hrs
Demonstrate knowledge of how observations effect lesson planning.
600 hrs
Demonstrate knowledge of how lesson planning connect to assessments.
600 hrs
Describe the difference between an assessment tool and a screener.
600 hrs
Conduct a screening of at least 5 children in your care.
600 hrs
Design, implement, and assess differentiated curricula and experiences to positively influence the development of children: ENVIRONMENTDesign, implement, and assess differentiated curricula and experiences to positively influence the development of children: ENVIRONMENT - 42080 req. hrs
Provide space and a variety of age appropriate materials that encourage: Large motor development, Sensory exploration, Fine motor development, Creative arts, Problem solving, Social development, Family representation and presence
280 hrs
Use materials and books that demonstrate acceptance of child's sex, family, race, language and culture.
280 hrs
Balance active and quiet, free and structured, individual and group, indoor and outdoor activities.
280 hrs
Establish a clean and safe environment for children by washing hands before and after meals, toileting and contact with bodily fluids.
280 hrs
Make sure toys are cleaned after being mouthed and on a weekly schedule.
280 hrs
Communicate frequently about children's health, nutrition, communicable diseases, and medications.
280 hrs
Limit sugar, salt, processed foods, artificial color and flavoring in meals and snacks; encourage parents/guardians to do the same.
280 hrs
Help children develop basic health habits.
280 hrs
Provide affection for the child.
280 hrs
Include children in food preparation and provide other nutrition education activities for the children.
280 hrs
Plan lessons that meet various levels of development in five learning domains.
280 hrs
Design, implement, and assess differentiated curricula and experiences to positively influence the development of children: LANGUAGE AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT - 47680 req. hrs
Engage in active instruction and modeling of positive social interactions.
280 hrs
Pose questions to children to initiate conversation or to encourage them to extend a conversation.
280 hrs
Participate in conversations with children that have 3-5 exchanges.
280 hrs
Use materials, books and equipment that are stimulating to each child and suitable to individual learning styles, including those of special needs.
280 hrs
Model correct book orientation.
280 hrs
Model turning pages carefully and in order.
280 hrs
Provide pointers and charts for children to practice tracking.
280 hrs
Reinforce children moving from top to bottom and left to right.
280 hrs
Provide rich environmental print in the classroom (e.g., posters, charts, word walls).
280 hrs
Provide a variety of materials (e.g., hands-on, print, and/or digital) for exploration of letters.
280 hrs
Provide opportunities in group and learning centers for identifying letters, words, numbers, and sentences.
280 hrs
Read to children daily in large groups, small groups, and individually.
280 hrs
Use strategies prior to reading to involve children in the text being read. (e.g., predict the topic of the text using front cover and/or illustrations, picture walk)
280 hrs
Attend to children's questions and comments during reading.
280 hrs
Ask questions about text during reading
280 hrs
Allow children time to warm up to new ideas or activities without expecting them to fully participate.
280 hrs
Introduce new materials and activities by explaining what they are and providing instructions on their use.
280 hrs
Describe appropriate strategies for children's participation or exploration of materials that may be challenging.
280 hrs
Demonstrate enthusiasm when introducing new materials.
280 hrs
Engage children in "what if" scenarios to discuss potentially dangerous or inappropriate responses and situations.
280 hrs
Design, implement, and assess differentiated curricula and experiences to positively influence the development of children: PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT - 55800 req. hrs
Arranges and encourages physical activities.
280 hrs
Provides a variety of materials from children's culture (s), such as dances, music, finger plays and active games.
280 hrs
Communicates with children and their guardians about the importance of outdoor play and physical activity for healthy growth and development.
280 hrs
Adapts the program to meet the special needs of children with disabilities.
280 hrs
Provide opportunities to point to body parts when asked.
280 hrs
Provide dolls and puzzles with body parts.
280 hrs
Make outlines of body and add details to body parts.
280 hrs
Provide experiences that highlight the functions of body parts (e.g., add turkey baster to water table and discuss how a heart pumps, play a smell-identification game).
280 hrs
Provide light balls that easily fit in a hand. Encourage child to throw with one hand while stepping forward.
280 hrs
Provide targets for children to throw toward. (e.g., hula hoops or baskets)
280 hrs
Include toys and equipment that encourage active play. (e.g., three- or four-wheeled steerable vehicles, balls, climbers and slides, ramps)
280 hrs
Provide outside time daily.
280 hrs
Create opportunities for children to participate in large motor movement games that involve partners.
280 hrs
Engage in physical activity with the children
280 hrs
Provide space and opportunities for children to walk, run, and climb.
280 hrs
Provide opportunities for children to engage in gross motor activities inside. (e.g., dancing and moving to music, bean bag toss)
280 hrs
Include large motor movements during transitional times. (e.g., hop to the table, jump five times while you wait to wash your hands)
280 hrs
Include motor games and songs. (e.g., Skip to my Lou and The Farmer in the Dell)
280 hrs
Create obstacle courses to practice gross motor movements.
280 hrs
Teach and encourage children to participate in finger plays.
280 hrs
Provide opportunities to use scissors to cut lines.
280 hrs
Encourage and allow the time for children to dress independently.
280 hrs
Supply tweezers and tongs to grasp objects.
280 hrs
Provide a variety of smaller objects to manipulate.
280 hrs
Provide opportunities for children to pour water or milk and to serve their own foods.
280 hrs
Provide many opportunities for children to write and draw.
280 hrs
Maintain an art center with a variety of art tools that are accessible to the children.
280 hrs
Provide child-sized tools for classroom jobs.
280 hrs
Encourage children to use utensils and drinking cups appropriately during snack and mealtimes.
280 hrs
Design, implement, and assess differentiated curricula and experiences to positively influence the development of children: CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT - 60000 req. hrs
Explicitly use vocabulary for elements and principles of music and movement. (e.g., rhythm, space, tempo, pitch)
280 hrs
Model appropriate use of instruments.
280 hrs
Call attention to the changes in music as children are listening.
280 hrs
Create opportunities for children to express themselves through a variety of music forms and through dance or body movements.
280 hrs
Encourage children to be creative during singing by changing words and song endings.
280 hrs
Model the use of various voice inflections and facial expressions during read-aloud.
280 hrs
Provide props and costumes associated with favorite stories.
280 hrs
Participate in dramatic play events as the audience, providing praise and applause
280 hrs
Provide opportunities for children to use three-dimensional materials. (e.g., clay, play dough, wood)
280 hrs
Allow for individual or group projects to extend over several days.
280 hrs
Display children's art work
280 hrs
Provide multicultural art materials for use in self representation.
280 hrs
Encourage children to use materials for individual expression of feelings or thoughts.
280 hrs
Display children's and professional art throughout the classroom at the child's eye level.
280 hrs
Discuss the various types and characteristics of photography, painting, dance, performance.
280 hrs
Design, implement, and assess differentiated curricula and experiences to positively influence the development of children: MATH, NUMBERS AND SCIENCE - 65040 req. hrs
Teach children counting songs, rhymes, and chants.
280 hrs
Provide and read books, poems, chants with numbers, and number concepts.
280 hrs
Use number words and numerals, including zero, in everyday situations.
280 hrs
Provide experiences with numbers through daily routines such as attendance and calendar.
280 hrs
Provide opportunities for writing numerals and representing numbers.
280 hrs
Play number recognition games Model counting and comparing of objects in daily experiences.
280 hrs
Explicitly teach mathematical vocabulary. (e.g., "more than," "less than," "equal to")
280 hrs
Notice children engaged in numerical play and describe what they are doing.
280 hrs
Ask open-ended questions to encourage children to talk about their thinking. (e.g., How do you know there are six blocks?)
280 hrs
Listen carefully to children's responses, and restate their responses using clear, age-appropriate, mathematical language.
280 hrs
Read books about animals and their adaptation to the changing seasons.
280 hrs
Take outside walks to watch for bird migration and to notice weather changes.
280 hrs
Display pictures of various animals during different seasons.
280 hrs
Use outdoor time as opportunities to explore and investigate the environment.
280 hrs
Compare and contrast animals.
280 hrs
Provide opportunities to sort by size, color, shape, and texture.
280 hrs
Explicitly use science vocabulary. (e.g., solid, liquid, texture)
280 hrs
Encourage children to actively care for non-toxic plants provided within the classroom or outside.
280 hrs
Demonstrate ethical and professional standards and make decisions as part of a continuous collaborative learning, informed reflective practice and diverse field experiences - 74240 req. hrs
Discuss issues that affect the program with appropriate staff and follow up on their resolution.
400 hrs
Work as a member of a team with others in the classroom and the program, including substitutes, parents/guardians and volunteers.
400 hrs
Support staff by offering assistance and supervision when needed.
400 hrs
Know the language resources of each family and uses these in the program.
400 hrs
Orient new or substitute caregivers and volunteers to routines and special needs and abilities of each child.
400 hrs
Implement procedures to help children transition from one age level classroom to another.
400 hrs
Know the social services, health and education resources of the community and use them when appropriate.
400 hrs
Continually evaluate own practices and performance to identify needs for professional growth.
400 hrs
Continue to gain knowledge of physical, cognitive, language, emotional and social development.
400 hrs
Take advantage of opportunities for professional and personal development by joining appropriate professional organizations and attending meetings, training courses and conferences.
400 hrs
Seek information relevant to the children they are providing care for.
400 hrs
Recognize that caregiver fatigue, low morale, and lack of work satisfaction decrease effectiveness and find ways to meet her/his own needs and maintain energy and enthusiasm.
400 hrs
Work cooperatively with other staff members, accepts supervision, and helps promote a positive atmosphere at the center.
400 hrs
Learn about new laws and regulations affecting center care, children and families.
400 hrs
Advocate for quality services and the rights of children.
400 hrs
Work with other professionals and parents/guardians to develop effective strategies to communicate to decision makers the needs of the children and families.
400 hrs
Is aware that normal developmental characteristics of children often make adults uncomfortable. The teacher can acknowledge these feelings in themselves, coworkers, and parents/guardians while minimizing their negative reactions.
400 hrs
Demonstrate ability to address disagreements or issues directly with colleague, rather than including others.
400 hrs
Adhere to strict confidentiality standards and make sure families and colleagues do also.
400 hrs
Acknowledge that family members are the child's primary teachers and are an expert on their child.
400 hrs
Create ongoing formal and informal opportunities to engage with families about their interests, strengths, expectations, concerns, joys, and achievements.
400 hrs
Use parents' preferred methods for communication.
400 hrs
Promote ongoing and reciprocal communication about day-to-day activities between staff and families.
400 hrs

Technical Instruction

Identify key theories of child development
Foundations of Early Childhood Education
# | 177 hrs
Integrating the Arts into Early Childhood Education
# | 177 hrs
Infant and Toddler Development and Curriculum
# | 177 hrs
Teaching English Language Learners
# | 177 hrs
Introduction to Special Education and Inclusive Practices
# | 177 hrs
Early Childhood Education Practicum
# | 177 hrs
Introduction to Psychology
# | 177 hrs
Child Psychology
# | 177 hrs
Responsibly apply systematic observation, documentation, and other assessment techniques, in partnership with families and other professionals
Foundations of Early Childhood Education
# | 132 hrs
Family and Community Relationships
# | 132 hrs
Infant and Toddler Development and Curriculum
# | 132 hrs
Introduction to Special Education and Inclusive Practices
# | 132 hrs
Early Childhood Education Practicum
# | 132 hrs
Applied Computer Technology
# | 132 hrs
Fundamentals of Writing
# | 132 hrs
Reading Improvement
# | 132 hrs
English Composition I
# | 132 hrs
Design, implement, and assess differentiated curricula and experiences to positively influence the development of children
Family and Community Relationships
# | 391 hrs
Health, Safety and Nutrition for the Young Child
# | 391 hrs
Integrating the Arts into Early Childhood Education
# | 391 hrs
Infant and Toddler Development and Curriculum
# | 391 hrs
Early Childhood Education Practicum
# | 391 hrs
General Biology I
# | 391 hrs
Fundamentals of Writing
# | 391 hrs
Reading Improvement
# | 391 hrs
English Composition I
# | 391 hrs
Elementary Algebra
# | 391 hrs
United States History - The 20th Century
# | 391 hrs
MATH 1: Course TBD
# | 391 hrs
MATH 2: Course TBD
# | 391 hrs
Demonstrate ethical and professional standards and make decisions as part of a continuous collaborative learning, informed reflective practice and diverse field experiences
Foundations of Early Childhood Education
# | 80 hrs
Family and Community Relationships
# | 80 hrs
Infant and Toddler Development and Curriculum
# | 80 hrs
Teaching English Language Learners
# | 80 hrs
Introduction to Special Education and Inclusive Practices
# | 80 hrs
Early Childhood Education Practicum
# | 80 hrs