Early Childhood Education

  • Deliver quality child care that meets youngsters’ physical needs and supports their development

  • Collaborate with peers to create safe, engaging play environments for young children

  • Lead fun, educational activities for preschool kids in an on-site child care center

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Industry Credentials

Early Childhood Education students can earn the following certifications and credentials in high school:

  • Child Development Associate-Ready Certificate
  • Infant and Child CPR Certification via American Red Cross
  • OSHA Certification via CareerSafe®
  • Pediatric First Aid Certification via American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Pennsylvania Skills Certificate via NOCTI®

College Credits

The following schools have articulation agreements with LCTI that allow Early Childhood Education students to earn college credit for work they complete in high school:

  • Lehigh Carbon Community College

Career Pathways

with industry credentials:

  • Family child care provider
  • Child care assistant group supervisor
  • Nanny

with associate degree:

  • Child care center director
  • Preschool teacher
  • Teacher’s assistant

with bachelor’s degree:

  • Elementary school teacher
  • Preschool director
  • Special education teacher


Counselor: Katrina Borgerding

Phone: 610-799-1370
Email: borgerdink@lcti.org

CIP Code: 19.0708

Industry Partners

Representatives from the following local businesses serve on the Early Childhood Education program’s Occupational Advisory Council:

  • ABC Early Learning
  • Lehigh Valley Children’s Centers
  • New Horizons Child Care
  • World of Imagination

Student Organizations

Early Childhood Education students are eligible for membership in the following Career & Technical Student Organizations, or CTSOs:

  • SkillsUSA

Education Park Drive

Schnecksville, PA

Preparing all students for their personalized career pathway