Samantha Weikel

Teacher Education

Child care workers care and nurture children of all ages in a variety of settings. Students in the Early Care and Education of Young Children learn how to play an important role in a child’s development by attending to a child’s basic needs, organizing activities and assisting in the development of their emotional, intellectual and social growth. The physical environment, the ability to work well with all types of kids, learning about adaptability, and patience are a few things you will study when you become part of the ECEYC program at LCTI. This program offers students the opportunity to learn skills needed to work in early childhood facilities, Head Start programs, other job child centered occupations as well help building foundational skills for a career in elementary education.

Students in Early Care and Education of Young Children will:

  • Follow safety practices for working with young children
  • Establish boundaries and provide guidance for young children
  • Learn about early learning center designs and choosing appropriate equipment
  • Plan and make nutritional and healthy snacks
  • Create learning activities for young children
  • Interact with young children in on site and local community facilities
  • Train in First Aid, CPR, and Fire SafetyAll students are required by DPW (Department of Public Welfare) to obtain the following information and clearances to participate in activities with children:
  • Two personal references
  • Annual health appraisal or physical
  • Mantoux test for tuberculosis or chest x-ray
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History
  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Check


DPW 600 hour assistant group supervisor certification
CDA Ready Certificate

College opportunities are available for this program

Teacher Education

Education Park Drive

Schnecksville, PA

Preparing all students for their personalized career pathway