Early Childhood Education
Child Care Assistant
Assistant Group Supervisor
Family Home Child Care Provider
Early Childhood Teacher
Elementary School Teacher
The Early Childhood Education program is designed for 10th, 11th and 12th grade students who have a sincere desire to teach and care for young children. It prepares students for either an entry-level position in the child care industry or to pursue a college degree in early childhood education or elementary education.
Students observe and interact in a variety of early childhood settings including elementary schools, child care centers, Head Start programs, and early intervention programs as well as our own on-site preschool, “Little Hands.”
Child Care and Support Services Management
Pediatric CPR and First Aide - CPR Heartstarters
EMI - Children in Disasters Certificate
Health and Safety Basic Training
Planning for the Needs of Children IS00366.a
PA CDA-Ready Certificate
Basic First Aid
Infant and Child CPR
Health and Safety Basics
Act 31 - Mandatory ReporterOSHA Certification
All CMTHS programs integrate college preparatory coursework with an emphasis on technical skills. Recent graduates from the Early Childhood Education program are attending Penn State University, West Chester University, and Montgomery County Community College.
Topics of study include principles of child development, health, safety and nutrition, observation and teaching skills, communication skills, team building skills and child care center management and organization.
Along with classroom instruction, students will learn skills by preparing and presenting both individual and team projects appropriate for children ages infant through young school-age. The students will reflect upon these experiences and record them in their journals as a required competency.
The Early Childhood Education Program is now a Dual Enrollment Class with Montgomery County Community College (MCCC). MCCC has approved our instructor as an adjunct professor. As a result, students will receive transcripted college credit(s) that can be used to continue their post-secondary education at MCCC or any number of institutions. Students must earn a grade of "B"or higher to receive the credit(s).
In a new, state-of-the-art facility, a caring and highly qualified professional staff share their skills while challenging and encouraging their students. Many of the instructors have established high profiles in their fields of expertise prior to becoming teachers. Students not only get to know their teachers, but the teachers get to know them and respond to their individual needs as they extend their support and enthusiasm while preparing students for the future. The students are able to obtain a variety of state and nationally recognized certifications and licenses.
Students have the option to participate in two nationally recognized career and technical student organizations – SkillsUSA and Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). Students can compete at the district, state and national levels.
Central Montco Technical High School has allocated in excess of $750,000 in financial aid to graduating seniors.
National Technical Honor Society
The National Technical Honor Society is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education.
Articulation Agreements are cooperative arrangements for granting admission and college credit to students who are continuing their education. Central Montco Technical High School has articulated its programs with a wide range of colleges and technical schools resulting in college credit or priority placement for CMTHS students. Contact our guidance department for more information.