Early Childhood Education

Related Occupations

  • Teacher's Assistant

  • Child Care Assistant

  • Nanny

  • Assistant Group Supervisor

  • Family Home Child Care Provider

  • Early Childhood Teacher

  • Elementary School Teacher

Potential Certifications

  • 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

Post-Secondary Education

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.

Course Description

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.”

Course Content

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.

Dual Enrollment

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).


Learning Environment

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.


Student Organizations
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
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.

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821 Plymouth Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462


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Central Montco Technical High School does not discriminate in its education programs, activities or employment practices based on sex, color, national origin, race, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, political opinions or affiliations, or lawful activity in any employee organization. Central Montco Technical High School provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For information about your civil right and grievance procedures, contact Larry Byron, Equal Rights Coordinator, (610) 277-2301.


La Escuela Secundaria Técnica Montco Central no discrimina en sus programas de educación, actividades o prácticas de empleo basadas en sexo, origen en color, nacional, raza, orientación sexual, discapacidad, edad, religión, ascendencia, opiniones políticas o afiliaciones, o actividad legal en ninguna organización de empleado. La Escuela Secundaria Técnica Montco Central ofrece un acceso equitativo a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. Para obtener información acerca de su derecho civil y de los procedimientos para quejas, comuníquese Larry Byron, Coordinadora de Igualdad de Derechos, (610) 277 -2301.