Early Childhood Teacher Education

CIP Code 19.0708

Instructor: Ms. Brodish

Program Overview

The Early Childhood Teacher Education program prepares students to work with young children in a variety of settings that require an understanding of how children grow, learn, and develop. Students in the program interact with preschool children ages 3-5 in CAPCC'S Early Learning Programs located in Admiral Peary's Business and Technology Center on campus. Along with studying how young children learn, students also practice teaching techniques that prepares them for any type of teaching career. Throughout the year, students assist in two early learning centers, the cafeteria, and help the early learning teachers plan lesson materials. Students also create bulletin boards and other learning devices. Students in the Early Childhood Teacher Education program have the opportunity to earn the Child Development Associate credential (CDA), which is the national industry certification. This credential can lead to employment or transfer as college credits. If you are interested in becoming a teacher or working with children in the future, the Early Childhood Teacher Education program can prepare you for that career!

Clearances Information and links:

Admiral Peary will reimburse students for the cost of all clearances if applying for the “employment” version. These clearances are good for 5 years. You must turn in receipts for a reimbursement from the school. 

Post Secondary Education

Mount Aloysius College

PA Highlands Community College

PA College of Technology

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Career Opportunities

Child Care Worker

Early Childhood Education Assistant

Preschool Assistant


PA Skills Certificate

CDA Credential

First Aid


New Staff Orientation

Advanced Credit

Admiral Peary AVTS Articulation Agreements 2023-2024 - Check how many credits you can get for this class

PA Highlands Community College

Mount Aloysius College

Community College of Allegheny County

Lackawanna College

Montgomery County Community College

Harrisburg Area Community College

Reading Area Community College

Manor College

Community College of Beaver County

Harcum College

Statewide Articulation Agreements