Education, Child Development and Family Services Sector

  • Sector Description: The Child Development and Education pathways are designed to prepare students for entry level positions as care associate, child care provider, nanny, sitter, teacher’s aide or related fields. Students study skills like responsibility, decision-making, communication, teamwork and management. Topics covered in this sector include creating a healthy and nurturing environment for children, basic academics, safety, human development and its implications in a classroom setting, principles of teaching and learning, principles of team building and creating a positive school climate, philosophies of education, leadership, and exceptional student issues. The aforementioned skills and topics are necessary for entry level positions in the above mentioned employment fields.