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Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education program is designed to teach students the aspects of teaching and working with young children, from birth through elementary age. Students will explore career pathways and develop the characteristics of successful teachers and childcare providers through practicums. Applying theoretical concepts to real-life situations, students are able to take what they have learned in the classroom and apply it to their rotation experiences. The rotation experiences are vital in building the student’s understanding of how to meet the developmental needs and interests of young children in elementary school and daycare settings.

Students learn the basics and methodology of child development and early childhood education while gaining a solid foundation in classroom management, lesson planning and curriculum development for infants/toddlers/preschoolers and young children. Students also learn how to communicate and work with parents/guardians and staff in a diverse educational setting. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for the Child Development Associate® (CDA) certification and New York State Teaching Assistant Certification.


Career & Technical Education Center
65 Parrott Road, Building #3
West Nyack, NY 10994
(845) 627-4770

Kim Bell
Executive Director of Career and Technical Education

Eric Kurz

Maureen Danzig
Assistant Principal

Jennifer Patrikis
School Counselor
Nanuet UFSD
South Orangetown CSD
Suffern CSD
New Jersey school districts

Jaymie DeLeon
School Counselor
East Ramapo CSD
Pearl River SD
Rockland BOCES Student Services

Nicole Minter
School Counselor
Clarkstown CSD
North Rockland CSD
Nyack Public Schools

Donna Stonis
Work Based Learning Coordinator