Early Childhood Education

Program Overview

CIP Code: 19.0708

The Early Childhood Education program that focuses on the provision and management of childcare services and that prepared individuals to plan, design, and manage childcare facilities and programs that meet children’s developmental needs and interests and that provide safe and healthy environments. Includes instruction in child development and psychology; home-and institution-based childcare; identification of diseases, injuries, and psychological trauma and applicable referral; parent relations; personnel and business management principles; and related laws and policies.

  • High Priority Occupation
  • Non-Traditional Career - Male
  • Eligible to: Mifflin County / Juniata County / Other
  • SOAR Eligible
  • Co-Op Eligible
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Kristine Sunday

Kristine Sunday


Enrollment Process

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Instructor Biography

Dr. Kristine Sunday (Miss Kris) has been a teacher for more than 30 years. She has taught infants and toddlers, preschoolers and elementary children, adolescents and young adults in public, private, and community-based programs. Additionally, she worked as a home visiting parent educator to support young families. ...For the last 20 years, Dr. Sunday has been preparing early childhood, elementary, and k-12 art teachers at the college level, first at Penn State and then at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. Dr. Sunday grew up in Penns Valley, raised a family in State College, and now lives in Lewistown with her husband, Rob and her 2 dogs, Martin and Stella.


Child Development Associate Credential, PA Key Stars 101 & 102, Better Kid Care Health & Safety, Child Abuse Training, CPR/First Aid Certificate, Pennsylvania Skills Certificate

Employer Partners

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Possible Careers

Employment as an aide in a child care center, a nanny, or family child caregiver requires a high school diploma and two years’ experience working with children. Students in this program graduate with enough experience to become an assistant group supervisor—one step above an aide. With further college education, jobs include teachers, child care center directors, child care referral agents and licensing specialists.

Required Items

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Dual Enrollment Opportunities

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Career & Technical Student Organization

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Level 1 & 2 students 9:20-11:40, Level 2 & 3 Students 12:40-2:50

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Post-Secondary Opportunities

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