Early Childhood Education

Hello My Name Is...

Dorothy Lindblad

I am the Early Education Education teacher at CIT.  I am certified in early childhood education, vocational education, special education, and elementary education.  I have taught special education (early childhood) and have been a director/head teacher for a local preschool.  I now enjoy helping high school students to discover a love of teaching young children!




Reading Level of Textbook

and Program Materials

Texts and workbooks written at 8th grade level

Math Skills

used in this program

7th grade

Tell analog time/follow schedule

Measuring skills- linear feet


Classroom Tests

Unit tests, 4 – 5 tests a marking period

Certification Tests

CDA-Ready (National Cert.)

Pediatric CPR & First Aid

Fire Safety



Varies from 1 to 4 hours a week

Homework Requirement

Project planning for Day Care Center activities

Practice skills

Study for tests

Task List

Aligned with:  PA Department of Education Program of Study                               

More information available on

Program Aptitudes

Comfortable around children

Cooperative, responsible & positive attitude

Oral reading fluency, legible handwriting

Exhibits good self control

Works well with others

Essential Physical Requirements

Stamina/good physical health
Annual physical required

Soft Skills

Communication skills

Ability to set priorities



Uniform & Tool Requirements

Program shirt ($17.00), shoes with closed toe & heel

To work in TTC must have 2 letters of recommendation, resume, phys. exam, TB test and police background check ($10) and child abuse clearance ($10) all handed in as well as permission to be fingerprinted

Work Environment


Outdoors/play area

Loud, busy

Classroom Safety

Ability to maintain a hygienic environment and work independently in tasks such as changing diapers

Co-op / Clinical

Must meet eligibility requirements for grades, attendance, performance and percentage of program completion.

Articulation Agreements

Most current information can be found through, look for “How to Earn College Credit” or

Sample of Career Opportunities

(O*Net ID)

Child Care Worker (39-9011.00)

Preschool Teacher, Except Special Education (25-2011.00)

Education Administrators, Preschool & Childcare Center (11-9031.00)


OCCUPATIONALCHILD CARE                                                                                                C.I.P.CODE:  19.0708