- Acquire knowledge of the four areas of child development: physical, cognitive, social, and emotional to develop proper guidance and discipline techniques.
- Create meaningful learning activities for preschool-aged children.
- Assist teachers in an established preschool laboratory with daily activities and classroom management.
- Prepare for employment in the childcare industry by earning the Child Development Associate Certification.
- Enhance knowledge and prepare for college as an elementary school teacher.
Job Titles – Career Pathways
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
21-1021 Child, Family & School Social Workers
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, except Special Education
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, except Special Education
CTC knowledge transfers to college credits at:
Community College of Allegheny County
Community College of Beaver County
Harrisburg Area Community College
McCann’s School of Business
Montgomery County Community College
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
Reading Area Community College
NOCTI – National Occupational Competency Testing Institute Certification
* Child Care and Support Services
American Heart Association-Heartsaver AED, CPR, First Aid
Health and Safety Basics
Act 31 – Mandatory Reporter
➤ For more detailed information about this program, including the grading policy, task list, etc., please refer to the course syllabus.
Instructor – Mrs. Heather Yobb
I grew up in Bucks County, PA, and moved to Berks County in 2003. I have a true love of teaching and inspiring students of all ages. My wide variety of teaching experience includes high school, middle school, and kindergarten. My experience also includes working as a director of a local childcare center. These experiences, along with my post-secondary education, have helped me acquire the knowledge and expertise I possess and want to share with students pursuing careers in Early Childhood Education.
M.A.Ed., Gratz College
B.S., Human Development and Family Studies, Penn State University
Certifications and Awards
Certification, Family and Consumer Science Teacher, Immaculata University
Before coming to RMCTC, I worked as a director of a local child care center that enrolled children ages 6 weeks to 10 years. Prior to that experience, I was teaching high school, middle school, and kindergarten children. My range of experience brings a lot to the Early Childhood program at RMCTC.
I have been working as an FCCLA (Family Careers and Community Leaders of America) advisor since the start of my career at RMCTC. I enjoy watching students build their leadership skills through participating in the state and national conferences.
Hire Date: 2009
SOAR programs of study prepare today’s student for tomorrow’s high demand and high wage careers.