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Warren County Technical School
1500 Route 57     ♦     Washington, New Jersey  07882     ♦     908-689-0122

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Child Development

The Child Development Career Academy introduces students to the developmental characteristics of children.  The program offers students insights into physical, emotional, and cognitive development.  The individuals trained in this area will be well prepared for the demanding child care profession and to become future educators.  The field experiences are in concert with the laws governing professional child care training facilities.

In the Child Development program students work towards obtaining industry credentials such as a Child Development Associate (CDA) certification, which is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in the industry.

A great program for future educators, this career academy runs a Pre-School known as Sprouts. Under the guidance of the Child Development Instructor, junior, and senior students develop and teach lessons and activities to the pre-school students.

Pathways in Child Development

The Warren Tech Child Development Career Academy traditionally has two pathways that students in this program pursue, College Prep and the workforce.

College Prep/Teacher Preparation

Students enrolled in this pathway in the Child Development Academy plan on continuing their education at a college or university. Students in this pathway traditionally are seeking future employment in education as a teacher, guidance counselor, or educational support staff. In this program students will gain experience working with young children and in developing and implementing lessons while preparing for college teacher preparation programs. Students will also have the opportunity to work towards obtaining their Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.

Work Force Ready

Students in the Child Development Career Academy also have the track of preparing for the workforce. Students in this pathway will focus on becoming employed directly after high school in child care centers. Students work towards their CDA and gain experiences in working with young children in Warren Tech’ Sprouts Pre-School program that operates on campus. 





Warren County Technical School   ♦   1500 Route 57   ♦   Washington, NJ 07882   ♦   908-689-0122   ♦  Fax  908-689-7699 

Warren County Technical School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or
age in its education programs and activities, including admission to or employment in such programs or activities.

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