Early Learning

The Early Learning program focuses on the provision and management of childcare services and prepares 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.

Articulation Agreements

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Industry Certifications

Industry Certifications

  • Heartsaver AED
  • Heartsaver First Aid
  • Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED
  • CDA Ready Certificate
  • Penn State Extension “Get Started with Center-Based Care”
  • Penn State Extension “Health and Safety Basics”
  • Act 31 Mandated Reporter- University of Pittsburgh
Instructor Contact Information

Mrs. Erin Kehr


Adams County Technical Institute

1126 Old Harrisburg Road

Gettysburg, PA 17325

(717) 334-6254, Option #2 ext. 6148


Our Preschool
Task List

The task list is the state-mandated set of topics that the program of study must cover to qualify as a career and technical program. The lists are associated with the CIP code for each program of study.

Units of Study
  • Job Opportunities
  • Toy Selection and Safety
  • Safety and Sanitation
  • Health Maintenance
  • Nutrition
  • Child Abuse Awareness
  • Special Needs
  • First Aid/ CPR/ AED
  • Advanced Child Development
  • Program Development
  • Positive Child Guidance Strategies and Techniques
  • Classroom Arrangement
  • Providing Developmentally Appropriate Learning Activities
  • CDA Portfolio