Early Childhood Education

Education and Training


State Qualifying Event: 





National Competition

Competition Type: 

Skilled and Technical

Competitors demonstrate their knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices and their ability to prepare and implement learning activities for children 3-5 years old. Competitors prepare a lesson plan and take a written test assessing their knowledge of child development and effective teaching strategies. They demonstrate their understanding of the unique age-related learning characteristics specific to young children � and the relevant social interactions � as they implement the lesson.

Early Childhood Education

The career competitions of the SkillsUSA Illinois Championships follow the current edition of the SkillsUSA Technical Standards. These are available to professional members (advisors and teachers) as a membership benefit following their submission of membership.