A fun and rewarding career awaits you in early childhood education. In this role, you’ll use play, art, music, language, and educational tools to help birth- to school-age children develop cognitively, physically, socially, and emotionally. Through a combination of classroom study and field experience in actual child care settings, you’ll learn how to stimulate and nurture children of varying abilities and backgrounds, maintain a safe and healthy child care environment, and communicate effectively with families. You’ll learn child development, curriculum planning, and managing behavior. The program also covers government mandates, reporting procedures, and regulations in the industry.
Opportunities abound in this ever-growing field with positions available as professional nannies, in child care centers, as early childhood teachers and directors, or in schools as teacher assistants. Or, continue your education and earn a teaching degree.