Great Early Childhood Education Careers

Early childhood education careers are in demand. There is nothing more important than nurturing the minds and hearts of infants, toddlers and preschool children. You can do this in a variety of settings, from preschool and after-school programs and day care facilities, to special education classes, camps and elementary school classrooms.

Preschool teacher positions are expected to grow by 7% through 2024 according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Imagine yourself as one of these busy teachers, where your days are filled with meaningful activities such as storytelling, planning curricula, coordinating art projects, one-on-one tutoring, assisting in administration and more.

  • 1,329,900JOBS
  • The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that 1,329,900 people will be employed as childcare providers by 2024.

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Childcare Workers (January 13, 2016).