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When it's time to choose a college major or career path, it's nice pursue your unique interests and talents; however, if you have a large variety of interests and talents (lucky you!), the choice might not seem so simple. What do you do if you're a smart, creative "people" person who's all about kids, crafting, music, and reading?
Consider a child care training program and earn a degree in all things fun and child-friendly. With courses like Creative Expression and Play, Children's Literature, and Creating Learning Environments, the Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education at Ashworth College gives you in-depth instruction on how children learn, how to create partnerships with parents, and how to create and implement creative, developmentally-appropriate curricula. At graduation, you will be a step closer to a career in early childhood care and education.
The National Association of Education of Young Children affirms the decades of research proving how high-quality, developmentally-appropriate early childhood programs produce short and long-term benefits on children's cognitive and social development. This has led to a stronger emphasis on the importance of early childhood education.
Combine that with a rise in the population of young children and the retirement of baby-boomer teachers, and the job growth for early childhood teachers is expected to explode to 17% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. What does this mean for you? With the right education and experience, you could easily enter the job market!
The skills you acquire through our degree program can not only help prepare you to teach in a traditional classroom, but also equip you to work in diverse settings in your early childhood education career.
Children's museums look for inspired, creative teachers. As an educator or project coordinator, you could teach, help develop curriculum, plan programs for the museum, and participate in workshops and festivals.
By working as a social or community services coordinator, you might work with at-risk, disadvantaged children who need adults with a background in child development to act in their best interest.
Resorts and cruise lines have an ongoing need for degree-holders in early childhood education. Children's activities directors create and lead activities with young kids in a vacation setting.
Earning your bachelor's degree in early childhood education could be all it takes to open up a world of fun and unique opportunities.