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Early Childhood degree prepares you for a specialized career

Written by Allison Brenner on Monday, 27 January 2014. Posted in Career

Early Childhood Degree Prepares You For A Specialized Career

Would you bring your crashed computer to a motorcycle mechanic for repair? What about having a floral designer fix your leaky roof? Specialized education is important for a variety of reasons – and foremost because it focuses on the specific skills required in a professional career. Specialized career courses teach you the techniques you’ll actually perform on the job – which is exactly what today’s employers are looking for when they want to interview top candidates.

While specialized lessons are important for all career fields, they are especially necessary when your career involves teaching others. Your early childhood education degree familiarizes you with effective, proven techniques needed to teach children up to age eight.

Why is it necessary?

Nurturing and caring for children is one thing, but laying the proper groundwork for their intellectual growth and academic progress is a different matter. Many studies show that students who are enrolled in a preschool or daycare facility of some kind are better adjusted when they begin kindergarten and are more knowledgeable than their peers who haven’t attended such an establishment.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 32.7 million children participated in some sort of child care arrangement in 2011. Of those kids, 51% were being looked after by an organized facility or non-relative. It’s because of this need for qualified educators that that the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects a 17% increase in preschool and child care careers by 2022 with 74,700 child care careers predicted!

How does specialized education help?

In earning your early childhood degree from Ashworth, you’re preparing yourself to be a better asset when helping to foster children’s minds. You’ll be confident knowing you’re able to develop age- appropriate activities, establish policies and procedures, develop lesson plans and monitor students’ progress – all things needed to become an effective educator.

Working in a child care facility isn’t a glorified babysitting job. You’re building a foundation that future teachers will continue to expand upon in the years to come. As an early childhood educator, you are giving these children the fundamental skills, such as learning numbers and letters, that will help them to succeed their whole lives.

Your specialized education and subsequent Early Childhood Education Associate Degree from Ashworth College will help you to achieve your dreams of becoming an educator. With this detailed training, you’ll be able to help children become academically, socially and emotionally prepared for the future and in turn, you’ll be satisfied knowing your career makes a difference in the lives of others.

About the Author

Allison Brenner

Allison Brenner

Allison Brenner is a copywriter with James Madison High School and Ashworth College. Alli, holds a B.S. Journalism from the Georgia Southern University College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

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