Career Pathways

The period of time between a child’s birth and when they enter Kindergarten is an important and formative time in a child’s life. This is the time when children are first learning to interact with peers and adults as they learn critical social and emotional skills to guide them in the future.

There are a variety of career pathways in early childhood education and each position provides crucial support to children as they go through this transitional phase in their lives. A few examples are:

  • Early Education Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Before/After School Teacher
  • Family Support & Home Visitor
  • Early Intervention Specialist
  • Special Education Paraprofessional
  • Early Education Administrator
  • Resource & Referral Agency Counselor
  • Early Childhood Consultant
  • Early Childhood Advocate
  • Early Childhood Trainer
  • Early Childhood Mentor or Coach

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