Career Possibilities in the Early Childhood Field
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  • 1. By: Lynzi Harris
  • 2. Potential Careers  Daycare Director  Preschool Teacher Elementary School  School Social Worker Teacher (K-3) School Psychologist  Own a daycare/preschool  School Counselor  Teacher’s Aide
  • 3. Daycare DirectorResponsibilities: Administrative  Processing enrollments, keeping records, ordering supplies, and keeping files up to date is part of the director’s job. Managing  Hiring, training, supervising, making work schedule, following ratio guidelines, and conducting evaluations is part of the director’s job. Instructional  Overseeing the curriculum, reviewing teachers lesson plans, and filling in for absent teachers is part of the director’s job. Communication  Handling concerns and questions, discussing incidents, and collecting payment is part of the director’s job. Compliance  Updating licensing paperwork, and ensuring records are in compliance is part of the director’s job.
  • 4. Daycare Director (continued) Salary Requirements:  Earn a degree $90,000 $85,110  Some states require a college degree. $80,000  Gain Experience $70,000  The amount of required experience $60,630 varies by state. $60,000  Work at a Licensed Facility $50,000 $42,960  This helps you gain experience to $40,000 $33,340 prepare for credentials required. $30,000 $27,210  Acquire Appropriate Credentials  Most states require a CDA to become a $20,000 director. $10,000  Continue Education $0  Staying up to date with continuing education is usually a requirement. 10% 25% 50% 75% 90%
  • 5. Public School Teacher Responsibilities:  Instructing a class on several subjects is part of the job.  Fostering all aspects of development is part of the job.  Creating and implementing lesson plans is part of the job.
  • 6. Public School Teacher (continued) Salary Requirements: $90,000 $80,140 $80,000  A bachelor’s degree from a teacher education $70,000 $64,890 program is required. $60,000 $51,660  All states require a license $50,000 $41,750 in teaching. $40,000 $34,390 $30,000•Job Outlook: $20,000 $10,000Employment in this field is $0expected to grow by 13% between2008-2018. 10% 25% 50% 75% 90%
  • 7. School Psychologist Responsibilities:  Creating a safe, healthy, and supportive learning environment is part of the job.  Addressing students learning and behavior problems is part of the job.  Evaluating the effectiveness of an academic program is part of the job.
  • 8. School Psychologist (continued) $120,000 $108,67 0 Requirements: $100,000  A specialist degree is $86,250 required in most states $80,000 $66,810 -This includes education and psychology $60,000 $50,360 coursework. $39,010 $40,000 $20,000 $0 10% 25% 50% 75% 90% Salary
  • 9. Elementary School Counselor Responsibilities:  Providing guidance services to students is part of the job.  Evaluating strengths, problems, or special needs is part of the job.  Helping students deal with social, behavioral, and personal problems before they get worse is part of the job. Note: Elementary school counselors do less vocational and academic counseling than high school counselors.
  • 10. Elementary School Counselor (continued) Requirements:  Usually a master’s degree is required to become licensed. $100,000 $86,250 $80,000 $68,620 $60,000 $53,380 $40,750 $40,000 $31,630 Salary $20,000 $0 10% 25% 50% 75% 90%
  • 11. Preschool Teacher Responsibilities:  Nurturing, teaching, and caring for children who have not entered kindergarten is part of the job.  Planning and implementing a curriculum is part of the job.  Introducing children to all subject areas is part of the job.  Helping children with development in all areas is part of the job.
  • 12. Preschool Teacher (continued) $50,000 $46,830 $45,000 Requirements: $40,000  The requirements vary $35,000 $34,420 for each state. $30,000 $25,700  A minimum of a high $25,000 school diploma to a $20,080 $20,000 $17,200 college degree is usually $15,000 required. $10,000  Trainings are usually required. $5,000 $0 10% 25% 50% 75% 90% Salary
  • 13. Social Worker Responsibilities:  Aiming to improve social and psychological functioning of children and their families is part of the job. Requirements:  Some states require a license.  A bachelor’s degree is a minimum requirement. Salary  Average salary= $54,000
  • 14. Daycare Owner Responsibilities:  Hiring the director is part of the job.  Advertising for the business is part of the job.  Overseeing all operations is part of the job.  Obtaining a license and the required certifications is part of the job.
  • 15. Daycare Owner (continued) Requirements  Owner must meet licensing requirements. Average Salary=  Education requirements vary $37,000 by state.  Meeting the needs of children is a requirement.  Obtaining certifications is a requirement.
  • 16. Comparing Degrees… Associate’s Degree:  Bachelor’s Degree:  Pre-school Teacher  Public School (K-Third)  Teacher’s Aide  School Social Worker  School Psychologist
  • 17. My Goals Short Term Goals Long Term Goals I have a goal to graduate  I have a goal to graduate from Ivy Tech from Ball State Community College in University in 2014. May this year.  I have a goal of becoming I want to find an an elementary school assistant job in the early teacher. childhood field this summer.
  • 18. References Occupational Outlook Handbook. (2010). Retrieved January 29, 2012, from Bureau of Labor Statistics : http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos067.htm
  • 19. *THE END*