TOPIC: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
03 MARCH 2014
THE FIELD OF EARLY
CHILDHOOD EDUCATION FIELD
TRAINING AND DEGREES
No formal education
Associate’s degree
Bachelor’s degree
Master’s Degree
Doctorate degrees
CAREER LOCATIONS
Many Options
Daycare
Preschool
Public school
In-home
MY SHORT TERM GOALS
To Graduate
To get a job
Have a successful
career
MY LONG TERM GOALS
Ball State
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Work
 Employment Options: public or private
preschool, Head Start, child care center, or
unlicensed registered ministry
 Job ...
 Attend 12+ hours of yearly training
 Attend 20+ hours of yearly training
 Complete Associate’s/Bachelor’s
Degree in Ea...
 Employment Options: Private residence
 Job Responsibilities: Maintain a safe and
nurturing home enviornment, plan and
i...
 Attend training sessions and
obtain license (State of Indiana,
2012)
 Enroll in Paths to Quality
 Enroll in CDA or Ass...
 Employment Options: Child care licensing, Child
and Adult Care Food Program, County/state
department of social services ...
 Become familiar with the Indiana
licensing requirements
 Enroll in coursework in social
services and child development
...
 Employment Options: public or private
preschool, Head Start, child care center, or
unlicensed registered ministry
 Job ...
 Enroll in an Early Childhood
Bachelor’s degree program
 Develop mission statement,
center philosopy, and policies
 Com...
 Employment Options: Universities, government
agencies, nonprofit and for profit research
organizations
 Job Responsibil...
 Enroll in a Ph.D. program
studying child development
 Network with NAEYC and
become familiar with its
reserach publicat...
The field of Early Childhood Education is a broad field in which
professionals have many opportunities for exciting career...
Field Description:
Daycare teachers work primarily with children who are
too young to start preschool, from infants to 5-y...
Field Description:
Child care center administrators/directors have the
challenging job of ensuring that center-based progr...
Field Description:
Assists in the classroom under the direction of the
teacher, head of group or assistant to head of
grou...
Field Description:
A person who is employed by an individual family
to care for their children in the family's home.
Requi...
 Work a few years at a licensed day care
center, after receiving my bachelors
degree.
 Becoming a lead teacher at a nice...
Goodwin College. (2012,Winter). Early childhood education.
Retrieved February 11, 2012, from Goodwin College website:
http...
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  1. 1. TOPIC: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 03 MARCH 2014
  2. 2. THE FIELD OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION FIELD
  3. 3. TRAINING AND DEGREES No formal education Associate’s degree Bachelor’s degree Master’s Degree Doctorate degrees
  4. 4. CAREER LOCATIONS Many Options Daycare Preschool Public school In-home
  5. 5. MY SHORT TERM GOALS To Graduate To get a job Have a successful career
  6. 6. MY LONG TERM GOALS Ball State Bachelor’s Master’s Work
  7. 7.  Employment Options: public or private preschool, Head Start, child care center, or unlicensed registered ministry  Job Responsibilities: educate and care for children, communicate with families, be committed to furthering own education
  8. 8.  Attend 12+ hours of yearly training  Attend 20+ hours of yearly training  Complete Associate’s/Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood  Begin training in second language
  9. 9.  Employment Options: Private residence  Job Responsibilities: Maintain a safe and nurturing home enviornment, plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities, oversee the financial management of in home program (Council on Children and Families, 2012)  Have the heart and desire to take care of leaners
  10. 10.  Attend training sessions and obtain license (State of Indiana, 2012)  Enroll in Paths to Quality  Enroll in CDA or Associate’s program  Complete Paths to Quality  Enroll in Early Childhood Bachelor’s program Short Term Long Term
  11. 11.  Employment Options: Child care licensing, Child and Adult Care Food Program, County/state department of social services or education  Job Responsibilities: Knowledge of state licensing requirements, technical training and assistance in compliance, investigation in noncompliance cases (Child Care Service Association, 2011)
  12. 12.  Become familiar with the Indiana licensing requirements  Enroll in coursework in social services and child development  Complete graduate degree in social work  Develop exemplary communication and intrapersonal skills (Child Care Service Association, 2011) Short Term Long Term
  13. 13.  Employment Options: public or private preschool, Head Start, child care center, or unlicensed registered ministry  Job Responsibilities: Developing/selecting curriculum, communicate effectively with staff and patrons, market center, oversee spending and budget (Council on Children and Families, 2012)
  14. 14.  Enroll in an Early Childhood Bachelor’s degree program  Develop mission statement, center philosopy, and policies  Complete Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood with course work in Early Childhood Administration (Child Care Service Association, 2011) Short Term Long Term
  15. 15.  Employment Options: Universities, government agencies, nonprofit and for profit research organizations  Job Responsibilities: Evaluate and assess children and programs, analyze data, conduct studies (Council on Children and Families, 2012)
  16. 16.  Enroll in a Ph.D. program studying child development  Network with NAEYC and become familiar with its reserach publications  Complete Ph.D. program in child development  Publish one research study Short Term Long Term
  17. 17. The field of Early Childhood Education is a broad field in which professionals have many opportunities for exciting careers.The following list are just a few of the career’s that are available.  Childcare administrator  Assistant child advocate  Childcare head teacher  Childcare teacher  Teacher assistant  Curriculum coordinator for childcare settings  Social worker  Head start teacher  Family childcare provider (Goodwin College,2012)
  18. 18. Field Description: Daycare teachers work primarily with children who are too young to start preschool, from infants to 5-year- olds. They nurture the young, impressionable minds of the future, stimulating their physical, emotional, intellectual and social growth. Education Requirement: Daycare teachers almost always need to have a high school diploma and, in most cases, a combination of college education and experience is desirable. (Early childhood eduation,2012)
  19. 19. Field Description: Child care center administrators/directors have the challenging job of ensuring that center-based programs offer developmentally appropriate experiences for the children, are supportive of the needs of families, and operate with sound administrative and fiscal management. Education Requirements: Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development with coursework in child care administration, or a graduate degree in Child Care Administration (Early childhood eduation,2012)
  20. 20. Field Description: Assists in the classroom under the direction of the teacher, head of group or assistant to head of group. May be assigned as a one-on-one aide to a child with special needs. Education Requirements: High school diploma or substantial experience working with children under the age of 13. Some individuals take early childhood courses in high school as preparation for employment as an aide. (Early childhood eduation,2012)
  21. 21. Field Description: A person who is employed by an individual family to care for their children in the family's home. Requirements: Licensing depends on the state one is living in at the time.The in-home provider may be required by the employer to have education or training in child development, or early childhood education. (Early childhood eduation,2012)
  22. 22.  Work a few years at a licensed day care center, after receiving my bachelors degree.  Becoming a lead teacher at a nice day care center or starting a home day care are my dream long term goals.  Being the best teacher I can be to help with the develop of young children.
  23. 23. Goodwin College. (2012,Winter). Early childhood education. Retrieved February 11, 2012, from Goodwin College website: http://www.goodwin.edu/majors/associates/early_childhood_ education/career_possibilities.asp  Early child hood.org. (2012). Retrieved February 9, 2012, from http://www.earlychildhood.org/cdrg/exp_positions_Early Childhood Education Salary Range [Article]. (n.d.). Retrieved from ehow website: http://www.ehow.com/ about_5390800_early-childhood-education-salary- range.html p11.cfm

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