Education requirements and salary vary greatly; however, here are
some examples of what you might expect.
• Teacher: Education requirements vary from CDA to bachelor’s degree and
the salary typically varies from $15,000 - $45,00.
• Director/Administrator: Education requirements vary from an associate’s
degree to a graduate’s degree and the salary varies from $25,340 - $71,440.
• Instructor/Trainer: Education requirements vary from an associate’s degree
to a graduate’s degree and the salary varies from $28,000 - $99,000.
• Regulator: Education requirements are a graduate’s degree and the salary
typically varies from $36,000 – $60.000.
• Researcher: Education requires a Ph.D. and the salary is around $75,000.
It is important to have short-term and long-term goals and
to know what you need to do to reach them.
• To graduate from Ivy Tech with an Associate of Science
Degree in Early Childhood Education
• To keep working to better my licensed family child care
home to make it the best environment for children as
• To achieve NAFCC Accreditation in my licensed family
home child care program
• To continue learning how to better serve children by
attending trainings, conferences, and possibly college
• To graduate from Ball State University with a Bachelor of
Science Degree in Early Childhood Education
• To run my licensed family childcare home at least until I
graduate from Ball State
• To find a job in the field of Early Childhood Education,
preferably in the classroom, in which I can use my
knowledge and skills that I have acquired through my
college courses and experience to make a positive
difference in the lives of young children
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