The positions Aide Assistant to Head of Groupavailable may vary Certified Teacher Certified Special Education Teacherwith the level of Director/Administrator Family Child Care Provider, Alternatedegree you have Provider, Group Family Child Care Assistantand the amount of Government Officialfield experience Head of Group/Lead Teacher Home Visitor, Family Workeryou have built up. In-Home Provider – Nanny, Governess, Au PairMany positions Parent Educator Principal, Superintendent, Administratinclude, but are not orlimited to: Researcher College Professor School Social Worker Substitute Teacher Teaching Assistant Home centers (Earlychildhood, 2012)
Description: All teachers in public schools, universal and experimental prekindergarten programs must be certified. In some cases a waiver is provided for those seeking certification. Others who are responsible for a group of children in child care and education settings are defined as Head of Group in center- based child-care, school-age child care, or group family child care. Required Qualifications: include a bachelor’s degree, or a master’s degree, which leads to initial certification. The term teacher is freely used to refer to the adult who is responsible for instructing a group of children.(Earlychildhood, 2012)
Description: Recognizing the family as the childs first teacher, the home visitor works in the homes of participating families, building positive relationships with them to support their parenting roles. Required Qualifications: The qualifications for family worker/home visitor vary widely depending on the sponsoring agency and the purpose of the program. While some may require only a high school diploma with training such as Head Start family workers, others may require a masters degree such as child early intervention services. (Earlychildhood, 2012)
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. Required Qualifications: High School Diploma or its equivalent or substantial experience working with children under 13 years of age. Different establishments may have slightly different descriptions but most are along the same lines.(Earlychildhood, 2012)
Description: Special education teachers design and modify instruction to meet a students individual needs. Teachers also work with children who have other special instructional needs including, for example, gifted and talented. Required Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree, or a master’s degree, which leads to initial certification. (Earlychildhood, 2012)
Description: To oversee all aspects or the program including overseeing staff, curriculum and facilities. The director is responsible for compliance with state and local regulations and program policies. Required Qualifications: Qualifications for Directors vary with individual settings and the federal, state, and local regulations. These include: › Public Schools - Teacher certification and experience › Private Schools - Teacher certification and experience › Head Start - Education requirement is locally determined and experience › Child Care and Education programs (Earlychildhood, 2012)
Description: Licensed In-Home Childcare is run by a caretaker who is licensed by the state that they do business in, and regulated by their childcare laws and regulations. This type of environment should provide a fun, stimulating environment for children in addition to caring for their needs and ensuring their safety. Required qualifications: Qualifications vary by state. Unlike the majority of preschools and centers, most home daycare providers do not need college training in early childhood development to get a license. In some states they must only mail in a self- certification form or register as an official place of business before they can get a license and open their doors.(Baby center, 2012)
My short term goals are to finish at Ivy Tech. Then transfer to Ball State University for my bachelors in early childhood education.
After getting my bachelors I hope to get a head teaching job close to home. After I have put some time in teaching, I have thought about opening a day care. The community I live in is desperate for child care services.
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