A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:
Early Childhood Teacher in Preschool or Group Childcare Centers/Head Start Teacher: plans and implements daily activities with concern for health, safety, and welfare for a designated group of children; supervises the assistant childcare teacher; administers instructional program to young children that promotes their physical, social, psychological, and intellectual development; and provides a flexible balance of active and quiet activities, individual and group activities, indoor and outdoor activities, free choice, guided activities and conduct developmental assessments.
Family Childcare Provider/Teacher/Owner: same functions as above only in a home setting.
Early Childhood Program Director, Day Camp Director, Child Care Center Administrator, Child Care Center Manager: The above positions may require responsibilities of one or more of the following items: responsible to the Board of Directors for day-to-day operations of entire school, including programming, facility, fiscal responsibilities, working knowledge of professional organizations for higher standards, providing customer service, and all human resource functions such as: hiring/firing, supervision, training, and evaluation of staff according to state requirements.
The following certificates/technical diplomas may be applied toward this program:
• 613073, Early Childhood: Licensing Basic Ages 0-2 Pathway Certificate
• 613072, Early Childhood: Licensing Basic Ages 3-5 Pathway Certificate
• 9030711, Early Childhood: Preschool Certificate
• 903073, Early Childhood: Infant Toddler Certificate