Career Options After an Early Education Program
An early education program makes a great stepping stone to a full-fledged career in education. Your career trajectory depends on what your end objective is and based on that, there are many options.
Some people take up an early education program to help in educating and rearing their own children. But most people get an early education certificate to take up part time jobs in child care and education. For those who are looking for a long-term career in education, an early education program can be a step in the right direction.
Let us take a look at the different career options that an early education program offers:
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Home Care Provider: The opportunities in this field include becoming nannies, home child care providers and governesses. Many people start their career in the education field as child care providers to gain experience.
: Preschool teachers can kick start their careers with an ECE certificate
. Armed with one, they can find positions in different child care settings like child care centers, public and private schools and industry care centers.
Elementary School Teacher: They are similar to preschool teachers, but teach children in the K-5 (kindergarten to 5th grade) age range. These teachers need to be able to design a slightly advanced curriculum.
Childcare Center Director: This job profile requires more responsibility and time. Directors are responsible for all the departments and the events and activities that an educational organization has to do every day, over the year.
Family Support Specialist: They are social workers who have worked in the field of child development and are qualified to offer assistance and support to children and parents who are facing a crisis in life like health issues, divorce, death, etc. These are some of the more popular career paths that people with an ECE certificate can pursue. Over the next few articles, we will be doing an overview of each of these career options to help you choose the right career path for you.