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Early Childhood Education Career Information

 

Sample Job Titles: 

  • Preschool Teachers
  • Nannies
  • Infant Toddler Teachers

 

Technical and Higher Education Majors: 

  • Early Childhood Education Tracks
  • Child Development Related Fields
  • Administrators:  Preschool and Children's Centers

 

Certifications and Career Advancement:  Massachusetts requires child care centers, including those in private homes, to be licensed. In order to obtain their license, child care centers require Early Childhood Educators to pass a background check and get immunizations. Early Childhood Educators need to be trained in first aid and CPR, and continue their professional development on topics of health and safety.   As Early Childhood Educators  gain experience, some may advance to supervisory or administrative positions in large child care centers or preschools. Often, these positions require additional training, such as a bachelors or masters degree.  Preschool teachers may advance from teacher of one classroom to a lead teacher, who is responsible for the instruction of several classes.   Career opportunity exists for lead teachers to move up to being the director of the center. Early Childhood Educators with a Masters degree, and appropriate licensure, are qualified to teach kindergarten through grade 2. Teaching at these higher grades often results in higher pay.

 

CONNECTIONS TO WORK AND HIGHER EDUCATION

 

Industry Affiliations:  SKILLS USA

Industry Certifications available in High School: 

  • Childcare Education Institute Online Safety Program Certification
  • American Heart Association CPR, AED, First Aid
  • MA Department Early Education and Care: Infant and Toddler Teacher Cerification
  • MA Department Early Education and Care: PreSchool Teacher Cerification
College Credits toward post-secondary certifications/degrees can be earned through Articulation Agreements with:
College  Course
MA State EC Articulation Agreement One or more EC courses at a MA community college
North Shore Community College ECE120  -  Intro to Child Development   3 credits
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