Early Childhood Education

Program Overview

Early childhood education is a large field encompassing a variety of careers working with families and children from birth to eight years of age. Child care workers typically work in child care centers, as nannies, and as family childcare providers. Preschool teachers, early educators, and early childhood program administrators typically work in educational settings and Head Start programs, with the goal of providing quality early education to build a solid foundation.

General Program Information

Early childhood education programs are suggested for those interested in studying and working with young children. Courses are scheduled to accommodate those who are already working in the field.

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  • day care centers (private, church-sponsored, and employer-sponsored)
  • families
  • nursery schools

Job Titles

  • early childhood assistant
  • nanny
  • childcare worker
  • childcare supervisor
  • teacher's aide
  • caregiver
  • childcare specialist
  • family support assistant