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Careers in Early Childhood

Graduates of our Early Childhood Program have a variety of career choices

Some of these careers include (but are not limited to):

  • Infant, toddler, preschool or primary teachers or administrators in public or private school programs, including child care and public school primary level teaching
  • Head Start teachers and directors
  • Licensing/Certification representatives with the Department of Child and Family Services; parent educators
  • Child development specialists; family life specialists in social service agencies
  • Specialists in parent education and family literacy
  • Parent liaison and family advocate

Other options include careers in:

  • Recreation Centers
  • Adult Education Programs
  • Social Service Agencies