Graduations are continuously coming and going, and with that brings the sometimes stressful job hunt. However, the search for your dream career in early childhood education doesn’t have to bog you down with stress.
Below are some early childhood education career options to consider after graduation, as well as a few ideas on how to gain valuable experience to prepare you for these rewarding early childhood education careers.
As a childcare center teacher or employee, you will typically be working with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. You’ll be helping these young children learn proper hygiene routines, organizing fun activities for them to participate in, and discover their interests to help them form their personalities.
As an early childhood home school educator, you have the ability to work from home and teach your own kids. There is a sense of freedom, but also extreme responsibility because you are teaching your own children and shaping their futures as an educator. Homeschooling can be a great option for busy families. It may also be a nice option for a mom who is returning to school to finish her education, but also still wants to be with her children.
Preschool teachers are educators for children ages 3-5 who are preparing to enter kindergarten. As a preschool teacher you will be part of teaching students the basics of reading, writing, science, and other subjects that will help educate these young minds.
To successfully find an open job position like the ones we just mentioned, you may have to join a few education associations or organizations. You should also consider volunteering your time at a school or possibly become a babysitter or nanny to remain relevant in the industry. Employers will typically look for individuals who aren’t just earning a degree, but also are very involved with extracurricular activities and volunteer opportunities that relate to the job.
The list above isn’t all of the early childhood education careers that you can choose from. Other early childhood education careers include, teaching ESL – English as a second language and special education. Do all of these rewarding early childhood education careers have you thinking about a future in early childhood education? Check out the Rasmussen College early childhood education degree page for more information on how you can build a foundation for children to learn from.