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early childhood education

 

The Early Childhood Education Pre-Kindergarten prepares individuals to care for and educate young children in settings such as public schools, preschools, pre-kindergarten, child care centers, and Head Start programs. The early childhood teacher plans and implements activities, involving art, science, literature, music language arts, dramatic play, social studies, and motor skills. Early childhood teachers work closely with families, assisting parents in understanding stages of development and meeting each child’s individual needs.

The person who selects a career with young children should be patient creative, alert, flexible, decisive, healthy, responsible, empathic and people-oriented. Coursework includes understanding the growth and development of children, planning the Early Childhood curriculum, guidance and discipline, nutrition, understanding and working with families, working with diverse learners, and administering child care programs.

Through the Child Development Center on the NC State campus, students have access to a hands-on lab that is National Association for the Education of Young Children accredited.

The Prekindergarten Option includes Directed Practicum (Student Teaching and Student Teaching Seminar). This leads to a Prekindergarten Associate Teaching license issued by the Ohio Department of Education.

What You Could Earn

Graduates in this area earn an average starting salary ranging from $22,000 to $28,000.

Job Demand

The demand is growing for teachers and teacher assistants in early child education.

 

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  Potential Job Titles

  • Child Care Centers
  • Head Start Programs
  • Pre-Schools
  • Public Schools

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