Early Childhood Education

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Advocacy
  • Camp Director
  • Case Manager
  • Child Care Center Administrator
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Community Education
  • Counseling Psychologist*
  • Curriculum Development
  • Daycare Provider
  • Elementary School Administrator*
  • Grant Writer
  • K-3 Teacher
  • Librarian*
  • Marriage and Family Therapists*
  • Parent Education
  • Preschool Administrator
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Professor*
  • Program Development
  • Recreation Leader
  • School Counselor*
  • Social Services Administrator
  • Special Education

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Child Care Centers
  • Community Centers
  • Extended School Programs
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Preschools & Montessori Schools
  • Private & Public Schools
  • Religious Institutions
  • State & Local Government
  • Youth & Family Services Agencies

Minnesota Employers

  • Head Start
  • Kids Haven Childcare
  • Kinder Care
  • Lake Harriet Christian Child Care
  • MN Public & Private Schools
  • MN Reading Corps
  • Reach Up
  • Next Steps Learning Center
  • New Horizon Academy
  • Teach for America
  • Wright County Community Action
  • YWCA of Minneapolis

Salary and Outlook

Starting Salary Range:
$26,000-41,000

*Subject to vary by career, company, location, and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Communication skills
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Detail oriented
  • Ethical
  • Good judgment
  • High energy
  • Instructional skills
  • Manages stress
  • Multicultural competence
  • Patience
  • Presentation skills
  • Problem prevention
  • Responsibility