Early Childhood Development & Services
People with careers in early childhood development and services nurture and teach children. They provide services in childcare centers, nursery schools, preschools, private households, family childcare homes, and before-and-after school programs.
Courses in early childhood development & services will help prepare students who may be interested in careers such as:
Each state has its own licensing requirements that regulate caregiver training, ranging from a high school diploma to community college courses, to career technical programs, to a college degree in child development or early childhood education.
Community colleges, technical institutes and career technical schools offer one-, two- and three-year programs in childcare and parenting as well as child development.
Four-year colleges and universities offer degree programs in child development and early childhood education.
Some employers prefer to hire childcare workers who have received credentials from a nationally recognized childcare organization.
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