Early childhood and child-care workers are employed in private and public centers, school systems, community and state agencies, as well as religious institutions.
PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS• Admission Test Scores: R-61 or higher
Early childhood and child-care workers nurture and teach preschool children in centers designed for childcare. These workers play an important role in a child’s development by caring for the child when the primary caregivers are at work or away for other reasons. They instruct children in activities designed to promote social, physical, emotional, and intellectual growth. This is accomplished by planning for individual and group activities that include small group lessons, one-on-one instruction, and learning-based play.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children requires graduates to:• Use knowledge of child development and learning in context to create a caring community of learners.• Observe, document, and assess children’s development and learning.