Career development focuses on your overall career path rather than on just your current job. It’s about your vision, goals, and motivations for your future.
Many different career choices are available to support the field of early childhood education and development. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of preschool teachers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2014 to 2024, due to a continued focus on the importance of early childhood education. There are many opportunities for you to grow a successful, rewarding career in the field of early childhood. This requires planning and preparation—and the Registry is here to help you.
Career development starts with exploring potential career goals. With the required training and education, you can work in a variety of Early Childhood settings including Head Start and childcare programs; public schools; religious organizations; government agencies; nonprofit organizations; medical and health-related services; and social service agencies. Use the career development resources below to grow your Early Childhood career.
The field of early childhood is growing! Explore the range of opportunities to make an impact on the lives of children and their families - both in and outside the classroom.
Get the Job
Whether you are unemployed, under employed, changing careers, entering or reentering the work force, the Registry offers basic tools to help you market yourself to an employer.
Education and Advancement
A well prepared highly qualified workforce is essential for the growth and development of young children. Make a commitment to lifelong learning!