Early Childhood Education

Early childhood is where the foundations are set for education, making this age group so paramount in an individual’s learning development and long-term academic success.  There is a huge need for childcare workers and early childhood education teachers in the region, and many opportunities available to those interested in the field.

Fast Facts About Early Childhood Education

  • 445 Employed in Child Day Care Services
  • 59 Child Day Care Services Employers in our Region
  • $21,622 Average Annual Salary

Select any of the Early Childhood Education Pathways for more information about growing a career in in the industry. Learn about what each job entails, wages, growth, openings, required skills, and how to train for these jobs. Return to SectorReady Pathways >

Early Childhood Education Pathways

Childcare Worker jobs are often the entry points for a career in early childhood education. Select the link below to learn more.

Support occupations in early childhood education typically include Teacher Aides and Assistants.  Select the link below to learn more.

These teachers Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschools, day care centers, or other child development facilities. Select the link below to learn more.

These education administrators plan, direct, and coordinate the academic and nonacademic activities of preschool and childcare centers or programs. Select the link below to learn more.