The reality of today's economic landscape has dictated to most families that their children will spend at least a few hours every day in some kind of childcare program. At the same time, there's never been more of an emphasis on getting young children the head start they need to get ready for school.
Helping Children Learn and GrowPreschool teachers have never been more in demand, and at the same time, training to become one has become highly specialized. While parents have a number of factors that will ultimately influence where they take their children for childcare, all parents are looking for a safe, nurturing environment where their children will be safe.
If you are looking to make a career change, or get ready for the next step in your current career, Early Childhood Education (ECE) programs can give you the skills you need to become a successful preschool teacher. ECE training programs, not only get you ready to work in a preschool setting, but also prepare you to own and operate your own center.
Hanging out with young children while they learn and play may seem like a simple enough job, but there's so much more that goes into it.
Preschool Recognized as Critical Developmental AgeOf course, the baseline factors that parents are looking for in a preschool are to ultimately keep their children safe. Beyond that, however, studies have shown that kids that are a part of a dynamic learning environment at a young age become more successful students once they get to school. For some parents, then, a good preschool is not just a nurturing environment, but also a dynamic learning one.
By getting your education in ECE, you'll know what that environment looks like, and be able to create it within your classroom or center. While most states require child care centers to satisfy some kind of licensing requirements, those are set up more as a baseline. With a degree in ECE, you'll know how to build a program that exceeds those baseline requirements.
ECE programs provide you with training across the board, with classes like:
- Foundations of Education
- Early Childhood Literacy
- Diversity and Multicultural Understanding
- Introduction to Sociology
- Introduction to Accounting
- Introduction to Technology
Our Early Childhood Educationprogram at the Athena Career Academy in Toledo, OH, can prepare you for any position in an ECE setting. If you are ready to take your next step in early childhood education, contact us today to see if our program would be a good fit for you.