Athena Career Academy News

Job Outlook for Teachers in Ohio Remains Bright

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 30, 2020

With everything going on in the world, it’s no wonder that some prospective students may have some trepidation about the future and whether or not it’s a wise idea to pursue a degree in early childhood education (ECE) to become a teacher. Fortunately, there is a renewed focus on the importance and benefits of a strong education, even in the early years, so the early childhood education field continues to grow at a relatively stable rate for the first time in decades.

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Topics: Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten Teacher, ECE, preschool teacher, Childcare Director

You've Finished an ECE Program, Now What?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 9, 2020

If you’ve recently completed your ECE program, or are so close to finishing, you can practically smell the aroma of fresh play-dough and chalk dust in the air. However, you’re probably wondering what comes next?

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Topics: Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten Teacher, ECE, Flexible Class Schedule, Childcare Director, Accredited, Childcare Teacher

A Degree in Early Childhood Education Offers Diverse Job Opportunities

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jul 22, 2020

A degree in early childhood education, also referred to as an ECE degree, prepares students with the necessary skills and training to help cultivate the healthy growth and development in children, as well as gain useful business knowledge and advocacy fundamentals. Obtaining a degree in early childhood education provides dozens of highly sought after and rewarding career opportunities, ranging from education to social work.

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Topics: Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten Teacher, ECE, preschool teacher, Childcare Director

How to Become a Childcare Director

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Mar 24, 2020

Caring for small children is a big job and working as a childcare director is certainly no exception. Not only does a childcare director work with young children, but they also have to manage and lead a team of people while the majority of the responsibilities sit squarely on their shoulders. It may not be the easiest job, but it can make for a highly rewarding and satisfying career for many..

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Topics: Early Childhood Education, ECE, Flexible Class Schedule, preschool teacher, Childcare Director, Childcare Teacher

What is a Childcare Director’s Job Description?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Mar 19, 2020

Childcare Directors play an important role, as they are responsible for providing a safe, nurturing, and educationally rich environment for children to grow, learn, and thrive in.is the case for most people who find themselves in the director role, a successful and effective Childcare Director is one who is confident, highly organized, and can remain calm and collected under pressure, as running an entire childcare center facility is a big job with a lot of responsibilities.

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Topics: Early Childhood Education, ECE, Flexible Class Schedule, Childcare Director, Childcare Teacher

What are the Licensing Requirements of Running In-Home Childcare in Ohio?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Mar 6, 2020

You love working with kids and are bursting with excitement to open your heart and your door as an in-home childcare provider. While getting started may sound as simple as washing off a few toys and placing a couple of advertisements, there is actually a lot of careful planning and preparation that needs to take place before you officially open for business. 

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Topics: Early Childhood Education, ECE, preschool teacher, Childcare Director, Childcare Teacher

What Are the Requirements for Opening a Childcare Center?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Feb 18, 2020

If you have a passion for caring for children, watching them grow and learn, then deciding to open a childcare center could be the right decision for you. However, before you place an open for business sign in the window, there are some things you’ll need to check off of your to-do list first.

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Topics: Early Childhood Education, Childcare Director, Accredited

How Long Does It Take to Get a Teaching Certificate?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jan 20, 2020

For those who have a love and a passion for working with children, a certificate in Early Childhood Education might be the next logical step in your career. In addition to furthering your education, a teaching certificate can open new doors, possibly leading to a raise, and putting you one step closer to earning your degree. If you’re considering an Early Childhood Teaching Certificate, you probably have some questions, such as, “What types of classes will I be taking?” and, “How long does it take to get a teaching certificate?”

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Topics: Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten Teacher, ECE, Flexible Class Schedule, preschool teacher, Childcare Director

Can Someone Work as a Teacher Without a Degree?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Dec 10, 2019

If you are looking for a career in teaching young school children, you will need special credentials from an accredited institution. Our campus supports building careers for early childhood educators with professional networking for students. As a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC), Athena is a solid bridge to a teaching career.

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Topics: Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten Teacher, ECE, Flexible Class Schedule, preschool teacher, Childcare Director

How Technology is Impacting Early Childhood Education

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Dec 3, 2019

Did you know that at least 90% of early childhood education teachers use technology in the classroom? With the world at our fingertips, it’s no wonder teachers are taking advantage of the benefits.

Technology isn’t just reserved for educational purposes. It has also impacted the daily operations of daycare centers and schools alike. From inventory of supplies and staffing to classroom activities and everything in between, technology is reaching into every facet of our lives and there’s no reason not to embrace it.

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Topics: Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten Teacher, ECE, preschool teacher, Childcare Director