Athena Career Academy News

What Are the Requirements for Opening a Daycare 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 daycare 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

What Can You Do with an Early Childhood Education Degree?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Nov 25, 2019

For those who enjoy working with children and are eager to inspire and play a major role in shaping the lives of others, obtaining a degree in early childhood education (ECE) is a wise decision. While there may have been a strong stigma in the past that those who pursue careers in early childhood education are only qualified to work in a daycare type of setting. Actually, the early childhood education career options have evolved over the years. It may surprise some to learn that there are various career opportunities one can explore, ranging from education to social work.

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

Characteristics of a Successful Childcare Director

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Nov 8, 2019

For those who wish to work in early childhood education, a strong passion and desire to work with children is a given. But when seeking career opportunities as a childcare director, simply being good with kids doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll excel as a childcare director.

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Topics: Kindergarten Teacher, ECE, preschool teacher, Childcare Director

How Long Does it Take to Get a Degree in Early Childhood Education?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Oct 24, 2019

If you have a love and a passion for working with children, and dream of finding a career where you can make a difference by shaping little minds, then obtaining a degree in early childhood education (ECE) is an excellent career choice. There are many exciting job opportunities for an ECE graduate, that goes beyond simply being able to work at a daycare.

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

Where Can Early Childhood Educators Work?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Oct 10, 2019

Early childhood educators are an important part of our society. They are responsible for helping to cultivate the healthy educational foundation for our children and, as a direct result, to shape their lives as well as the communities in which they are growing up in. As such, becoming an early childhood educator can be an incredibly fulfilling job.

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