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Opportunities for Early Childhood Educators

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Oct 30, 2020

If you’re considering a degree in early childhood education (ECE) but are wondering what your career options are in addition to teaching, it may surprise you to learn that there is an impressive array of opportunities to explore. While earning a degree in early childhood education is commonly associated with pursuing a profession as a teacher, it’s definitely not the only option to choose from.

So, what can you do with an early childhood education degree?

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

Is 40 Too Old to Become a Teacher?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Oct 12, 2020

Nearly half of new teachers enter the profession later in life. If you’re reading this, then there’s a good chance you’re seriously considering becoming a teacher but are concerned that you’re too old to start a new career.

While it’s true that some teachers take the traditional route, which includes student teaching during college, followed by a full-time teaching job beginning in their early 20’s, this certainly isn’t the case for all teachers. In fact, it may surprise you to learn that only around 55 percent of incoming teachers in the US start out this way. Not only are you not too old, but you’re definitely not alone in making the wise decision to earn a degree in early childhood education now.

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

You can Become a Teacher While Working Full Time

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 28, 2020

The thought of going back to school to become an ECE while juggling work and family commitments might seem a bit overwhelming at first, but with some proper planning and organization, it’s perfectly achievable to earn a degree in early childhood education while still working a full-time job.

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

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

How the Teaching Profession Has Changed

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Aug 18, 2020

Technology isn’t the only thing that’s changed in the last decade or two. Teaching and early childhood education have changed as well. There is a lot more accountability and responsibility placed on teachers today. While teachers definitely have a full plate, many of them remain optimistic about what lies ahead in the next decade of teaching.

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Topics: Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten Teacher, ECE, Accredited, Childcare Teacher

Now is the Best Time to Become a Teacher

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Aug 12, 2020

If you’re looking for a career that really makes a difference in the lives of children, then you’ve likely considered the possibility of becoming a teacher. Deciding to become a teacher is a labor of love, as it’s not just a job, but rather a chance to leave a legacy as you provide unwavering support and guidance to the youngest group of students.

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

Is This Why You Aren't Considering a Career in Teaching?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Aug 10, 2020

One of the many perks of becoming a teacher is that summer vacations are pretty much a guarantee. This may also mean no paycheck during the summer months, which can cause some prospective students to pause or even reconsider a different career altogether. However, before you throw in the towel on the idea of teaching, keep in mind that there are numerous part-time or temporary job options for an early childhood educator to stay busy and earn some extra income during the summer break.

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

Why do Some People Dislike Being a Teacher?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jun 16, 2020

One thing that many teachers have in common is a passion for their jobs. But passion can often invoke both positive and negative feelings, sometimes even at the same time

If you’re thinking of becoming an early childhood educator, it’s helpful to know some of the common challenges you may face throughout your teaching career so you can be more prepared on how to handle them or even avoid them altogether.

What is being a teacher really like? Here is an honest look at what the job entails:

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

Is Teaching Preschool Right for You?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on May 19, 2020

Ask any teacher and they’ll probably tell you that teaching is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling careers, and they can’t imagine doing anything else, but that doesn’t mean that teaching comes without challenges. Teaching comes with a lot of responsibilities and it takes a special kind of person to be able to handle everything that’s thrown their way. Great teachers don’t mind the challenge because they truly love what they do and find joy in making a difference.

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

Why Choose a Degree in Early Childhood Education?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Apr 10, 2020

If you have a passion and a personal interest for helping young kids learn and grow, then choosing a degree in early childhood education might be the perfect fit for you. Careers in early childhood education (ECE) offer numerous positive rewards and benefits. It’s easy to see why so many people are gravitating towards earning their ECE degree and embracing this popular and exhilarating career field.

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