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Your Online Reputation Could Be Hurting Your Early Childhood Education Job Search

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Aug 15, 2019

In today’s high tech, Internet savvy world, your online presence is much more important than you may realize, especially for those seeking employment in the early childhood education (ECE) field. Along with each application and resume you submit, it’s highly likely that a potential ECE employer will type in your name for a Google search at some point in the hiring process to see what pops up.

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Topics: Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten Teacher

Teacher Confession: Why I Love Teaching Kindergarten

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Aug 7, 2019

Deciding to become a kindergarten teacher isn’t for everyone. It takes a very special kind of person to embark on a career in early childhood education. Ideally, those who choose this career have a passion for teaching, loads of patience, compassion, and a sense of humor. 

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

How to Write a Great Resume: Early Childhood Education

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jul 22, 2019

While all resumes follow a typical format, every industry also has their subtle nuances that make for resumes that stand out above the rest. Early childhood Education is no different. To craft an ECE resume that is certain to get you an interview, follow these tips to polish your resume to a shine.

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Topics: Early Childhood Education, resume

Job Search: How to Find a Thriving ECE Job After Graduation

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jul 16, 2019

As a new graduate of an early childhood education program (ECE), it may be tempting to accept the first job offer that comes your way, but before you sign on the dotted line on your new employee paperwork, there are some quality standards you’ll want to investigate first. This will ensure that you’re working in a positive and supportive environment, allowing you to fully perform your job duties to the best of your abilities, as well as grow and thrive as the professional ECE that you are destined to become.

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Topics: Early Childhood Education

Is an ECE Program Too Hard?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jun 19, 2019

Obtaining a degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) is an appealing option for many people because of the wide multitude of career opportunities that exists for one who possesses an ECE degree.

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Topics: Early Childhood Education

What is an ECE Teacher?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jun 6, 2019

For those who love working with children, obtaining an Early Childhood Education degree and becoming an ECE teacher, or one who educates children in the pre-school age range, sounds like the obvious career path to take.

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Topics: Early Childhood Education

Am I Too Old to Become a Teacher?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on May 22, 2019

If you're reading this you're probably someone considering starting a teaching career late in life. Maybe you didn't know that teaching was your calling until just now or maybe you just want a change. No matter how good your reasons are, there's always that creeping sensation of doubt. It can happen with any major career change, but it can be especially bad when you're considering a teaching career. Teachers always start young, right? Aren't you too old to begin now? The short answer is: no, it's never too late to become a teacher. But you probably want a little more reassurance than that. Here are a few reasons why it's totally okay to start your teaching career late in life.

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Topics: Early Childhood Education

Finding a Balance Between Play and Academics in Early Childhood Education

Posted by Athena Career Academy on May 6, 2019

The early childhood educator is faced with a unique challenge. How do they encourage ample amounts of free play, while still fitting in all of those necessary academic lessons to their bright young students?

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Topics: Early Childhood Education

The Importance of Early Childhood Education

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Apr 18, 2019

For some parents the importance of early childhood education (ECE), or educational programs for children aged five and below, are widely misunderstood. They may be thinking, "What’s the big deal? Is it not just crayons and paste? My child can do that stuff at home". But early childhood education has evolved over the years. It offers so much more than what might have been previously thought of in the past as just another form of glorified daycare.

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Topics: Early Childhood Education

What does the curriculum look like in an Early Childhood Education program

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Apr 3, 2019

There aren't many teachers out there who will tell you that their job isn't fulfilling. If you're looking for a career path that is personally fulfilling, teaching will certainly provide that, especially when you consider the impact you can have on the development of the children you work with. There are lots of different types of career paths you can choose, but if you're particularly interested in how you can help a child develop, then you might want to consider pursuing a career in early childhood education.

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Topics: Early Childhood Education