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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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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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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

The Pros and Cons of Being a Teacher

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Mar 18, 2019

Many young people dream of growing up to be just like their favorite teacher. Why not? Teaching is one of the most important professions in the world. Women and men who choose to tackle a classroom full of four, five, and six year olds are shaping the future. Sure, it’s rewarding and you get loads of respect. But, often you must take the good with the bad. Here is a look at some of the pros and cons of being a teacher.

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Topics: Early Childhood Education

Is Teaching Right For You?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Mar 6, 2019

Becoming a teacher takes more than a love for children, being able to write neatly on a white board, and wanting a career with summers off. It takes hard work, a love for learning, great time management skills, a lot of energy, and much more.

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Topics: Early Childhood Education

Advantages of Choosing an Accredited Early Childhood Education Program

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Feb 18, 2019

There is a lot of career satisfaction in early childhood education. You get to see students learn and grow, and experience the wonders of the world through a child's eyes. Before taking the helm of a classroom, you need to hit the books yourself.

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ECE Teachers Can Grow In Their Career

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Feb 4, 2019

A degree in early childhood education (ECE) can be a powerful tool in the current job market. According to The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 116,000 new jobs are expected to open up over the coming decade for kindergarten and early elementary teachers.

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Is An Online Early Childhood Education Program Right For Me?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jan 29, 2019

Online learning is alluring because it offers those of us with busy schedules a way to get more education without leaving the comfort of our homes. Is it really all its cracked up to be? Is it really just as good as taking classes on campus? Here's how online learning compares to face-to-face learning.

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Topics: Early Childhood Education

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

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jan 15, 2019

You may not have the time to pursue a 4-year degree, but that doesn't mean you can't pursue higher education at all. There are a number of programs out there that can be completed in less time than a 4-year degree that still offers you entry into a rewarding, exciting career.

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Topics: Early Childhood Education