Athena Career Academy News

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

What Does an Early Childhood Educator Teach?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Dec 6, 2019

From birth to the age of eight is a critical time in a child's life. They are at their most vulnerable, while at the same time hungry for knowledge about the world around them and how it works. Choosing to work with children at this stage in their life is the job of an Early Childhood Education (ECE) professional, and it can be some of the most rewarding work a person can do.

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

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

7 Alternative Jobs for Teachers

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Nov 27, 2019

It may seem like common sense to assume that if you obtain a degree in early childhood education, you’ll automatically seek employment as a teacher. While being a teacher is a wonderful and noble profession, not everyone is destined to stand at the front of a classroom. For those interested in an early education degree, but who aren’t sure teaching is for them, there are plenty of exciting and rewarding career alternatives out there.

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

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

What Makes a Great Teacher?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Nov 22, 2019

Every teacher hopes to be a great one but what, exactly, makes a great teacher in the first place? What are the specific skills, talents, and qualities that one should possess? Teaching is hard work, and not everyone is cut out for it. Unfortunately, some teachers never seem to progress past just being an okay teacher, but then there are those who have the passion, desire, and drive to create a challenging, enthusiastic, and nurturing environment for their students.

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

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

How to be a Good Preschool Teacher

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 23, 2019

Working with children isn’t for everyone, as some people simply aren’t equipped to deal with the challenges and frustrations that may arise from working with young, unpredictable pupils. For those chosen few who truly love what they do and excel at their job, it seems to be more of a passion that drives them toward excellence in front of the classroom.

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Topics: Early Childhood Education, ECE, preschool teacher

Early Childhood Education is Important

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 12, 2019

When it comes to raising children, of course, every parent wants what they think is best for their child. Not all parents share the same opinions as far as what they feel is best for their family. One area where there's not a lot of room for debate, however, is early childhood education.

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