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What do Daycare Teachers Do?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Feb 25, 2020

A daycare teacher might work with small students, but they have a big job to do. While some people may think a daycare teacher simply watches children play all day long, in reality, their job involves so much more. A daycare teacher is also responsible for the health, safety, development, nutrition, and education of their students.

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

Are You a Good Fit for a Career in Education?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Feb 11, 2020

 

When you choose a career in early childhood education, you’ll play an important role in a child’s life. You’ll be a caring and responsible role model who provides warmth, attention, and enthusiasm for all the growth you’ll help foster.

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

Early Childhood Educators Help Build Children’s Social Skills

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Feb 3, 2020

Early childhood education classrooms are busy places where educators are building many different skills in the developmentally crucial years. An important part of this early childhood curriculum is social and emotional skills. Early childhood educators, alongside parents, are key in developing these skills during these early years. Early childhood is when this foundation is established. Children show a natural interest in the world around them and connecting with others, and early childhood educators can capitalize on these interests.

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

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

How to Be a Memorable Teacher

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jan 13, 2020

Most of us have a favorite teacher from our past, or one that we remember fondly, as someone who inspired us or challenged us to keep striving to do our best. While most early childhood educators are highly trained and skilled professionals who are truly great at what they do, there are certain qualities that make some stand out as one of those teachers that students and their families won’t easily forget.

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

Current Trends in Early Childhood Education

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Dec 16, 2019

Most parents view early childhood education as the perfect way to lay a child's educational foundation as they grow up. As a child, you are eager to learn and welcome new experiences, which makes early childhood education an essential part of life.

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

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