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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

Teaching Preschool Might be the Perfect Career for You

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Oct 20, 2020

If you love being around children, whether it’s your own or other people’s children, and have considered becoming a preschool teacher, you’re not alone! Careers in early childhood education are a popular choice because of the stability and variety they offer. 

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

Job Outlook for Teachers in Ohio Remains Bright

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 30, 2020

With everything going on in the world, it’s no wonder that some prospective students may have some trepidation about the future and whether or not it’s a wise idea to pursue a degree in early childhood education (ECE) to become a teacher. Fortunately, there is a renewed focus on the importance and benefits of a strong education, even in the early years, so the early childhood education field continues to grow at a relatively stable rate for the first time in decades.

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

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

Fulfilling Requirements for a Teacher Certification in Your State

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 3, 2020

If you’re considering a career in Early Childhood Education (ECE), such as becoming a teacher, you likely have some questions about teaching certifications and what’s required of you before you’re able to start teaching in your state.

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

Is a Career in Teaching the Right Fit for You?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jul 24, 2020

A career in teaching is both challenging and rewarding. Teachers make positive impacts on the daily lives of children, making it both an important and fulfilling career.

Teachers have a lot of responsibilities on their plate. In addition to teaching academic skills, teachers must also teach students how to socialize with others and how to behave appropriately and work hard to achieve their goals.

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

A Degree in Early Childhood Education Offers Diverse Job Opportunities

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jul 22, 2020

A degree in early childhood education, also referred to as an ECE degree, prepares students with the necessary skills and training to help cultivate the healthy growth and development in children, as well as gain useful business knowledge and advocacy fundamentals. Obtaining a degree in early childhood education provides dozens of highly sought after and rewarding career opportunities, ranging from education to social work.

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