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1 Early Childhood Education Careers and Jobs Cynthia A. Jennings WBL Coordinator

2 Why the need for trained and skilled Caregivers, Providers and Educators? Facts according to Child Trends DataBank: In the United States in the 1950s, there were 47.3 million children under the age of 18 In 2004, there was 73.3 million children under the age of 18 In 2020, it is expected that the population of children under 18, will grow to 80.3 million

3 New York States Need for Quality Providers According to Investing in New York: Economic Analysis of Child Care and Education In New York State - 620,000 children spent most of their days with child care providers in 2004 In 22,000 businesses caring for children Employing 120,000 employees

4 Childcare Providers ultimately assist New York families! Helping more than 750,000 parents stay in the workforce. Providing care starting at 6 weeks of age and continuing into grade school.

5 Care for Early Childhood Children Begins here: At Home Care or Child Care in all types of establishments: Provides services for children ages 6 weeks to 5½ years Ends here: School-aged children entering Elementary school: Provides care in Universal Pre-Ks Provides care in Elementary school settings up to Kindergarten

6 Positions available in Early Childhood with a high school degree working towards an Associates Degree! Lead Teacher Head of classroom, delivers developmentally appropriate curriculum, provides for daily care and safety of the child Teaching Assistant Assists the Lead Teacher in curriculum and all aspects of the daily care Aide Assists in all classroom areas

7 Additional Job Possibilities Family Nanny/Au Pairs Provides care for young children in their homes. Provides for daily care and additional duties such as housekeeping, cooking and cleaning Family Home Day Care Provider In home providers, offering basic care for young children

8 Positions available in Early Childhood and related fields requiring Graduate Degrees! Certified Early Childhood/Elementary Teacher Professional that educates young children in a public school setting or vocational school Certified Special Education Teacher Professional that educates special needs populations in daycare or public school situations Principal/Administrator Person who operates a school or facility and makes sure that appropriate curriculum and laws are followed.

9 Additional Positions available in Early Childhood and related fields requiring Graduate Degrees! Director/Administrator Professional responsible for the overall operations of a childcare center Licensing Specialist Professional responsible for the enforcement of laws that govern centers.

10 What wage can we expect to make? According to NYS Department of Labor Statistics ChildCare Workers Entry: $14,870 Experienced: $23,310 Preschool Teachers Entry: $16,570 Experienced: $ 33,200 Teaching Assistant Entry: $15,230 Experienced: $27,590 Kindergarten Teacher Entry: $33,900 Experienced: $76,250

11 Career Planning How do we obtain a job? Prepare for Employment by: Developing a resume Assembling a professional portfolio Doing job searches Preparing for an interview

12 Nationwide Corporations

13 Pros and Cons of working with young children Pro: Exciting work with a variety of children Flexibility Diversity in job positions Con: Long Hours Low Pay Skills need to be constantly updated Limited employment if an advanced degree is not obtained

14 Where to get training? Community-Based Training High School and Tech Prep programs Half day programs at BOCES Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies Community Education (non-credit bearing)

15 High School Courses required for Early Childhood Majors Students who entered ninth grade in 2001: Pass at least five Regents examinations with 22 units of credit: 4 in English 4 in Social Studies 3 in Mathematics 3 in Science 1 in the Arts.5 in Health 2 in Physical Education 1 in a Language other than English, 4 credits by attending a Career and Technical (BOCES) class.

16 Possibilities for Work-Based Learning Experiences Center-Based Child Care Centers Non-Profit child Care Centers For-Profit (Proprietary) Child Care Centers Family Child Care Providers In-the-Home Care/Nanny/Au Pair Elementary Schools

17 Higher Education Credentials and Certificates Child Development Associate (CDA) Childrens Program Administrator Credential Infant/Toddler Care and Education Credential School-age Child Care Credential Family Development Credential Early Childhood Certificate

18 Higher Education College Degree Programs Associate Degree Baccalaureate Degree Masters Degree for the Professional Certificate Doctoral Degrees

19 Two-Year Community Colleges Schenectady Community College Schenectady, New York Majors: Early Childhood Education A.A.S. Early Childhood Certificate Hudson Valley Community College Troy, New York https://www.hvcc.edu/ Majors: Early Childhood Education A.A.S.

20 Two-Year Community Colleges (cont.) Adirondack Community College Queensbury, New York Majors: Early Childhood Education A.A.S. Fulton Montgomery Community College Johnstown, New York Majors: Early Childhood Education A.A.S.

21 Two Year Colleges SUNY Cobleskill Cobleskill, New York Majors: Early Childhood Education A.A.S Child and Family Services A.S. Child Care Practice Certificate

22 Two Year Colleges Maria College Albany, New York Major: Early Childhood Education A.A.S. Teaching Assistant Certificate

23 Four-year Colleges College of Saint Rose Albany, New York Majors: B.S./M.S. in Early Childhood Education B.S. in Early Childhood/Special Education M.S. in Education in Teacher Education M.S. in Education in Childhood (Elementary) education SUNY Cobleskill Cobleskill, New York Majors: B.S.Early Childhood Development

24 Capital Region Top Child Care Centers Rated by Business Review magazine for Albany Jewish Community Center Albany, New York North Country Academy of Airport Park Latham, New York Kidsskeller Inc. Child Care Center Albany, New York

25 Capital Region Top Child Care Centers Rated by Business Review magazine for Executive Woods Childcare Albany, New York Viking Child Care Center HVCC Community College Troy, New York MapleLeaf Day Care Center Burnt Hills, New York

26 Capital Region Top Child Care Centers Rated by Business Review magazine for Bethlehem Preschool Glenmont, New York Stepping Stones Rensselaer, New York Little Ones Nursery & Daycare Schenectady, New York

27 Useful Information and Employment Links! New York Links: Office of Children and Family Services New York State Department of Health New York State Early Childhood.org Child Care that Works

28 Additional Links National Links: National School Age Care Alliance National Association for the Education of Young Children Childcare Information Exchange National Network for Childcare

29 Preparing for Employment Resume Websites: Interviewing tips

30 Need Further Assistance? Contact: Mrs. Cynthia A Jennings Work-Based Learning Coordinator Career and Technical School 1015 Watervliet Shaker Road Albany, New York


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