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Career Paths

A career in early childhood is an opportunity to shape lives and the future of your community.  The things that children learn and experience in their early years remain with them throughout their life.  Below is a list of professions that you may be interested in if you would like to work with young children and their families.  More Information on each career coming soon!

  • Adapted Physical Education Teacher
  • Adoption Specialist
  • Adult Educator/Consultant
  • Art Therapist
  • Assistive Technology Practitioner
  • Audiologist
  • Certified Child Life Specialist
  • Child and Family Advocate
  • Child Care Resource and Referral Specialist
  • Child Care Resource and Referral Director
  • Child Development Specialist
  • Child Health Associate
  • Child Psychologist
  • Child Victim Advocate
  • College or University Early Childhood Program Director
  • College/University Professor
  • Community College Instructor
  • Developmental Intervention Assistant                  
  • Early Childhood Center Director/Program Administrator
  • Early Childhood Coach/Mentor
  •  Early Childhood Council Coordinator
  • Early Childhood Curriculum Coordinator
  • Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant/Specialist
  • Early Childhood Research Analyst
  • Early Childhood Special Educator
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Early Childhood Teacher Aide/Assistant
  • Early Intervention Coordinator
  • Early Intervention Director
  • Educational Diagnostician
  • Family Child Care Provider
  • Family Services Coordinator
  • Head Start Assistant Teacher
  • Head Start Lead Teacher
  • Head Start Program Director

  • Head Start Training and Technical Assistance Specialist
  • Home Visitor/Family Worker
  • Inclusion Coordinator
  • Infant Toddler Specialist
  • Interpreter for the Hearing Impaired
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensing Specialist
  • Literacy Coordinator/Reading Specialist                
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Mentor Teacher
  • Music Therapist
  • Nanny/Au Pair
  • Nurse Home Visitor
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Parent Educator
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Pre-K Lead Teacher
  • Pre-K Teacher in Public School
  • Pre-K Teaching assistant
  • Primary School Teacher
  • Quality Improvement Manager
  • Recreational Therapist
  • School Age Program Coordinator
  • School Age Program Teacher
  • School Counselor
  • School Nurse
  • School Psychologist
  • School Social Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Speech- Language Pathologists
  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
  • University Cooperative Extension Agent

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