ADULT BASIC EDUCATION

The Early Childhood Education program focuses on developing: planning, management, finance, technical, and production skills. Underlying principles of technology; labor, community health, safety, environmental issues, and developmentally appropriate practices for children from birth through age eight. This course covers 40 hours of competencies for the department of children and families and general competencies for employment.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Early childhood education creates competence in state rules and regulations. A clean, safe, and healthy learning environment introduces food service and nutrition education. The program includes child abuse and neglect principles as well as child guidance, professionalism and organizational skills.

Completers of secondary and post-secondary Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC) are awarded 9 college credits at Miami Dade College in Florida.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Child care workers may seek employment in public schools, private or parochial schools, as well as governmental or non-governmental daycare facilities.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Child Care Teacher Aide
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Owner/Operator of a Child Care Center
  • Child Care Development Specialist

EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK

Employment of child care workers is projected to increase 21% through the year 2022.

SALARY

Median wage for this career is between $8.47 and $18.54 per hour, while the average salary varies from $19,000 to $51,000 annually.