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Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education Teachers educate children ages 3 through 3rd grade. They help students learn and apply concepts in a variety of subjects. Early Childhood Education school teachers generally have one group of students and teach a variety of subjects, whereas middle and secondary school teachers usually specialize in one or more subjects, educating further into the subject. Teachers work in public, private, or parochial institutions. They must also be open to diverse groups of people, for they work with students differentiating in age, sex, and race, along with different ethical and religious backgrounds. Along with educating the students, the teacher is also responsible for planning, evaluating, and assigning lessons; preparing, administering, and grading tests; listening to oral presentations; and maintaining classroom discipline.


Early Childhood Education Program

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Child Development Teacher

Childcare Teacher

Daycare Provider

Group Teacher

Montessori Teacher

Nursery Teacher

Preschool Teacher

Social Worker

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Child Day Care Services

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Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum offers a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education