Early Childhood Professional Career Information


Public Kindergarten Teacher 38-79k

Teaching in kindergarten includes planning, implementing and assessing lessons. You will teach children with patience and creativity. Kindergarten Teacher duties include designing a teaching plan and using activities and instructional methods to motivate children.

Elementary School Teacher: (39k-81k)

An Elementary School Teacher educates children from kindergarten through fifth or sixth grade, depending on the region. Elementary School Teachers focus on specific grade levels, with some states require them to be certified to educate a particular grade.

Childcare Center Director: (48k)

Preschool and childcare center directors supervise and lead staffs, design program plans, oversee daily activities, and prepare budgets. They are responsible for all aspects of their center’s program, which may include before- and after-school care.

Special Education Teacher: (36k- 72k)

Special education teachers oversee the education and training of students with physical, emotional, mental, and learning disabilities. They design and deliver lessons geared towards the individual needs and capabilities of the students under their supervision. Special education teachers teach at the preschool, elementary, middle, and high school levels.

School Counselor or Psychologist: (40k-100k)

School psychologists help children and students of all educational levels manage social, emotional, behavioral, and learning problems. They work at schools, universities, community services, and mental health institutions.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst: (57k-150k)

A board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA) is a healthcare professional who studies the behavior of children and adults and creates plans to improve or change problematic behaviors. They often work with people who have developmental disabilities, brain injuries or emotional control, social or behavioral issues.

Intervention Specialist: (47k-87k)

An Intervention Specialist assists children with special education and social adjustment needs in classrooms and other settings. Intervention Specialists design, execute and assess individualized programs based on various factors such as age, gender and cultural background.

DHHS or CDS Specialist: (67k-115k)

Human Services Specialists perform technical work in determining eligibility for customers who are applying for public assistance via governmental programs and community services

Post Secondary ECE Instructor: (48k-55k)

The role of an early childhood educator is to support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or on their own within a team.

CTE ECE Instructor: (39k-53k)

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Early Childhood Education Teacher. … Students develop goals, objectives, and teaching strategies to provide instruction and care for children. Students practice hands-on skills in classroom simulated environments and placements in area daycare centers

Play based child therapist: (74k-135k)

As a play therapist, your job is to provide therapy for children through the strategic use of toys and games. In each therapy session, you evaluate behavioral changes, discuss your client’s needs and problems, and collaborate with other staff to address the unique issues and challenges each client faces.