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Child Development/Early Childhood Education

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Do you enjoy being around children? Would you like to make a meaningful impact on their lives? A career in Child Development/Early Childhood Education could be just right for you. It’s a career opportunity with jobs in a wide variety of settings!

Courses are useful for anyone dealing with young children, including:

  • Teachers and teaching assistants
  • Childcare providers
  • Parents

The program is tailored for busy people and working professionals with:

  • Class times that include days, evenings and weekends
  • Distance Learning via Internet and television classes
  • Off-campus classes
  • Individual attention in small classes

Why Is This a Good Career Bet? 

Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas's targeted occupations lists teaching with emphasis in early childhood and bilingual education as a high-growth area this year. 

America's Career Infonet projects job growth increase over the next decade of 24 percent for childcare workers, 23 percent for preschool teachers and 20 percent for teacher assistants. High job increase is defined as annual growth over 10 percent. 

For jobs requiring at least an associate degree, preschool teacher is ranked second of America's Career Infonet's top 46 careers with the most job openings and 19th among 39 of its fastest-growing occupations through 2022. 

U.S. News and World Report's Money Careers' lists preschool teacher and teacher assistant among its best social services jobs. 

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