Careers in Early Care & Education


There are numerous career options in the field of early care and education.  Individuals with an interest, passion, and/or formal education in the area of child development or early childhood education have lots of opportunities to consider, including:

  • Teachers of young children in child care, Head Start & pre-K programs
  • Providers of home-based child care
  • Administrators or directors of child care centers
  • Instructors and trainers
  • Professional development coordinators
  • Technical assistance specialists
  • Topic specialists
  • Regulators
  • Family specialists / counselors
  • Program managers / consultants
  • Researchers
  • Sales representatives

Interested in getting started? Take a look at Sandhills Community College's Early Childhood Education program: