Career Options After an Early Childhood Education Program
In our last article, we took a look at some common career options for someone who has a certification in early childhood education. Let us now take an in-depth look at one of these options – that of a home-based child care provider.
A home-based care provider is responsible for some, many or all of the following responsibilities, depending on their contract, salary, etc. Their list of duties includes:
- The educational development of the child.
- Creation of planned activities appropriate for the child’s developmental level.
- Appropriate nutrition at meal times.
- Constant communication with the parents about the progress and growth of the child.
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This will depend on the hours of work. Many people become full time home-based child care providers and they get a substantial salary. The average salary for a home-based child care provider ranges from $14,000 to $35,000 depending on the hours and range of work.
This is an ideal job for people who would like to earn money on a part time basis. They can negotiate their hours of work with the family to suit both parties. Others use this as a stepping stone to get some experience for a career in education.