Career Options

Take the time to ask yourself, do I want to work with children or for children?  There are many career options for both.

Working with children:

  • Child care center (teacher, assistant teacher, after-school program staff, Director, assistant director)
  • Youth camps
  • Non-profit sector
  • Group home child care
  • Family home child care
  • Public school system (certified pre-k or Kindergarten/Special Education teacher)
  • Education paraprofessional: 

The OEC (Office of Early Childhood) offers information, definitions, statutes, and regulations on some of the above list: 

Working for children: