Early Childhood Educators and Assistants

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What do Early Childhood Educators and Assistants do?

Early childhood educators plan, organize, and lead activities for preschool and school-aged children that are designed to encourage intellectual, physical, and emotional growth. They observe children for signs of learning disabilities or emotional problems, and discuss progress or problems with parents and staff members.

Early childhood educator assistants take care of preschool children under the supervision of early childhood educators. They also maintain daycare equipment and assist in housekeeping duties.

How to become: Early Childhood Educators and Assistants

Educational requirements vary, depending on your position in this field of work.

To be an early childhood educator, you usually need a bachelor's degree or college diploma in early childhood education.

With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a daycare supervisor.

To be an early childhood educator assistant, you usually need a high school diploma and some experience in child care. You may also need an Early Childhood Education Assistant certificate.

Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate or community college diploma, and almost 1 in 4 has an undergraduate university degree.

Where to study for a career as: Early Childhood Educators and Assistants

Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Teacher Education – Consecutive Primary/Junior Bachelor
Early Childhood Education Bachelor; Honours
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University of Guelph-Humber
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Early Childhood Studies Bachelor; Honours
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Early Childhood Education Diploma
Early Childhood Education (Intensive) Diploma
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Early Childhood Education (Progress Campus) Diploma; Online
Children's Media Certificate; Online
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Tyndale University
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Early Childhood Education Bachelor
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Modified on January 26, 2022

How much do Early Childhood Educators and Assistants make?

Low:
$29,120
Average:
$41,600
High:
$56,160

Job openings for Early Childhood Educators and Assistants

Job Seekers:
76,900
Job Openings:
81,600