The VtAEYC Board is excited to announce our new early childhood education careers path page! This resource is intended to support people interested in expanding or exploring a career in educating and working with infants, toddlers, preschool and kindergarten age children in home based child care or early education centers. Early Childhood Education is an expanding career path with diverse role options.
Whether a career in early childhood education is a pathway you have been on for a while or a journey that is just beginning, it is exciting to know that you are on your way to achieving your career goals. Teacher education is a focus for all these career paths and this resource can guide your decision making for your professional development needs.
This page includes general job descriptions linked with credentials needed to be successful in early education to give you an overview of the roles and responsibilities in a variety of roles in early education. You can also use this page to explore a new career or second career in early childhood education, child care, early intervention or early childhood special education.
If you are dually enrolled through your high school in human services, early childhood or the Child Development Associate (CDA) and are wondering what’s next in your career path, this webpage will help you plan your next steps. Click here to visit our Careers in Early Education Page.
VtAEYC is grateful for the support of Let’s Grow Kids in the creation of these resources.