Early childhood educators perform some or all of the following duties:
A. May plan and organize activities for school-age children in child-care programs before and after regular school hours
B. May supervise and co-ordinate the activities of other early childhood educators and early childhood educator assistants.
1. Early childhood educators
2. A bachelor's degree or college diploma in early childhood education is required.
3. Progression to senior positions, such as day-care supervisor, is possible with experience.
4. Early childhood educator assistants
5. Completion of secondary school is usually required.
6. Experience in child care, such as babysitting, is required.
2. First Aid
3. Family Studies
The average hourly wages for Early Childhood Educators and Assistants is $12.67/HR, which is below average for occupations in the social science, education, government service and religion and are below average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.