Teachers Foster Social Health Through High Quality ECE Training

Posted On September 28,2021

Early childhood education (ECE) refers to the period from a child’s birth to when they enter Kindergarten. It’s a crucial time in a child’s life because it’s when they first learn how to interact with others, such as peers, teachers, and other adults. This is also the age when they begin to form interests and habits that will stay with them for years to come. 

There’s a common misconception that early childhood education is only about learning basic skills but it’s so much more than that. Early childhood educators teach children critical social and emotional skills and when done correctly, lays the groundwork to continue throughout the child’s academic years.

Young student smiling and holding a pencil.

If you have a passion for working with children, a career in early childhood education is a great fit. There are numerous benefits of obtaining an early childhood education degree, and it doesn’t take four years to complete either, making an ECE degree an ideal option for someone wanting to get a jumpstart on their new career quickly. 

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When searching for schools, keep in mind that not all programs are created equal. To be an effective teacher, it’s important to attend a quality ECE program. The best teachers graduate from schools that properly prepare them for the career field and demonstrate how to help children develop good academic and social skills early on. 

To help you identify the qualities of a great ECE program, here are some things to look for: 

Does the Program Fit Your Needs? 

Another important consideration while exploring programs is to decide whether the ECE program will fit with your lifestyle. Do they offer flexible classes such as day and evening times? Does the program align with your values and what you’re hoping to accomplish? Do they offer any student support services? Your success depends upon choosing the right school, so it’s important to select a program that will fit well with your needs. 

What Does the Program Include? 

Prior to enrollment, you’ll want to closely examine what the program includes, like specific curriculum and courses taught, admission requirements, tuition costs and whether financial aid is available. Also check to see if there are any supply costs not included in the cost of tuition.

You want to choose a program that offers a variety of classes specifically aimed at fully preparing you for a successful career as an early childhood educator. One that will teach you how to educate, inspire and encourage children, as well as foster a lifelong love for learning as you utilize developmentally age-appropriate activities and practice methods taught during your program that are aimed at children from birth through age 8. 

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Your search for the right school stops with Athena Career Academy.  We offer a comprehensive early childhood education associate degree program, majoring in ECE (birth through age five) and school age programming. Contact us today for more information on how to begin the enrollment process and be one step closer to a rewarding teaching career.