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Online Child Development Degrees and Careers


Because of the growing need for childcare workers and head start instructors, there are many job opportunities for those with a certificate or degree in Early Childhood Education. The requirements for childcare workers vary widely from state to state. They may range from a high school diploma to a college degree in Childhood Education or a related field.

Many childcare workers are self-employed, and a good certification or degree program will focus not only on childhood development, but on the business aspect of being self-employed. Many childcare workers are also employed by large childcare centers, private businesses and preschools.

Childcare workers may also be employed by government-subsidized childcare centers or preschools, working for example, in a head start job. Preschool teachers and other childcare workers with a degree or certification in Early Childhood or Childhood Education may also advance to administrative or supervisory positions, as the demand for qualified professionals in the field increases.

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