WHAT DOES AN EARLY CHILDHOOD PROFESSIONAL DO?

If you enjoy working with young children and families, a career in early childhood education might be a good choice for you. Early childhood professionals work in preschools, child care centers or home daycares and focus on the growth and development of children from infancy to six years of age. Those best suited for this career have a lot of energy, flexibility and nurturing ability. It is a chance to use your creativity by developing and modifying ideas to enrich young minds.
Career Forecast Bright OutlookAverage Salary $19,480 on campus

Learning at Washburn Tech

kids at table

Our early childhood education program provides child care training in the processes and principles of child growth and development. Instruction emphasizes social, emotional, physical and cognitive development in addition to support services for children. You will gain hands-on experience by working in the licensed child care center on our campus, Little Learners at Washburn Tech.  Both post-secondary and high school students are eligible for this one-year program, which enrolls in August only. Upon completion, you will earn a 24 credit hour technical certificate and be eligible to complete a more advanced degree in early childhood education at Washburn University.

CERTIFICATIONS: CPR; First Aid; OSHA-10

Jobs and Salaries

CAREER FORECAST: bright outlook
The data below refers to surveyed wages and average annual job openings in the state of Kansas due to growth and net replacement. SOURCE: klic.dol.ks.gov

Average Salary

$19,480 

(2018)

Potential Job Openings

365

(annually)

Potential Job Growth

7%

(2016-2026)

Schedule Options

Morning

LENGTH
1 year

PROGRAM BEGINS
Every August

SCHEDULE
MON-FRI; 8-11:10am

Afternoon

LENGTH
1 year

PROGRAM BEGINS
Every August

SCHEDULE
MON-FRI; 11:45am-2:55pm

Program Cost

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify, and have a high school diploma or GED. To set-up an appointment with a financial aid counselor, call 785.670.3360.

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