Early childhood professionals who teach and care for young children from birth through age eight across a variety of programs. Degree programs cover theory and practical application in such areas of child growth and development, child guidance and curriculum development, professional growth, and facility directorship.
Examples of entry level job titles:
Toddler Teacher; Behavioral Specialist; Peer Educator; Residential Care Specialist; Teaching Assistant; Child Advocate; Education Technician; Family Assistant
*Applicants to an education program should be aware that a criminal background check may be required while they are enrolled in the program, or as a condition of employment in the field; certain internship and/or practicum sites, such as schools, child care facilities, may limit or deny clinical privileges to those who have a prior or current criminal record; and certain licensing boards may refuse to issue a license to practice based upon prior or current criminal offense(s).
Maine State Childcare Regulations
also must be met. Some examples include: must be 18 years of age, "a history of honest and lawful conduct," allegations of child abuse, convictions of substance abuse to name a few.