How to Become an Early Childhood Educator


Early Childhood Educator Job Opportunities

Early Childhood Educator Jobs - Canada


Early Childhood Educator Jobs - United States



Early Childhood Educator Job Description

Early childhood educators are responsible for working with infants, toddlers and pre-school aged children in a variety of settings.



Early Childhood Educator Job Duties

• Design, create and implement programs that meet the social, intellectual, physical, emotional and developmental needs of children

• Operate within a play-based environment

• Ensure a positive and safe atmosphere for the children

• Establish routines and positive guidance policies that allow children to feel secure, comfortable and safe

• Communicate effectively with the parents of children or community agencies that may be involved in the children’s development



Scholarships for Becoming an Early Childhood Educator

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as an Early Childhood Educator. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our Education Scholarships page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Becoming an Early Childhood Educator: Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming an Early Childhood Educator. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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