Early Childhood Educator Job Description

February 16, 2011 | By More

Early Childhood Educator Job Profile and Description

Teaching pre-school kids from age 18 months to 5 years can be more challenging than teaching regular grade school and secondary kids.  As a specialization in the profession of Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Educators are trained to use teaching programs centered on learning-through-play theories. They can be administering nurseries and daycares, child recreation centers and kindergarten schools, as well as tutor kids at home on a personal basis.

Early Childhood Educator Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan and develop programs and activities suitable of children at each level between 12 months and 5 years.
  • Design and develop learning programs to meet children’s physical, intellectual, social, cultural, creative and emotional needs.
  • Regularly communicate with parents and guardians regarding their kid’s development needs and learning progress.
  • Provide school materials containing re-school programs and schedule
  • Maintain and update individual record of children handled taking note of the program’s positive and negative results.
  • Develop listening, comprehension and motor skills using approved subjects in storytelling, role playing, games, music and creative art activities
  • Supervise both indoor and outdoor play times including community trips to museums, zoos and parks.


Early Childhood Educator Skills and Specifications

  • Must have genuine interest in educating young children
  • Must have high level of teaching skill and patience
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and people management skills


Early Childhood Educator Education and Qualification

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher education is basic plus passing the state’s certification or accreditation as an educator
  • Passing an accreditation for a Specialist Education in any of the six areas of disability, with Early Childhood Education (ECSE) as relevant to this position.
  • 2-3 years of experience in a similar management capacity is an advantage.

Early Childhood Educator Education Teacher Salary

A Special Education Teacher specializing in ECSE can earn an annual salary of $41,960 for entry level workers, and $76,940 for experienced workers. In California, the 2010 median is $63,340 with the middle 50% earning from $49,900 to $77,300. 

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