Early Childhood Education

Career Opportunities

Early childhood professionals must acquire the necessary knowledge and skill to maximize children’s early potential in all areas of development. This has increased an already solid demand for graduates from the Early Childhood Education program at Spokane Falls Community College. Recent research in how the brain grows and develops shows that early experiences make permanent impressions on the structure and functioning of the young child’s fast growing brain.

Positions include: teacher, paraeducator in public schools, teacher’s aide/assistant, parent-school liaison, program supervisor, early education coordinator, family child care provider, center director/manager and assistant director/manager.

Pay scales for entry-level positions range from minimum wage to $12.00 an hour depending on the employer. With experience and continued education, graduates of the early childhood education program may pursue management level positions, such as center director, resulting in higher salary ranges.