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Career Options

Starting Your Career in Early Childhood Education

Those with a calling to educate and care for society's youngest members serve a noble and important role in our community. Careers in early childhood education provide flexibility and an opportunity to pursue one's passions.

What Kind of Salary Can I Expect?

Preschool Teacher

O*Net Online

Job Growth


18% (Much faster than average)

Source: Colorado Bureau of Labor and Statistics

Professional Networking

Employment Resources

Professional Networking

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) -  A nonprofit association in the United States representing early childhood education teachers, para-educators, center directors, trainers, college educators, families of young children, policymakers, and advocates.

National Education Association (NEA) - A public interest group that represents public school teachers and other support personnel, faculty and staffers at colleges and universities, retired educators, and college students preparing to become teachers. 

Colorado Department of Education - The principal department of the Colorado state government that is responsible for education.

Employment Resources

Pikes Peak Workforce Center Website - A comprehensive resource that offers job search assistance, resume preparation, and other career-related services for job seekers in the Pikes Peak region. 

Robert Half Research and Insights - A widely respected human resources consulting firm - Robert Half research and insights can give you industry respected tips and advice for job searches and resumes.

PPSC Career Services - The college's portal for students and employers to post and search for jobs. You may also visit the PPSC Jobs website for on-campus student employment opportunities.