13 Best Early Childhood Education

List Updated February 2021

Bestselling Early Childhood Education in 2021


Early Childhood Education: Becoming a Professional

Early Childhood Education: Becoming a Professional
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
  • Used Book in Good Condition

Early Childhood Education: Learning Together

Early Childhood Education: Learning Together
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021

The Great Disconnect in Early Childhood Education: What We Know vs. What We Do

The Great Disconnect in Early Childhood Education: What We Know vs. What We Do
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021

Early Childhood Education: A Practical Guide to Evidence-Based, Multi-Tiered Service Delivery (School-Based Practice in Action)

Early Childhood Education: A Practical Guide to Evidence-Based, Multi-Tiered Service Delivery (School-Based Practice in Action)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Used Book in Good Condition

The Early Years Matter: Education, Care, and the Well-Being of Children, Birth to 8 (Early Childhood Education Series)

The Early Years Matter: Education, Care, and the Well-Being of Children, Birth to 8 (Early Childhood Education Series)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • A straightforward and comprehensive view of early childhood education
  • The authors humanize it through the experiences of children, families, etc.
  • Paperback. 192 pages.

Early Childhood Education Today (13th Edition)

Early Childhood Education Today (13th Edition)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021

Rethinking Early Childhood Education

Rethinking Early Childhood Education
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Used Book in Good Condition

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021

Young Children's Mathematics: Cognitively Guided Instruction in Early Childhood Education

Young Children's Mathematics: Cognitively Guided Instruction in Early Childhood Education
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021

Praxis II Early Childhood Education (5025) Exam Secrets Study Guide: Praxis II Test Review for the Praxis II: Subject Assessments

Praxis II Early Childhood Education (5025) Exam Secrets Study Guide: Praxis II Test Review for the Praxis II: Subject Assessments
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021

Theories of Childhood, Second Edition: An Introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erikson, Piaget & Vygotsky (NONE)

Theories of Childhood, Second Edition: An Introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erikson, Piaget & Vygotsky (NONE)
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2021
  • Redleaf Press

Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom: Approaches, Strategies, and Tools, Preschool–2nd Grade (Early Childhood Education Series)

Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom: Approaches, Strategies, and Tools, Preschool–2nd Grade (Early Childhood Education Series)
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2021

Montessori Sandpaper Letters Toys For Toddlers Small & Capital 2pc wooden box set Early Childhood Education Material

Montessori Sandpaper Letters Toys For Toddlers Small & Capital 2pc wooden box set Early Childhood Education Material
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2021
  • The sandpaper letters guide the hand for writing as the child traces the letter shapes in the style and direction that they are written.
  • high quality wooden toys
  • with 2 seperate box, Small & Capital letters
  • Blue and red cards,know about the colors
  • Famous montessori educational material

Career Possibilities with Online Early Childhood Education Degrees

The degree of professionalism required of early childhood educators is increasing, but so are opportunities. This short guide will help you decide what level of training is right for you.

With an online early childhood education degree, you can enter careers ranging from working as an assistant teacher in a daycare setting to working in clinical settings alongside psychiatrists and pediatricians to deliver services to children with developmental delays or risk factors. Students who once eschewed early childhood careers, thinking that the field was not academic enough or scholarly enough, might be interested in knowing about the many positions available only to professionals with doctoral degrees.

Requirements for working in various early childhood setting varies among the states. Serious candidates should check with their state's educational institutions and state licensing boards. There are some general rules of thumb however, for people who want to work with children and provide the highest quality services available. If you choose an online early childhood education degree, you will be qualified to work with children, because online early childhood education degree programs all require that you seek out supervised internship experiences.

For people who are interested in entry level positions, such as teacher's aid in a daycare setting, usually a high school degree and attendance at specialized workshops are all that are required. First aid training, safety training, training in sanitary practices such as diaper changing, are important at this level. Contact a few potential employers to find out what they require of applicants.

To be a daycare teacher, you will most likely need at least an associate degree in early childhood education. A few online schools provide training in child development and early childhood education, but you won't be able to do all of your training online. Once again, even if you get an online early childhood education degree, you will need to plan on an internship. You can't learn to work with kids if you don't spend time working with kids!

It's better for the children you will work with if you go to the effort to get a bachelor's degree in child development. If you get a four year early childhood education degree, you will be much better prepared to identify possible developmental issues. You will be taken more seriously by other professionals in your field, and you will be able to document your observations more professionally. Also, you will have more potential for advancement to other jobs, such as managing a program, or running a grant funded program. These management positions have higher pay and better benefits. You may want to be in the classroom right now, but when you may want to move up. Getting that bachelor's degree will pave the way to greater opportunity. Check out the brick and mortar institutions near you, but don't forget to look into online early childhood education degree programs. Many of them arrange internships for you. As long as they are accredited, you will be getting the training that you need to be successful.

If you love school and have resources for graduate school, then you may want to invest in a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Development or Early Intervention. A master's in early childhood will qualify you to work in some social service agencies. Some people with this degree go on to become daycare inspectors, for example. Others work in community based programs, advocating for children at risk. A master's degree in early intervention will allow you to become a developmental therapist, otherwise known in some states as an early childhood special educator. This is a new and growing field. Developmental therapists / early childhood special educators work with children who have developmental delays, or who are at risk for delay. They collaborate with speech therapists, occupational therapists, developmental pediatricians, physical therapists, and social workers. This new field is very rewarding, especially for people who are interested in child development theory, and theories of psychological and emotional development. A graduate degree in either early childhood or early intervention can lead to a Ph. D., which opens up the possibility of getting involved in early childhood research. For people who like to be on the cutting edge, working at this level can be very satisfying.

Even online early childhood education programs will require that you participate in an internship program with an early childhood program. Some online early childhood education degree programs allow you to arrange your own internship; others require that you live near their campus for the semester of your internship. Whichever arrangement you end up with, it's important to be sure that your internship supervisor is an active participant in your training. Insist on actively participating in activities with the kids. Encourage your supervisor or lead teacher to allow you to plan activities. Then provide highly professional follow-through. Little ones are depending on you! If you don't get the experience you need before you graduate, you will not feel competent when you enter the work world, leading to frustration and job dissatisfaction.

Whether you seek an early childhood education degree online, or attend a brick and mortar institution, you can find high quality programs that train you to work effectively with children in the real world, using the most up to date techniques and theoretical models.

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