Have an Impact on the Future of Youth

Early Childhood Education

Have you been feeling stuck in your career lately, or you just KNOW you want to have a positive impact on our youth? Then, Early Childhood Education may be the route for you–work with children every day AND create a better future for EVERYONE!

What is Early Childhood Education?

Early Childhood Education focuses on a child’s holistic development, fostering essential cognitive, social, and emotional skills during their formative years (ages 0-5).  Skilled professionals in this field carefully craft educational experiences that actively contribute to building a brighter future for children by cultivating a love for learning, curiosity, and resilience in every child they guide. This role also empowers parents to perform key roles in their community, supporting the local workforce. 

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The Upper Peninsula is in Need

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The Whole State is in Need!

90% of a child's brain development happens before age 5!

The entire state of Michigan is in need! Without high-quality early education, at-risk children are…

  • 25% more likely to drop out of school.
  • 40% more likely to become a teen parent.
  • 50% more likely to be placed in special education. 
  • 60% more likely to never attend college.
  • 70% more likely to be arrested for a violent crime.

Statistics via the Harvard Center on the developing Child.

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Early Childhood Education is Necessary for Adults to THRIVE

Without Early Childhood Education, Adults are forced to leave their jobs, or even worse, leave the Upper Peninsula to find better opportunities and child care elsewhere. 

Which is Why We Need Caring Adults Like You to Nurture Our Youth with Skills Like...

The Benefits of an Early Childhood Education Career

Job Stability

The Early Childhood Education field will continue to grow and have a need for employees. 


The field is highly rewarding with a clear impact that you can see first-hand.

Ease of Entry

You don’t need postsecondary education to enter this career field–just a high school diploma or GED.

Skip Debt

There are MANY options to enter this career field (CTE, Apprenticeships, Grants, etc.) with little to ZERO DEBT!


With growth, most careers in this field offer benefits like healthcare, PTO, retirement, etc. 

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Interested in a career in Early Childhood Education?