E-Connect - Child Care Services Career Outlook

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WITC E-Connect - Child Care Services Graduate Survey Responses 2015-2016

Employed in Related Field


Employed in a Related Field


WITC E-Connect - Child Care Services Graduate Survey Responses 2015-2016

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$21,102 - $32,500

Range of Yearly Salary





Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Early Childhood Special Needs Assistant

Early Childhood Special Needs Assistants work under a teacher’s supervision to give students additional attention and instruction to students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional and physical disabilities. They adapt general education lessons and assist with various subjects, such as reading, writing, and math, to students with mild and moderate disabilities. They also assist in teaching basic skills, such as literacy and communication techniques, to students with severe disabilities.

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Program Director/Administrator

Preschool and childcare center directors supervise and lead staffs, design program plans, oversee daily activities and prepare budgets. They are responsible for all aspects of their center’s program.

Additional opportunities include:

  • Child Care Teacher

  • Child Care Assistant

  • Family Child Care Provider

  • Infant or Toddler Caregiver

  • In-Home Nanny

  • Public School Teacher Aide/Assistant

  • Head Start Teacher/Assistant

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your E-Connect - Child Care Services technical diploma at WITC, you can continue your education to obtain the Early Childhood Education associate degree and transfer your credits to another college to earn your bachelor's degree. 

Articulation Agreements

The Early Childhood Education/E-ChiLD program at WITC has articulation agreements Ashford University+, Cardinal Stritch University+, Lakeland University+, Northland College+, UW-Barron County, UW-Green Bay, UW-La Crosse+, UW-Oshkosh+, UW-Milwaukee+, UW-River Falls+, UW-Stevens Point+, UW-Stout+, UW-Superior+, UW-Whitewater+. 

The colleges listed above have developed an Associate Degree to Bachelor Degree Articulation Agreement with WITC (those with a + have an agreement related to the Early Childhood Education Program and/or similar programs such as Elementary Education and Human Development & Family Studies); other colleges may accept WITC credits upon a transcript review.

Potential careers available with further education include:

  • Licensed Pre-K Teacher (4K)
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Elementary School Teacher

Potential Starting Wages:

  • $39,354–$41,780

Hear From Graduates

"I wouldn’t be the person I am today without WITC. At WITC, I got lead teacher experiences and actually planned curriculum. I know I’m pursuing the right career. Those hands-on experiences helped me realize I have a 'fire in my belly' for early childhood education.”

Stephanie Perry, WITC Early Childhood Education Graduate

The potential starting wage range is compiled from 2016 WITC or WTCS Graduate Follow-Up Report. If not available, wage data is compiled from Economic Modeling Software Intl (10th and 25th percentile earnings) and/or Wisconsin Worknet (Wage Comparison Tool) using the Standard Occupation Code(s) (SOC) the WTCS has assigned to the programs. When possible, the wage range is compiled using data from the 11 counties within the WITC district. Starting wage ranges for new programs are reviewed by the advisory team. Wage data was compiled August 2017. 


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