Early Childhood Education Career Outlook

Percent Employed




WITC Early Childhood Education Graduate Survey Responses 2016-2017

Employed in Related Field


Employed in a Related Field


WITC Early Childhood Education Graduate Survey Responses 2016-2017

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$18,000 - $42,117

Range of Yearly Salary





Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Family Childcare Provider

Family childcare providers care for children in the providers’ own homes during traditional working hours. They need to ensure that their homes and all staff they employ meet the regulations for family childcare providers. They perform tasks related to running their business, such as writing contracts that set rates of pay, when payment can be expected and the number of hours children can be in care. Furthermore, they establish policies including those regarding whether sick children can be in their care, who can pick children up, and how behavioral issues will be dealt with. Family childcare providers may spend some of their time marketing their services to prospective families.

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In-Home Nanny

Nannies work in the homes of the children they care for and the parents that employ them. Most often, they work full time for one family. They may be responsible for driving children to school, appointments or after-school activities. Some live in the homes of the families that employ them.

Additional opportunities include:

  • Child Care Teacher

  • Infant or Toddler Caregiver

  • Early Childhood Special Needs Assistant

  • Program Director/Administrator

  • Public School Teacher Aide/Assistant

  • Head Start Teacher/Assistant

  • Preschool Teacher

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Early Childhood Education associate degree at WITC, you can transfer to another college to continue your education and earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

Articulation Agreements

The Early Childhood Education/E-CHiLD program at WITC has articulation agreements with Ashford University+, Cardinal Stritch University+, Concordia University+, Lakeland University+, Northland College+, UW-La Crosse+, UW-Oshkosh+, UW-Milwaukee+, UW-Parkside+, 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.

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


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