Careers in Child Development

Career
  • Teaching and directing child development programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers   and school-age children
  • Operating a family child care home                    or child care center
  • Supporting a teacher as a classroom instructional aide
  • Working in an afterschool program
  • Being a parenting educator
  • Being a childbirth educator
  • Joining a family as a nanny or au pair
  • Working for the Department of Child and Family Services
  • Being a foster parent
  • Working in a group home for children                or adolescents
  • Working with children with physical, learning    or behavioral challenges 
  • Supporting children and families facing     medical crises 
  • Teaching child development courses at          high schools, colleges, and universities

The Child Development Division of the California Department of Education and the Los Angeles County Child Care Planning Committee have even more information on the numerous career opportunities related to children and education available in their publication Career Options in Child Development.