Graduates of the two-year program work as lead, assistant, or associate teachers in child care centers, private preschools, child development homes, and private and public schools. With additional experience and credentials, graduates may become a paraeducator a public school or the director of a child care center.
Diploma graduates work as child care workers, teacher assistants, and early childhood professionals in child care centers, private preschools, child development homes, and private and public schools. Many graduates provide in-home child care and nanny services.
Example Careers and Average Wages
|Preschool Teachers in Head Start or Private Preschools
Source: 2018 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development