Early childhood professionals must acquire the necessary knowledge and skill to
maximize children’s early potential in all areas of development. This has increased
an already solid demand for graduates from the Early Childhood Education program
at Spokane Falls Community College. Recent research in how the brain grows and develops
shows that early experiences make permanent impressions on the structure and functioning
of the young child’s fast growing brain.
Positions include: teacher, paraeducator in public schools, teacher’s aide/assistant, parent-school liaison,
program supervisor, early education coordinator, family child care provider, center director/manager and
Pay scales for entry-level positions range from minimum wage to $12.00 an hour depending
on the employer. With experience and continued education, graduates of the early
childhood education program may pursue management level positions, such as center
director, resulting in higher salary ranges.