Choosing a Career in the Field of Early Childhood

There are a variety of careers in early childhood, from UPK teacher to speech and language pathologists to principal. Making the choice can be difficult and complicated, but we are here to help! Below are a few steps you can take to get started finding out the best fit for you.

Take the Career Decision Survey

We've designed an assessment tool to provide guidance as you consider pursuing a career in early childhood education. The survey contains questions will help you assess and reflect on your interests and goals and align those with 1 of 5 possible Career Patterns for working with children.

Take the Survey

Make an Appointment with Our Career Advisors

Career Development Services Center offers Free, One-on-one career counseling and advisement.

If you wish to take advantage of this service, please email the career center at:

Or Contact:
Raedell Wallace
Career Services Project Manager
(718) 254-7353

Explore your Options

Browse our detailed descriptions of careers in early childhood. Find out what is required to achieve these positions, and what you'll be doing when you get there.