Early Childhood Education


The early childhood education industry, which emerged as “essential” during the pandemic, is largely owned, operated, and staffed by women of color and provides a service that is critical to the rest of the economy. Supported by a W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant, the City’s workforce development programming is supporting workers and businesses in the early childhood education industry by:

  • Constructing career pathways to higher-quality jobs for early childhood education and care professionals
  • Providing job and career counseling to unemployed and underemployed individuals to help them advance in their career trajectory
  • Engaging partners to assist in aligning resources for industry practitioners and job seekers. 

There are many reasons to pursue a career in early childhood education, including:

  • Making a positive difference in the lives of children in your community
  • Gaining valuable skills and knowledge about working with children and families
  • Accessing funding to pay for college
  • Job security – there is always a need for child care

Early Childhood Education Career Interest Form

If you’re interested in starting your career in the early childhood field or pursuing educational opportunities to further your career, please fill out the form linked below. After you complete the form, one of our early childhood education navigators will reach out to you to provide one-on-one career coaching and resource referrals.