Job Description for Early Childhood Educator (ECE)

Children who receive the proper attention early on in life will do better during their educational years. That’s what early childhood educators do; they provide all the important skills a child needs to be successful. Studies have shown that children between ages 3-6 who receive social activities, educational concepts and creative skills are better prepared for their school years. Interaction with parents, caregivers and teachers are the first step to a well-rounded child. Educators who focus on motor skills, writing, reading and emotional development can give a child what they need to succeed. Social relations through play are also important; it’s a chance for children to learn how to share, create relationships and to work well as team. Other roles include make believe, engaging, stimulation and mental development. Early childhood nutrition is another important aspect to creating a healthy lifestyle, teaching children how to take care of themselves through eating well and being clean will last them lifetime. It’s essential for educators to provide a safe environment for young students; this will help them grow with self-confidence. Children love routine, they also are able to follow directions better from those they trust and respect. Teachers play an important role in maintaining these good daily habits. Educators also are able to detect behavioral problems early on so having a relationship with parents at this stage is critical for correcting such issues. Communication between child, teacher and parent can be the single most important thing when it comes to early childhood education. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)

Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Tasks
  • Plan and lead educational activities and lessons like story time, making music, or crafts.
  • Write reports on students for supervisors and document behavioral or learning concerns.
  • Communicate with parents about programs, problems, lessons, and student progress.
  • Maintain safe, clean facilities, and teach children rules of safe conduct.

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Long Beach is the 36th most populous city in the United States and the 7th most populated city in California. It is located on the Pacific Coast of the United States, within the Greater Los Angeles area of Southern California. As of 2010, its population was 462,257. Long Beach is the second largest city in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, and the third largest city in Southern California behind Los Angeles and San Diego. The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest container port in the United States and is among the world's largest shipping ports. The city also maintains a robust oil industry with wells located both directly underneath the city as well as offshore. Manufacturing sectors include those in aircraft, automotive parts, electronic equipment, audiovisual equipment, and home furnishings. Long Beach is located in the southeastern corner of Los Angeles County and borders Orange County. Downtown Long Beach is...
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Key Stats for Early Childhood Educator (ECE)

1-4 years
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Years of Experience

1-4 years
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