$32,700
Avg. Salary
$12.01
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for an Early Childhood Educator (ECE) in Phoenix, Arizona is $12.01 per hour.

The average pay for an Early Childhood Educator (ECE) in Phoenix, Arizona is $32,700 per year.

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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.

About Phoenix, Arizona

Maricopa County, Arizona
1,563,001
Male:
786,833 (50.3%)
Female:
776,168 (49.7%)
Phoenix (/ˈfiːnᵻks/) is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. With 1,563,025 people (as of 2015), Phoenix is the sixth most populous city nationwide, the most populous state capital in the United States, and the only state capital with a population of more than 1 million residents. Phoenix is the anchor of the Phoenix metropolitan area, also known as the Valley of the Sun, which in turn is a part of the Salt River Valley. The metropolitan area is the 12th largest by population in the United States, with approximately 4.3 million people as of 2010. In addition, Phoenix is the county seat of Maricopa County and, at 517.9 square miles (1,341 km2), it is the largest city in the state, nearly twice the size of Tucson and one of the largest cities in the United States. Settled in 1867 as an agricultural community near the confluence of the...
Phoenix:
$48,452
Arizona:
$51,492
$922
Phoenix:
$200,800
Arizona:
$194,300
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Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Job Listings

Key Stats for Early Childhood Educator (ECE)

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 50%