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 Byron Center, Michigan

Kent County, Michigan
6,057
Male:
2,974 (49.1%)
Female:
3,083 (50.9%)
Byron Center is an unincorporated community in Kent County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a census-designated place (CDP) used for statistical purposes. The population was 5,822 at the 2000 census. The community is at the center of Byron Township, about 14 miles (23 km) south-southwest of Grand Rapids. The Byron Center ZIP code is 49315, although the area served by the ZIP code also includes most of Byron Township as well as portions of Gaines Township to the east in Kent County, and Jamestown Township to the west in Ottawa County and portions of Salem Township to the southwest and Dorr Township to the south in Allegan County. According to the United States Census Bureau, Byron Center has a total area of 5.0 square miles (13 km2), all land. As of the 2010 census Byron Center had a population of 5,822. The population was 93.7% non-Hispanic white, 0.9% African-American, 0.4% Native American,...
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Key Stats for Early Childhood Educator (ECE)

1-4 years
100%

Years of Experience

1-4 years
100%