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. The City’s workforce development programming supports workers and businesses in the early childhood education sector by constructing career pathways to higher-quality jobs for early childhood education professionals and engaging sectoral partners to assist in aligning resources for 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