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Old 01-21-2013, 04:53 PM
 
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I am 34, mother of 2, and need a career advice. I have some work experience in a Daycare, but nothing much. I am looking for some course may be 2-3 years timeframe, I have a undergrad degree in Child development. Will highly appreciate your suggestions. Thanks
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:01 PM
 
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Transition to teaching?
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:48 PM
 
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I am 34, mother of 2, and need a career advice. I have some work experience in a Daycare, but nothing much. I am looking for some course may be 2-3 years timeframe, I have a undergrad degree in Child development. Will highly appreciate your suggestions. Thanks
Teaching is not a winning proposition with the declining demographics. If you look around, you will note that many schools are being closed for lack of enrollment. There is some population influx to AZ, true. You may want to pick up Spanish and get really good at it to have an edge of some sort. You'd be battling with teachers who have tenure who want to hold onto their jobs. The numbers are not in your favor.

Alternatively, you might work your degree by becoming certified as a home day care provider, or by using it as an entree to government work. It will take you a year at least to find out about the certification requirements, get the day care license, find out about state and federal subsidies (they really do exist in some states - maybe it has to do with imbalance between supply and demand. You may need some modifications to your house.

Once you have built up a clientele so that you have references, expand. Once you have some creds, if you need to relocate and buy a foreclosure to fix up to set it up for a thriving daycare, do it. But buy the foreclosure either in a prosperous area where people can afford day care; or else right next to the jobs centers. Develop credibility in early childhood learning and push it hard - ride that smart baby wave. You could be helping to train the next generation of computer scientists and engineers. Work that niche and take it seriously. The successful day care providers are businesslike about it. It's not that hard to research it.

Other than that, you're pretty much stuck with some govt job that doesn't require demanding entry criteria (like certified electrician or something for a utility). There are some, such as DMV? Post Office? for which a simple DEGREE will do. Research those. If there is a civil service exam requirement do yourself a favor and take it SERIOUSLY. Others (South Koreans in my area) are literally studying for months. These jobs are lifelines, have LONG waiting lists, they only need to interview the very top scorers, and you will wait a year for the interview.

Good luck to you.
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