Child Development

Salary

Professionals in this field can expect to make between $14,000 to $35,000 annually. Those who continue their education at a four-year university can typically increase their earnings to the mid-$50,000 range.

Preschool Teacher, Except Special Education $31,725.94**
Childcare Workers $28,121.50**
Child, Family, and School Social Workers $54,389.51**
Site Supervisor $34,000*
Social and Human Service Assistants $38,816.57**
Kindergarten Teacher, Except Special Education $73,644.00**
   

*Annual median salary, 2020, EMSI: San Bernardino and Riverside counties

**Source: EMSI, 2021.1 dataset for San Bernardino and Riverside counties 

 

Career Info

The associate of arts in child development degree is a preparatory program to teach in an early learning environment such as preschool. This degree can also assist elementary school teachers preparing for work in primary and intermediate grades, or in settings such as day care centers, nursery schools, and Head Start programs.

Potential Careers

  • Child development program director
  • Child development site supervisor
  • Preschool teacher
  • Associate teacher, assistant teacher, infant/toddler teacher
  • Family child care home or child care center operator
  • Afterschool program
  • Parenting educator
  • Childbirth educator
  • Nanny or Au Pair
  • Foster Parent
  • Classroom instructional aide

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information

2017-2018 - Associate Teacher Certificate - On-time Completion Rates and Estimated Cost of Program
2017-2018 - Master Teacher Certificate - On-time Completion Rates and Estimated Cost of Program
2017-2018 - Site Supervisor Certificate - On-time Completion Rates and Estimated Cost of Program
2017-2018 - Teacher Certificate - On-time Completion Rates and Estimated Cost of Program