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The Early Career Initiative Program

If you’re interested in working with young children but you’re not sure where to start, the Early Career Initiative at the Early Childhood Career Development Center is for you! Our qualified advisors can help you navigate your next steps and discover the early childhood career pathway that’s right for you — whether you’re interested in working directly with children, supporting families and communities and much more.

Why should I join the Early Career Initiative?

  • Explore your career options and the educational pathways that will get you there
  • Connect with advocates who will support you in your educational and career goals
  • Establish a relationship with a career advisor who can connect you with employers
  • Develop a network of fellow early childhood educators also starting out in their careers

all at no cost to you.

As a member of our Early Career Initiative, you'll get to:

  • Participate in monthly essential skill-building workshops
  • Meet one-on-one with an experienced career advisor to explore your options and work on your resume


Early Career Initiative participants must be:

  • New to the early childhood education field
  • High school graduates or GED recipients
  • Willing and able to work in New York City
  • Prepared to meet once per month with other participants and an advisor through the fall
  • Interested in pursuing higher education and employment in early childhood education

Information Session

Please sign up here to attend an information session: March 9 and 23, 2024 (10:30 am - 11:30 am).


If you have any questions: please email please contact Jonathan Gabay:


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