There are currently an estimated 61,800 childcare program administrators in the United States. The childcare program administrator job market is expected to grow by 10.8% between 2016 and 2026.
How employable are childcare program administrators?
CareerExplorer rates childcare program administrators with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 11,300 childcare program administrators. That number is based on 6,700 additional childcare program administrators, and the retirement of 4,600 existing childcare program administrators.
Are childcare program administrators in demand?
The growing number of children of preschool age in the U.S. will lead to a greater need for childcare and subsequent demand for administrators of childcare programs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth in this field will result from the increase in state-sponsored early childhood education and continued focus on the importance of pre-kindergarten learning. Constraints on education budgets may at times temper hiring in government-funded programs. While aspiring administrators must hold a Bachelor’s Degree and may require a state license, those who also earn a nationally recognized certification may further enhance their employability. The Child Development Associate (CDA) and the Child Care Professional (CCP) designations from the Council for Professional Recognition and the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation, respectively, are among the most recognized of these certifications.
What’s the supply of childcare program administrators?
The childcare program administrator industry is concentrated in California, New York, Pennsylvania
Childcare Program Administrator job market by state
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