Project: Researching a Position in the Early Childhood Field
For this Project, you will need to choose one job that truly interests you. It can be one of the jobs you chose to learn about through your informational interviews, the job you wrote about in this week’s Discussion, or an entirely different job, possibly inspired by insights shared by your colleagues.
To complete this week’s assignment, choose the profession/job you are interested in learning about and write your paper according the following guidelines:
Section I: Introduction—Begin your paper by stating the title of the job you will be focusing on and provide a job description.
Section II: Essentials—S ummarize the following:
- The education and experience you would need to qualify for this position
- Expected average salary
- Opportunities this job offers to positively impact the lives of young children and their families and to contribute to the field of early childhood/child development
- Possible challenges as well as high points of a career in this job position.
- Cite at least three sources in APA style for this information. (If applicable, one of your sources can be the informational interview you conducted.)
*Refer to the Walden Writing Center (http://writingcenter.waldenu.edu/APA.htm) for help with APA style.
Section III: Conclusion—E xplain why this job appeals to you, i.e., how it aligns with your philosophy, specific theories of child development, principles of effective early childhood practice, and/or methods of working with young children and their families learned throughout the program. Also include the contribution(s) this position will help you make to the field and the ways in which it will help you grow personally and professionally.
Assignment length: 2–3 pages
Submit this assignment by Day 7 of this week.