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Work in a High Demand Field

Those working in the field of Child Care and Early Learning Education are local heroes!  Families with young children need child care providers along with youth development professionals to care, nurture and help educate their children.  If you enjoy working with children this career might be the one for you.  The state of Oregon provides incentives and training for these professions, view the video below for more information.

Average Annual Low Wage Child Care (Early Learning Education and Youth Development) Income
Average Annual High Wage Child Care (Early Learning Education and Youth Development) Income

Do you need help paying for training or your High School/GED?  WorkSource Rogue Valley and Project Youth+ might be able to help.  You can also click the “Send us a message” button below.

Empowering Early Education Workshops

Empowering Early Education is a series of workshops for Child Care and Early Learning Education professionals who serve Jackson and Josephine Counties in Southern Oregon.  Learn more.

Free training, paid internships, career coaching, employment, and certifications in the child care or education fields.  If you are 17 to 24 years old, view the PY+ Teaching and Child Care FlyerVisit the PY+ web page or email.

Interested in the Behavioral Health Field?

Visit the Behavioral Health Careers page.

Explore Child Care / Early Learning Educators


The following Occupation categories and Wage Ranges are generally dependent on education degree, training and experience.
Higher levels of education and experience will increase competitiveness in attaining both job and higher wages.


What a Career in Child Care /  Early Learning Education Offers

Healthy families, communities and the economy depend on caring, competent  and dependable Child Care. Helping children grow and supporting families are the heart of this career.

Work that Makes a Difference

Service to our community is at the core of Child Care and Early Learning Education, including jobs that improve the well-being of children and families.

Variety & Diversity

Child Care and Early Learning Education offers a variety of settings and age ranges of children, from infants to teenagers.


Child Care and Early Learning Educator jobs are in high-demand.  Career paths can range from center or classroom assistants to teachers.

Training & Education

Training and education can span from short-term paid (“Earn while you learn”) to college degree levels.  Depending on your situation, scholarships and other financial supports may be available to help you gain the knowledge and experience to start then grow your career.


Check out our local Child Care / Early Learning Educator employers

(click a link below to visit the employer’s hiring site)

Who’s hiring?