Looking for a job in Early Childhood Education? Do you need help planning your career path? Are you considering going back to school, but don't know where to start?

Come to the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Career Convention to meet and interview with high quality employers, learn about local ECE education programs, and plan your next career move.

When: Friday, July 31, 2015, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where: Public Health Management Corporation
            Centre Square East
            1500 Market Street, Lower Mezzanine
            Philadelphia, PA 19102

What: Career Lattice counselling, on the spot interviews with high quality organizations, professional development registry support, resume and interview workshops.

Cost: Free

RSVP (optional): Click here to register for the event.

The Convention will offer access to high quality employers looking to hire motivated, experienced ECE teachers. Employers include Federation Early Learning Services, Hildebrandt Learning Centers, KenCrest Services, Kinder Academy, Maternity Care Coalition, Montgomery Early Learning Centers, Play and Learn, Philadelphia Head Start Partnership, SPIN Inc., The Caring Center, and Tot-Time Development Centers.

Representatives from local training organizations such as: Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAEYC), District 1199C Trainings & Upgrading Fund, Graduate! Philadelphia, People for People Institute - Eastern University, Professional Development Dimensions, and Southeast Regional Key (SERK) will be on-site providing information on higher education and training programs available to ECE teachers.

There will be free food, raffles, swag bags, childcare by Philadelphia Head Start Partnership teachers, and much more!
Childcare services are the third fastest growing subsector of the education industry cluster, growing overall at a rate of 17% nationally and at a similar rate locally. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is proposing a $120 million budget increase for Head Start and Pre-K services across the state, which will create an additional 1,400 new ECE positions throughout Pennsylvania. In Philadelphia alone, approximately 400 teachers, assistant teachers, administrators and directors will be needed to provide these services in as early as September. If universal pre-K is instituted in Pennsylvania, 28,000 new jobs will be created, 34% of which (9,520) will be in Southeastern PA. If this comes to pass, PA will not be positioned to meet the need for the new jobs which will be created.

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The ECEWTI Career Convention is presented by Public Health Management Corporation, Montgomery Early Learning Centers and the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children with support from the William Penn Foundation and JOIN Win-Win, an initiative of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.