This course is designed to provide information for early childhood education staff, child care center management or family child care providers -- to help individuals continue their professional development and career growth. If you are an assistant teacher, teacher or director, this course will outline the steps that you should consider to meet the educational requirements of your current position - as well as your future goals and aspirations. You will learn the benefits of various educational levels, both in terms of personal achievement and in terms of the advantages that accrue to children from caregivers obtaining increased levels of education. You will also learn how to choose the right college, how to apply and where to obtain financial aid - the 'nuts and bolts' of going back to school!Not all courses are approved for early care and education in every state. Please check State and CEU Approvals page for details.