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Fast Facts for Child Care Workers in Iowa

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Iowa City, Waterloo and Dubuque
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Davenport, Des Moines and Sioux City
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Des Moines, Iowa City and Cedar Rapids

Salaries for Child Care Workers in Iowa

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City

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Programs
  • Undergraduate in Early Childhood
  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Administration

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Programs
  • B.S. in Early Childhood
  • M.Ed. in Early Childhood (Leads to initial teacher licensure)
  • B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education
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Programs
  • B.S. in Child Studies
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
  • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
  • Online courses help make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 24 months and a master’s degree in 12-18 months.
Programs
  • Early Childhood Education - EdS
  • Early Childhood Education - Doctor of Education
  • Early Childhood Education - PhD in Education
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
  • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
  • Offers several programs in business, education, psychology, and more.
Programs
  • M.Ed. - Program Specialist in Early Childhood Specialist
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Programs
  • Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design
  • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Graduate Certificate in E-Learning

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  • Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology
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More Iowa Child Care Worker Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Ankeny
Associate
18,320
Davenport
Associate
7,329
Waterloo
Associate
5,725
Ottumwa
Associate
4,174
Estherville
Associate
3,013
Council Bluffs
Associate
5,300
Cedar Rapids
Associate
15,091
Marshalltown
Associate
1,701
Calmar
Associate
4,810
Sioux City
Associate
5,191

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Child Care Workers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Iowa. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Child Care Workers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Child Care Workers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Ames 380 $20,000
Iowa City 780 $21,420
Cedar Rapids 770 $22,930
Des Moines-West Des Moines 1810 $23,290
Dubuque 360 $18,490
Waterloo-Cedar Falls 540 $19,130

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