Your new role as an entrepreneur and child care teacher. Be proud to call yourself a child care teacher. You are not a babysitter. You are educated, hard-working, patient and love children. You are giving part of your heart to love other children, teach and care for them. The difficult part of being a business person is that it is hard to differentiate your personal and professional lives. You are always in business. You yourself become a CEO without even knowing it. Your actions are underneath a microscope, what you say, who you say it to, how you said it, what you did, what you posted on social media and how you and your family behave is influential to how your business is represented. So take a good look at the pros and cons when making your decision.
If you decide to continue in this realm of work, like anything, do your best and be open to learning new and better ways to do things. Being proud of your work and the care you give the children has great inner satisfaction. Nonetheless, this is a profession that never ceases to change. The same places as you take your initial courses are some of the same places you may continue your education. Some states may have special funding or grants for continuing education, check with your Resource and Referral program and Department of Child and Families in your state. Wisconsin Early Child Care Association (WECA) and Supporting Families Together Association (SFTA) are a couple of resources you could research and see how they can help.