Early childhood social and community service managers focus on coordinating and supervising social service programs and community organizations. However, this role also requires illustrating the effectiveness of programs through data. Because social and community service managers work with stakeholders and the community to identify and establish necessary programs and services, being able to prove their success is imperative.
Specific responsibilities vary based on the size of the organization. Smaller programs might have you take on many roles, while larger programs may require specialized duties, such as managing a single program within a larger organization.
Regardless of what size program you work with, the right combination of experience and education can help make you eligible to become a social and community service manager. If you’re looking to enhance your educational background, consider obtaining an online Master of Education in curriculum and instruction (early childhood education). The fully online Master of Education program at ASU Online covers a wide range of subjects pertaining to early childhood education, and the online offerings provide flexibility and customization to students alongside leading educational services. The combination of content areas studied provides a foundation to understand the needs of children from infancy through third grade and craft appropriate educational programs for them.