Searching for employment at any point in one’s career can be time consuming, stressful, and even overwhelming. We understand that searching for employment during and post-pandemic may seem even more daunting.

The Early Childhood Career Development Center at the New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute recently launched the Early Childhood Educators’ Employment Network, connecting early childhood job seekers to meaningful employment. If you are looking for a new opportunity, the Network is a great place to start!

The Career Development Center’s career advisors have expertise in early childhood, social work, workforce development and human resources. As you are there for the children you care for, your career advisors are here to support you in your professional development. To help, they have created a new resource – Top Ten Tips to Employment Searching during the COVID pandemic. For more information, you can reach one of our career advisors at

Claudine Campanelli is the Institute’s Director of Career Development and Higher Education and has over 20 years of experience in the early childhood, human resources, and higher education fields.

Gerald Smith is the Institute’s Career Development Coordinator in Buffalo/Western NY and is an early childhood professional with 16 years of experience as a preschool teacher, child care center director, quality improvement coach, and professional development trainer.