Capitol Heights, MD has twenty-four child day care schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Towson University, the highest ranked school in this group with a child day care program, has a total student population of 21,177. It is the 141st highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Maryland (#1 is Johns Hopkins University).
Child Day Care students from Capitol Heights schools who go on to become day care specialists, social workers, nannies, day care professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 595,650 people working as child care workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $20,940. Also, Child, family, and school social workers make on average $43,540 per year and there are about 277,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area alone, there are 4,490 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $54,620. Child care workers in this area earn $24,700/yr and there are 6,070 employed.
Capitol Heights lies in Prince George's county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area has 2,300,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $29/hr average worker wage, and a $60,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 3 out of every 1000 jobs in Capitol Heights are held by child care workers, and 2/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 24 child day care schools with a 100-mile radius of Capitol Heights, only 10 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lancaster County Career and Technology Center comes out as the most expensive ($23,472/yr) for child day care students, with Prince George's Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,203/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Capitol Heights|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||8.1 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||13.7 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||15.3 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||16.7 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||25.2 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||27.0 miles|