Reading, PA (population: 80,046) has three early childhood education schools within its city limits. Alvernia College, the highest ranked school in the city with an early childhood education program, has a total student population of 2,856. It is the 499th highest ranked school in the USA and the 50th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania). To learn more about early childhood education programs in Reading, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of early childhood education professors at Alvernia College such as Lewis Cuthbert, Margaret Dougherty, Ellen Engler, William Harst, Francis Leskowizc, and Judith Loeper.
Early Childhood Education students from Reading schools who go on to become early childhood educators, preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, early childhood teachers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,140 people working as education administrators, preschool and child care center/program alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $48,170. Also, Elementary school teachers make on average $53,150 per year and there are about 1,544,300 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Reading area alone, there are 2,110 employed elementary school teachers earning an average salary of $53,170. Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program in this area earn $40,620/yr and there are ** employed.
Reading lies in Berks county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Reading area has 163,230 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.4% unemployment rate, $19.00/hr average worker wage, and a $39,520 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Reading are held by education administrators, preschool and child care center/program, and 12.919/1000 are held by elementary school teachers.
Of the 3 early childhood education schools in Reading, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Albright College comes out as the most expensive ($26,604/yr) for early childhood education students, with Reading Area Community College as the lowest, reported at only $12,098/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Reading|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||31.1 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||35.5 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||35.7 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||36.8 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||45.1 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||50.7 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||51.2 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||57.8 miles|
|East Stroudsburg||PA||-||1||60.9016||70||60.2 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||61.7 miles|