Career Pathway

Are you ready to take charge of your career in the Early Childhood and Out of School Time Profession?

The Career Pathway can help you identify goals and possible employment opportunities as you continue on your professional journey. Whether you are new to the field or experienced, MiRegistry is your partner to help you track your growth and reach your potential.


"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

-Nelson Mandela

Using the Career Pathway

The Career Pathway is a career model for you and all Early Childhood and School Age Professionals in Michigan. You are awarded a level on the Career Pathway based on the education and training that is verified by MiRegistry when you become a member. View your current Career Pathway level by logging in to your MiRegistry account.

Use the Career Pathway to identify ongoing education goals and possible career opportunities based on your verified qualifications.

Recommended Resources

Career Pathway Intro Video
Career Pathway (pdf)
Directory on Careers in Early Childhood

Foundational Levels

Training Hours must be approved and obtained within three years. Approved training hours include those offered through and/or those bearing State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH), or Continuing Education Units (CEU).

Professional Levels

NOTE: "Child-related field" is defined by child care licensing.