What factors or career paths lead you to work with infants/toddlers? I was looking for a way to get involved in social service. An opening occurred for the local Head Start program as a volunteer coordinator/in-kind solicitor. I applied, was hired, and found out I loved 4-year-olds. The next year they added 3-year-olds, and I was totally hooked. After almost 2 years, I was at work one day when a psychologist who had done some staff development for us called me and asked, "How would you like to play with kids all day and get paid for it?" The rest is history.