The 10-year-old Gerber recently caused a sensation in the fashion world when she was featured in a decadent Young Versace photo campaign.
Crawford told Fashion Week Daily: "At this point, she's too young to pursue a career. There aren't even a handful of jobs for a 10-year-old girl. But if she's 17 and wants to try it, of course, what can I say?"
Earlier this year, designer Donatella Versace said of Gerber: "Like her mother, Kaia has a very special gift. The camera really, really loves her."
About her daughter's future plans, Crawford added: "[Kaia] kind of jokingly said, 'I might model first because you don't know how to do anything, but then I want to be a baby nurse'."
Cindy Crawford began a successful modeling career at the age of 17.
Since then, the 46-year-old mother has said she has "lost touch" with modeling, and is now focusing on her family and other avenues outside fashion.
Watch Cindy Crawford on MTV's House of Style below: