Child Care Jobs

Child Care Overview


Child Care workers are responsible for providing nurturing and safe care of children while parents work or take care of other responsibilities. Most children who require care are between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years. However, Child Care workers also provide before- and after-school care for children ages 6 and older. Child Care Providers for younger children generally offer more direct care such as feeding, changing diapers and assisting with toilet training. They also engage young children in playful activities that promote healthy development. They are also responsible for planning learning activities that help children learn kindergarten readiness skills such as basic reading and writing.

Child Care Education Requirements


The education that a Child Care worker needs to obtain employment depends upon the work setting and the responsibilities. Some centers hire entry-level workers with a high school diploma and allow them to gain skills by working with experienced teachers. Others require a certificate or two-year degree beyond a high school diploma. There are also centers that require Child Care workers to hold a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. Child Care workers with bachelor’s degrees or higher usually work as Educational Program Counselors in private centers or as Education Administrators at a preschool or child care center. Those with a high school diploma are usually required to enroll in workshops and continuing education courses that teach the basic skills to care for children. Due to a national move toward better quality child care, in most states, workers without recognized credentials are required to begin work toward a certificate or degree. Child care workers who earn two- or four-year degrees must also take courses that teach good oral and written communication skills.

Child Care Job Market


Job growth in the Child Care industry is expected to match the national average of all occupations. The demand for Child Care services will increase as populations grow. By 2022, the number of available jobs in the field is expected to grow by 14 percent, resulting in approximately 184,000 new jobs.

Child Care Salary


According to recent statistics, Child Care workers earn an average of $9.38 an hour. Directors with bachelor’s degrees can earn more than $21.00 per hour.
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CHILD & YOUTH PROGRAM ASSISTANT/ BANGOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (2 positions) Full Time Position/Benefits - $30,164 Closes: November 21, 2014 Provide developmental care and instructions for children and youth ages 6 weeks to 5 years by attending to their physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs. Supports child/youth program for children of active duty military and DOD civilians. A...
Residential Child Care Worker in OKC. for 6-12yr old boys. Exp. pref., excellent benefits + some meals. Please e-mail resume to ***** This job listing brought to you by The Edmond Sun...
-- Description Primrose School of Pickerington is looking for qualified and experienced teachers to work with our 2 year olds. Applicants must be willing to potty train and prior experience working with children is REQUIRED. We look forward to hearing from you today! Qualifications: •Must meet basic requirements of local child care regulatory agency. •Ability to relate positively with young c...
A privately owned, for profit child care center seeks a full time Assistant Director to assist in the overall education and licensing functions of a highly rated Northwest Columbus program. The candidate will have an Associate’s degree or higher in education or early childhood development or related field with a minimum of five years’ classroom experience with an accredited or quality rated child ...
Accredited child care center located in Northwest Columbus needs a full time staff to work in the Infant Room with 9 infants/toddlers and a lead teacher. Candidate must have a high school diploma and one year of classroom experience with infants and/or toddlers. This is a great opportunity for college student majoring in education, psychology or social work looking to complete their education with...
Description: Looking to hire a high-quality full time teacher who is working towards or has a degree in Early Childhood Education. HS diploma and at least 1 year of experience as an Early Childcare Teacher required. Applicants must also meet ODJFS background check requirements. Certifications and trainings in First Aid, CPR, Communicable Disease, and Child Abuse and Neglect preferred. A working k...
Our organization prides itself on excellence, putting the education and development of our children first and foremost. When you consider a career at Learning Care Group, know you will be joining a team that is passionate about thoroughly preparing their students for all the challenges that lie ahead. In a Director, we look for committed individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of y...
Our organization prides itself on excellence, putting the education and development of our children first and foremost. When you consider a career at Learning Care Group, know you will be joining a team that is passionate about thoroughly preparing their students for all the challenges that lie ahead. In an Assistant Director, we look for committed individuals who want to make a difference in the...
Child Care Professionals Community-based agency seeking committed individuals to become a part of a quality early learning team. Hiring teachers for infants, toddlers and preschoolers; Bachelor or Associate Degree in ECE or Child Development required, exp. preferred. Competitive salary & benefits. Send resume w/cover letter by fax: 614-252-9164 or email: ***** EOE This listing bro...
Play & Learn Christian Child Care is seeking to hire a kind, caring, self-motivated, energetic individual who has a passion for early childhood education and enjoys working with young children in a classroom setting. College coursework in early childhood education or a related field and/or experience in a child care center are highly preferred. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have ...
Lead Child Care Teacher for Infant Rooms, early childhood certification required. Child Care TAs, minimum high school graduate or equivalent Certified Special Education TAs, minimum New York State Level 1 TA certification required. Bilingual Spanish a plus....
WANTED: Full-Time Preschool & Infant Teachers!!!!!! Brooksedge Day Care in Hilliard is looking for creative, energetic & nurturing teachers for the following positions: Preschool Teachers - Responsibilities/Job Description/Qualifications: Associates/Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field of study Create lesson plans using The Creative Curriculum Create a fun and saf...
Title: Child Care Center Aides Kiddie Academy of Elkridge is looking of energetic, nurturing and caring individuals looking to seek employment in childcare. We need aides to work in any of our classrooms from infants to school age. This s a great opportunity for growth. JOB SUMMARY Assists in the daily management and supervision of classroom and children, as directed by the classroom teacher. ...
Job Description Child Care Teacher (Sunbury, OH) Infant, Toddler, Preschool Teachers Needed 20 to 25 hours a week, Part-time, and Subs Needed!! Afternoon Help Needed!! Needed: An experienced, caring, proactive early childhood educator, passionate about early childhood education Duties: 1. Stimulate emotional, intellectual, and social growth of children using curriculum for assigned class. 2...
San Marcos, TX Texas State University Child Care Teacher (Toddler) - Child Development Center Job Number: 2015126 Job Description: The Child Care Teacher is responsible for providing quality early education and care by planning, developing and implementing a developmental program for young children in a lab school setting. The classrooms are age specific and range from infancy through prekinde...
DAY CARE LEAD PERSON BASIC FUNCTION: Under the joint direction of a principal and day care project manager, plan, organize, and supervise activities for children in the Day Care Program. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: 1. Plan a variety of before and after-school activities for children, such as indoor and outdoor games, arts and crafts, stories and songs. 2. Supervise children in their play activities. 3....
Description The Child Care Center Teacher is responsible for safety; care and education of the children at the Powell Child Care Center and assists the Manager in the supervision and training of the Child Care Aides. Qualifications REQUIRED EDUCATION:High school diploma or GED (with certification) Associate’s degree early childhood education REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:Two years children’s center RE...
Saddleback Valley Unified Mission Viejo, CA, 92691
Under general supervision of the Site Coordinator/Assistant Site Coordinator, develop, plan, organize, and assist with the overall operation of a child care program; provide supervision of operations and give direction to Student Child Care Leaders; direct and supervise school-age children in both long and short range activities in accordance with curriculum objectives, developmentally appropriate...
Baycare Health System, Inc Clearwater, FL, 33755
The Child Care Center Teacher is responsible for safety; care and education of the children at the Powell Child Care Center and assists the Manager in the supervision and training of the Child Care Aides. REQUIRED EDUCATION: High school diploma or GED (with certification) Associate’s degree early childhood education REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: Two years children’s center REQUIRED CERTIFICATION: Child ...

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Childcare Worker

Salaries

$10,400.00 - $36,000.00
Typical Salary for Childcare Worker
(226 Respondents)
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Education / Training

Bachelor's
31.7%
Some College Coursework Completed
23.5%
High School
18.6%
Associates
14.2%
Some High School Coursework
6.6%
Certification
2.7%
Master's
2.2%
(183 Respondents)
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