About This Career Path
Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and childcare institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play.
Projected job openings through 2030
Maintain a safe play environment.
Observe and monitor children's play activities.
Communicate with children's parents or guardians about daily activities, behaviors, and related issues.
Support children's emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts.
Care for children in institutional setting, such as group homes, nursery schools, private businesses, or schools for the handicapped.
Sanitize toys and play equipment.
Dress children and change diapers.
Keep records on individual children, including daily observations and information about activities, meals served, and medications administered.
Identify signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring them to parents' or guardians' attention.
Instruct children in health and personal habits, such as eating, resting, and toilet habits.
Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.
Customer and Personal Service
Education and Training
Public Safety and Security
Nursing, Health & Emergency Careers
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