Childcare Workers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+6.5% (as fast as the average)


What Childcare Workers Do

Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and childcare institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play.

Other Job Titles Childcare Workers May Have

Child Care Worker, Childcare Provider, Infant Teacher, Toddler Teacher

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Babysitter ,

Fellowship Church

On Sundays I now teach in the Three's and Four's class previously I had tought in the Kindergarten class for over a year. I start by welcoming children as they come in and letting them and their parents feel safe. Then I play with the children and run through the curriculum while the parents are in service. On Wednesday's I care for the children of our volunteers at the church, I make sure the kids have something fun to do in a safe environment for the night.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • 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.

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