Daycare Center Worker
|Overview:||They organize and lead educational and recreational activities for pre-school children in a nursery or day-care center. This service is performed for working parents or for clients on a long term stay at a residential or vacation resort.|
|Duties:||They organize educational and recreational activities for children in order to teach them skills, provide physical exercise and help their social and personal development.
They read to children, teach them simple crafts, and involve them in group activities that enable them to develop interpersonal communication skills.
They teach children skills for self-care associated with eating, hygiene, respecting other children and managing their toys and possessions.
They decide what kind of educational materials, facilities and equipment are needed that are safe and helpful to ensure the children's well being and security. Provide first aid if needed.
|Degree(s):||A.A./B.A. QCC/QC Dual/Joint Liberal Arts & Sciences and Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)
|Job Outlook:||Employment of child care workers is expected to grow as fast as average through 2018. Most openings will be to replace those who return to school or leave the occupation and are expected to be in large numbers. Government spending on child care for pre-school children could lead to more jobs.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$18,000 to $23,000|
|Education Level:||The typical training required for this career is generally a High School Degree or GED Certificate.|
|Additional Training/Education:||Most employers require a high school diploma plus one year of training leading to a Child Development Associate Certificate. Courses of study include early childhood psychology, childhood education, child health, safety and nutrition, art-music-dance and drama for children, and ethical issues in human services.|
* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information .
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreementswith other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.