Child Care Worker
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A child care worker is someone whose job is to care for children whose parents don’t have the time nor energy to care for their children themselves. So for this job, you would have to first of like children and it not matter their personality type, because you’ll probably have to deal with a lot of different ones.
Another thing is is that you’ll have to be creative, whether it be deciding what to do for the day or even down to what you're going to dress them in. And remember you’re working with children, typically ages 1 to say 6, so you have to be or seem full of spirit and enthusiasm. A helpful tip though, the more social you are the more inclined the child(ren) will like you, due to the fact that they are more people oriented.
In addition you have to be a person willing to change for the kid that you are working with so that you can ensure their well being and certainty of being placed in your care.
Most state require you to have a high school diploma, but some states don’t require any sort of diploma. Although one thing that is required at every state is a Child Development Associate certification from the Council for Professional Recognition.
Most of the times you don't actually come up with the scheduels yourself, you mearly follow what the parents have left for you.
Dressing the children
Serving them breakfast
For the older ones prepare them for school
Maybe a little play time to wake them up
After that maybe a highlight of the day activity such as taking them to the park, trip to the local library, or maybe just having story time indoors
Lunch should then be served
Typically after that nap time would commence
After nap time there is normally an easy activity, from drawing to dancing around to appropriate music
Then it’s dinner time, before the parents return home
It’s rare that you will have to stay the night, but at times you will have to stay late