Childcare Workers

by: Star Venery

What do childcare workers do?

Childcare workers take care of children while parents or any other family members are unavailable. Childcare workers care for children's basic needs, such as feeding and bathing. Also, some Childcare workers help prepare children for preschool or kindergarden or help older kids with homework.

Work Enviorment?

Childcare workers care for children in childcare centers, homes of children in their care, or their own homes. They may work full time, but part-time and irregular hours are more common.

How to become a childcare worker?

Education and training requirements vary by setting, state, & employer. They range from less than a highschool diploma to an early childhood education certificate.


Childcare workers get pain an average of $9.38 per hour and $19,510 per year.

Job Outlook?

Employment of childcare workers is projected to grow 14% from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as average.

Similar Occupations?

Kindergarden & Elementary school teachers

Preschool teachers

Teacher assistants

Special Education teachers

Preschool and Childcare center directors