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.
Rio Salado (MCCCD)
Projected job openings through 2024
Maintain a safe play environment.
Dress children and change diapers.
Observe and monitor children's play activities.
Communicate with children's parents or guardians about daily activities, behaviors, and related issues.
Sanitize toys and play equipment.
Keep records on individual children, including daily observations and information about activities, meals served, and medications administered.
Support children's emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts.
Provide care for mentally disturbed, delinquent, or handicapped children.
Care for children in institutional setting, such as group homes, nursery schools, private businesses, or schools for the handicapped.
Operate in-house day-care centers within businesses.
Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.
Customer and Personal Service
Education and Training
Public Safety and Security
Behavioral Science and Human Services