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Childcare Workers
District Of Columbia

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

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Currently Employed: 2,750

Projected Annual Job Openings: 130

Typical Hourly Wage: $12.13 - $18.20

Typical Annual Salary: $25,200 - $37,900

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Short-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • 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.
  • Provide care for mentally disturbed, delinquent, or handicapped children.
  • Sanitize toys and play equipment.
  • Keep records on individual children, including daily observations and information about activities, meals served, and medications administered.
  • 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.
  • Support children's emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Automobiles or cars
  • Emergency medical services first aid kits
  • Mobile phones
  • Notebook computers
  • Oral liquid medication syringes

Technology:
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Computer based training software
  • Internet browser software
  • Word processing software

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