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In order to work with young children and provide the care they need, you will need to possess certain characteristics and traits. By entering this field you will work with infants and toddlers, as well as school aged and disabled children. Training for a career in child care can require that you possess an associate, bachelor, master or even doctoral level degree. In addition to training you will need to have certain characteristics that are beneficial to the field. Possessing the right qualities and traits can help you pursue a successful career in child care.

As a child care professional you will care for, teach, and supervise children of all ages in private households, child care centers, and schools. Teaching, feeding, bathing, playing, and transporting are all tasks that child care providers may be required to complete. In order to do these things, you must possess specific characteristics. Traits that may be beneficial to your success can include:
  • friendly demeanor
  • patience
  • kindness
  • good communication
  • high energy
  • empathy
These characteristics and others can be combined with the knowledge and skills obtained through higher educational training. This combination will allow you to enter into a successful career working with and supervising children. Your individual personality and qualities will help decide if a career in child care is right for you.

If you possess the right traits and qualities you can enter a career as a preschool teacher, nanny, Au Pair, babysitter, psychologist, or child care worker. In order to enter into these careers individuals will need to obtain the appropriate training and have the right qualities. If you have a ISFJ (Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging), ISFP (Introverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving), ESFJ (Extraverted Sensing Feeling Judging), or ESFP (Extraverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving) personality type, then a career in child care may be right for you. These personalities have the traits that are needed when it comes to caring for others.

By enrolling in an accredited college or school that offers child care degree programs, you can prepare for your desired future. The necessary traits and qualities will vary depending on the career you choose to pursue and the level of educational training you complete. By possessing characteristics and traits that are beneficial you can succeed and pursue the career you long for. Additional information regarding these professions and areas of study can be obtained by contacting an accredited training program and requesting further information.

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