Professional child care workers are responsible for nurturing, supervising, teaching, and caring for small children and older children. As a child care worker you will make sure children are healthy, safe, and fed, while in your care either in a private household, child care center, or other place where children need care.
With an accredited educational program you will train to organize activities, implement stimulating physical, intellectual, emotional, and social growth activities. Coursework may include learning about children's interests, nutrition, self-esteem, discipline, child independence, and other skills. Student can even obtain certificates, diplomas, and degrees in child care online.
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With an education in child care you can become a professional child care worker spending time with a variety of children and playing an important role in their individual development. Students can obtain a diploma, certificate, or degree in child care, and may need to be licensed depending on various state laws. When looking to start a career as a child care provider you will need to learn communication, cognition skills, childhood psychology
, CPR, and more. With a degree or certificate you can prepare for a career as a nursery assistant, daycare manager, early childhood educator, child care assistant, and much more.
Nannies specialize in providing full or part time care for a variety of children in their employer's home or designated area. As a professional nanny you will be required to perform tasks such as tend to the children's needs, shopping, preparing bottles and food, changing diapers, supervising baths, educating and entertaining children, disciplining children, and other relevant tasks. With an accredited vocational educational program you can learn child psychology, family dynamics, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
, first aid, creative play, and other related coursework.
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Accrediting agencies like the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Educational Programs
offer full accreditation to educational programs that qualify. Ensuring that the school or college you choose to attend carries accreditation is an important part of making sure that you will receive a quality education.
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