Attends to children at schools, businesses, private households, and child care institutions. Performs a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play.
This career is part of the Human Services cluster Early Childhood Development and Services pathway.
A person in this career:
- Maintains a safe play environment.
- Dresses children and changes diapers.
- Observes and monitors children's play activities.
- Communicates with children's parents or guardians about daily activities, behaviors, and related issues.
- Keeps records on individual children, including daily observations and information about activities, meals served, and medications administered.
- Sanitizes toys and play equipment.
- Supports children's emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts.
- Identifies signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and brings them to parents' or guardians' attention.
- Assists in preparing food and serving meals and refreshments to children.
- Instructs children in health and personal habits, such as eating, resting, and toilet habits.
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