Daycare Worker Elizabeth Potratz

Daily Tasks:

  • Supervise and monitor children so they're safe
  • Prepare/organize mealtimes and snacks for children
  • Help children keep good hygiene
  • Change diapers of infants and toddlers
  • Organize educational and interesting activities
  • Develop schedules and routines to have enough physical activity, rest, and playtime
  • Watch for emotional or developmental problems and tell parents
  • Record children's progress, routines, and interest

Work Schedule

  • Full-time or part-time year round usually Monday-Friday
  • Day cares are usually open from 6am-6pm so anytime between then
  • They shop for food/supplies, keep records, and clean

Salary

  • Around $20,320

Issues

  • Disobedience and bad behavior
  • Difficult parents
  • Stress from handling too many kids at once

Benefits

  • Possible medical insurance and retirement packages
  • 15 minute breaks every 2-3 hours
  • 30 minute lunch break from 8 hour shift

How They Help

  • Stimulate children's brains
  • Give a safe place for kids during the day
  • Feed kids
  • Give parents alone time for work or errands

Education

  • Minimum of high school diploma
  • Training in child development/early childhood education

Work Skills

  • Be a people person
  • Have patience
  • Handle stress well

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