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What is a day care job description?

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a day care job description would typically include the following responsibilities of the potential employee: care for children's basic needs, such as feeding snacks and meals, assisting with homework or school preparation activities and providing supervised care in a childcare center.

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ONET Online describes a day care job as including the ability of the potential employee to maintain the safety of the children, dress and change diapers (for young children), supervise children at all times, maintain communication with caregivers, clean and sanitize day care including toys and play equipment, keep necessary records and support the emotional, social and life skills development of children.

Some of the skills and abilities that ONET Online includes in the description of a childcare worker or day care worker include good communication skills, time management skills, critical thinking, active listening, decision making, monitoring, observational skills, selective attention and problem solving skills. Additionally, a job description could include how much an employee would participate in teamwork, the level of contact with others (such as parents), the extent to which an employee would be spending time outside and the level of physical activity necessary, as well as how independent the worker will need to be in terms of structure, schedule and decision making.

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