Job Title: Day Care Provider
Type of Company: Caring for children under three years old.
Education: High School Graduate
Previous Experience: I've been a mother thirty years and a daycare provider for thirty years. I started when my children were little so I could work in the home.
Job Tasks: My responsibilities are to provide loving care to children under the age of three.
A typical day would be to welcome the children and parents when they arrive and briefly ask how the child is and if there is anything I should know about their night or morning previous to arriving.
I then offer the children breakfast and make sure that they are full. After breakfast I line up chairs and we have story time which lasts about 30 minutes. Sometimes we will also include feltboard stories or singing time. During this time we go over color recognition. If I have an infant to care for, this would be the time that he would nap.
After morning naps, we have potty time and change diapers. Snacks are proffered and bottles are given.
In the wintertime, when we are housebound, we have a craft time or "Project". The children do many different activities like, color, glue, paint, play dough, markers, stickers etc.
If the weather is nice we go outside and play in the back yard and then go for a walk in the cart around the neighborhood.
Lunch is offered and then they watch a program on TV that is age-appropriate.
Before afternoon nap they are diapered and given bottles. Nap is usually about two and a half hours.
They wake up and we potty, change diapers, have a snack and play until parents come to pick them up.
Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best parts are greeting the kids in the morning and having story and singing time. I love to read and sing with little children. And of course nap time is wonderful because I get a break.
The worst time is lunch because it is hectic and I have to attend to many needs at the same time.
Job Tips: You have to love children. It's not hard to get licensed through the state. It's a small fee and they pay you a visit to make sure that you are within regulation. There are classes that you need to attend during the year but they are helpful. Make sure that you have a written contract and that the parents sign to insure that you are all on the same page.
Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab. .
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school
There's still time to apply to Grand Canyon University and pursue your education. Learn more today!
Concordia University, Nebraska offers accredited Master of Education and Master of Science degree programs online to help advance your career and become a transformative leader.
Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017
Earn your degree or diploma on your schedule and succeed at Ashworth College.
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's Online Master's Programs
At Saint Mary's, we take pride in offering online graduate degrees designed to complement the schedules of working adults like you. Get an affordable, convenient education from a top-ranked university that's grounded in real-world applications.
Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.
The inside stories from people actually working in the field.
Click a story title to show the story, and click the title again to hide it.
Career Stories are concise, real-world career overviews written by people relating their personal career experiences and wisdom. They provide invaluable insights and mentoring advice to students and career changers.
Most stories include:
Please also see our detailed information about Preschool And Child Care Administrators, including: