Child Care Provider Salary
|Salary||$12,044 - $45,065|
|Total Pay (||$15,608 - $36,117|
|Hourly Rate||$7.95 - $15.11|
|Overtime||$9.93 - $20.18|
|Total Pay (||$15,608 - $36,117|
Job Description for Child Care Provider
Child care providers supervise children in a facility, providing education and keep them safe until the guardians return. These professionals must provide engaging activities that are age appropriate and promote appropriate behavior. Their typical day consists of welcoming the children in the morning and taking attendance, followed by directly working with the children for the remainder of the day; these interactions could include guided play, free play, education, and meals. At the end of the day, logs must be maintained to show exactly what the children did and if any educational progress was made; these logs are typically shared with the guardians when the children are picked up.Read More...
Child care providers usually work indoors, but often activities take place outdoors if the weather is appropriate. There is quite a bit of physical activity in this position, such as picking up children, running with them during play, and maintaining a high energy level to keep the children engaged. Occasionally, child care providers are expected to assist in medical emergencies as they occur. Safety must be at the forefront of providers' minds, and they must constantly evaluate the environment for potential safety concerns. Although child care providers work mainly with children, they also work with guardians and management.
Child care providers are generally required to have a high school diploma or equivalent, but an associate’s degree is often preferred. They must have recently completed proper safety training, which usually includes CPR and Child Care First Aid. Several years' experience working with children is required for any child care provider.
Child Care Provider Tasks
- Provide a safe, orderly environment in which children's needs (physical, emotional, social, etc.) are met effectively.
- Maintain appropriate documentation.
- Interact with other adults, including parents and fellow child care workers, on behalf of children.
- Contribute to facility's planning and administration.
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Popular Skills for Child Care Provider
Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Childhood Education, Cleaning, Activities for Children, and Curriculum Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include CPR and Curriculum Planning. Those proficient in Activities for Children are, more often than not, also skilled in Childhood Education.
Pay by Experience Level for Child Care Provider
Pay by Experience for a Child Care Provider has a positive trend. An entry-level Child Care Provider with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 165 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Child Care Provider with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 113 salaries. An experienced Child Care Provider which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 116 salaries. A Child Care Provider with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 42 salaries.
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