An Entry-Level Child Care Assistant earns an average wage of C$12.12 per hour.

C$10.63 - C$15.48
MEDIAN: C$11.96
Hourly Data C$0C$18
Hourly Rate C$10.63 - C$15.48
Hourly Tips C$0.15
Overtime C$18.61
Annual Data C$0C$32K
Bonus C$900
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
C$21,960 - C$32,033
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 101

Job Description for Child Care Assistant

Child care assistants provide oversight to children staying in a child care facility. They assist the primary child care teacher, helping promote the curriculum and work directly with children. Each day, these assistants may work individually with specific children or help the group as a whole (depending on the needs of the classroom). They report to the primary childcare teacher and are responsible for adhering to the local, state, and federal laws governing childcare. Typically, a child care assistant works in an indoor classroom environment, although there are often some outdoor activities. The specific duties required on a day-to-day basis vary by employer, size of the class, and different needs of the children. Generally, the child care assistant must help create an environment that promotes healthy growth and leads to positive development.


Child Care Assistant Tasks

  • Assist child care leads with activities and daily supervision of children.
  • Communicate concerns, problems and needs to supervisor.
  • Clean and organize facility.
  • Prepare and disseminate activity and lesson materials and supplies.

Child Care Assistant Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$24,978

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Child Care Assistant

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 60%