MCC Campus(s):Penn Valley
Program Coordinator: Jennifer Copeland, 816-604-4208
Job Preparation:Student Employment Services;
Project Hire - job bank
Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and
child care institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing,
feeding, bathing, and overseeing play.
Sample of reported job titles: Child Care
Worker, Child Caregiver, Childcare Worker, Before and After School
Daycare Worker, Child Care Provider, Child Care Assistant, Childcare
Specialist, Daycare Aide, Playground Aide, Preschool Aide
Base salary and job outlook
- Median wages (2008): $9.12 hourly, $18,970 annual
- Employment (2006): 1,388,000 employees
- Projected growth (2008): Faster than average (14% to 20%)
- Projected need (2006-2016): 646,000 additional employees
- Assisting and Caring for Others - Providing personal
assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care
to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
- Thinking Creatively - Developing, designing, or creating new
applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including
- Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates -
Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by
telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
- Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships -
Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with
others, and maintaining them over time.
- Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from
all relevant sources.
- Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing
information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve
- Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing
specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your
- Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others - Handling
complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts,
or otherwise negotiating with others.
- Performing General Physical Activities - Performing physical
activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and
moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking,
stooping, and handling of materials.
- Training and Teaching Others - Identifying the educational
needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or
classes, and teaching or instructing others.