What do you do?
Run a childcare facility
Advantages and disadvantages of this job
Good hours with a break in the middle of the day.
I like kids.
This is an excellent pioneer job!
I work from 6 till 8 and 3 till 7.
The pay is good and the hours are ideal.
This job is:
35 hours a week.
How many hours a week is this job?
More than 20 hours a week
When do you work?
Early mornings
After School
How much control do you have over your work schedule?
None
Could I bring my child or pet to work?
Babies are OK
Older children are OK
Do you have to own a car?
No
Work environment
Mostly inside
Is there anything to be aware of in the environment?
Kids are contagious
Is there a dress code?
No
How do you dress?
Casual, Professional
How do you dress for work?
Professional looking
Is this job:
Both Fast-paced and Relaxed
Level of Responsibility
High (It is really important that you are there when scheduled. What you do is important and there is no one else to take care of it if you’re not there.)
Is this job physically demanding?
On your feet all day
Have to lift heavy things
Co-Workers
Work with just a few people
Management
You mostly work independently.
How much initiative and/or authority do you have?
I run the program but I have a supervisor.
What does this job pay entry level?
$11.00
What could it pay later?
$18.00
Are there bonuses for working holidays?
I get paid time off for holidays
Do you have to go to school to get this job?
Yes, it is required.
What kind of school teaches this job?
Child Care Credentials Blue Ridge Community College
Continuing Education
Continuing Education for License Renewal
How long do you have to go to school to learn this job?
6 months
Is any kind of Certification available?
Certification is required.
Do you have to pass a background test?
Checking for criminal record
Reference check
Security test
Drug test
What previous experience would help?
Babysitting
I started by working at this after school care center, then as a Group Leader. I knew this was something I enjoyed and was good at, so I took the 6-month course and was promoted.
What practical skills do you need?
Enjoy talking to people
Empathetic
Is Continuing Education required?
Yes
Benefits
medical and dental coverage
pension
401(k) savings
Location
This job could be done anywhere.
Director at a Child Care Facility

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