Job Description: Child Care Workers take care of infants and young children, usually while the children's parents are at work or school. In some facilities they care for school-aged children before or after school. They work as assistants to teachers in child care centers, preschools, nursery schools and other child development facilities. Encouragement and support of the children is a major duty and so is maintaining discipline. Workers help children to be tolerant, patient and understanding of others. Workers also help keep the classroom neat and well-organized.
Wages - Statewide:
To give you an idea of how much you might earn, we have given you the average hourly wages and average yearly wages for this career throughout California. Wages can vary greatly in different parts of the State.
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Source: California Occupational Employment and Wage Data, 2010
An average of 3760 job openings will be available statewide per year. The number of openings includes both new jobs and replacement openings as workers leave the occupation.
Source: California Occupational Employment Projections 2008 - 2018