Child Care Provider Duties and Responsibilities
Job duties for child care providers vary based on the age of the children and the needs of the hiring company or parent. Based on job postings, the core duties for child care providers are universal regardless of these differing factors:
Child care providers monitor children at all times to stay aware of their physical and emotional needs and to maintain their constant safety.
Assist with Personal Tasks
They assist children with personal tasks such as eating, dressing, and using the restroom.
Child care providers maintain a regular schedule of meal times, nap times, and play times.
Keep Children Active
They also keep children engaged in fun learning activities and design daily activities and events for children.
Clean and Organize
Child care providers perform light housekeeping duties and keep all meal, nap, and activity areas clean and well-organized.
Consult with Parents
They regularly update parents and primary caregivers on their child’s development and of any observed problems children are having with socializing, learning, or physical activity.
Child care providers follow all curriculum guidelines of the hiring company and/or special rules as laid out by parents.
Assist with Homework
Child care providers assist school-age children with all homework and ensure that homework is properly completed before other activities begin.