The child care aid provides direct care and supervision to toddlers. This means that you monitor the growth, learning, safety, feeding, and monitoring of the child. You must give attention to each child regardless of the number of children. Child care aides usually find employment in schools, officers, and homes. You will assist the parents or guardians in catering to the children's needs, from feeding and changing diapers, to preparing meals and providing toilet assistance. As a child care aide, you are responsible for any child that is left in your care. This is why some basic first aid and CPR skills are necessary for the job.
Some top-rated skills for the job include CPR, care, great communication skills, and the ability to create recreational activities and develop special learning programs for children. You can start with a high school diploma or major in courses like psychology and medical assisting services. Child care aides earn an average salary of $24,713.