Role Of The Childcare Worker In The U.S

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Role Of The Childcare Worker In The U.S

  1. 1. IN THE UNITED STATES ROLE OF THE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR
  2. 2. Teachers Roles <ul><li>Plans/implements activities that promote social, physical, intellectual growth of children </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for care, hygiene, learning, developmental activities </li></ul><ul><li>Specialized programs </li></ul><ul><li>Redirection of children </li></ul><ul><li>Communicates directly with parents </li></ul>
  3. 3. Teachers Roles <ul><li>Maintains classroom records, cleanliness and orderliness </li></ul><ul><li>Provides care/support to children </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrates expected behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Delivers taking and keeping clients </li></ul><ul><li>Operational compliance </li></ul><ul><li>Quality program </li></ul><ul><li>Financial management </li></ul><ul><li>Escondito/California </li></ul>
  4. 4. Teachers in the classroom... <ul><li>Sing, play, dance, create </li></ul><ul><li>Set up playing and learning activities </li></ul><ul><li>Watch over children for their safety </li></ul><ul><li>Help children get dressed, eating, sleeping, and toileting </li></ul><ul><li>Place looks attractive to kids </li></ul><ul><li>Do simple first aid, if needed </li></ul><ul><li>Show good ways of playing and being social </li></ul>
  5. 5. Teachers must have/be... <ul><li>Good observational skills </li></ul><ul><li>Good at working with other people </li></ul><ul><li>Good at making smart decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Support and collaborate with team </li></ul><ul><li>Able to lift children/equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Willing to take responsibility </li></ul>
  6. 6. Teachers must have/be... <ul><li>Warm, nurturing, creative </li></ul><ul><li>Very patient </li></ul><ul><li>An active person </li></ul><ul><li>Self-starter </li></ul><ul><li>Excited about children’s development </li></ul><ul><li>Interested in children/parents </li></ul><ul><li>Groton, Minnesota </li></ul>
  7. 7. Training/Advancement <ul><li>Teachers continually update their skills to teach the latest technology </li></ul><ul><li>Some schools offer training in awareness/understanding of different cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Increased involvement in management decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Budget, textbooks, curriculum design, and teaching methods </li></ul>
  8. 8. Certifications <ul><li>All States require general education teachers to have a Bachelor’s degree </li></ul><ul><li>Approved teacher training program </li></ul><ul><li>Certain amounts of subject and education credits </li></ul><ul><li>Supervised practice teaching </li></ul>
  9. 9. Licensure <ul><li>50 States/District Columbia require public school teachers to be licensed </li></ul><ul><li>Granted by State Board of Education or licensure advisory committee </li></ul><ul><li>ECE’s can teach preschool-grade 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Some States require an ECE a BACHELOR’S degree in </li></ul><ul><li>Early Childhood Education </li></ul>
  10. 10. Licensure <ul><li>Some require an Associate Degree </li></ul><ul><li>Others require certification from CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE </li></ul><ul><li>Not required for private schools </li></ul>
  11. 11. Job Prospects Nature of Work <ul><li>Good to excellent (Baby boom generation) </li></ul><ul><li>Depends on locality, grade level, subject taught </li></ul><ul><li>Geographically mobile </li></ul><ul><li>Licensed to teach in more than one subject has an advantage in finding a job </li></ul><ul><li>Part-time schedule - Preschool/Kindergarten </li></ul><ul><li>Some districts have all day kindergartens </li></ul><ul><li>Some teachers teach 2 kindergarten classes </li></ul>
  12. 12. Wages <ul><li>Average Preschool Teachers Daycare setting - $9-$16 (25k-33k) </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning teachers with BA degree earned an average of 32k </li></ul><ul><li>Average wage of kindergartens, elementary, middle, secondary teachers range from 43k-49k (2006) </li></ul><ul><li>American Federation of Teachers/Nat’l Education Assn - Bargain salaries and hours </li></ul><ul><li>17% Preschool/Kindergarten teachers are union members </li></ul>
  13. 13. Bibliography <ul><li>http://zunal.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.jobisjob.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.cshic.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.jobisjob.com/groton-ma </li></ul><ul><li>www.bls.gov </li></ul>

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