Education / Training
A childcare worker is a professional who provides care and supervision for children, typically in settings such as daycare centers, preschools, or in private homes. Their role is multifaceted and involves a combination of ensuring the safety and well-being of children, facilitating their development, and providing educational and recreational activities.
The responsibilities of a childcare worker include developing and implementing educational programs, providing basic care needs for young children such as changing diapers, facilitating social interactions and play, supervising children and ensuring their health and safety.
|Instruct children in safe behavior
|Safety Awareness Calmness
|Remove hazards and develop appropriate boundaries and rules to create a safe environment for children.
|Safety Awareness Emotional Warmth and Understanding
|Model appropriate social behaviors and encourage concern for others to cultivate development of interpersonal relationships and communication skills.
|Observe and monitor children’s play activities.
|Safety Awareness Dutiful Teamplayer
|Identify signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring them to parents’ or guardians’ attention.
|Structured Caregiving Emotional Warmth and Understanding Dutiful Teamplayer
|Help develop or monitor teaching schedule.
|Structured Caregiving Dutiful Teamplayer
Soft skills measured by TraitForward
|No of Questions
|Cronbach’s alpha (α)
|Are they calm?
|Emotional Warmth and Understanding
|Are they compassionate?
|Are they cautious?
|Do they express themselves effectively?
|Do they have a desirable work ethic?
|Do they have moral values?
|Do they follow rules?
|Do they help others?
|Team Harmony Advocate
|Do they like being included in a group?
|Do they understand others?
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Source: US Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics
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