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CHILDCARE WORKERS
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Occupation Description:
 
  Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and childcare institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play. Excludes "Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education" (25-2011) and "Teacher Assistants" (25-9041).
 
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  Specialized Occupations:
 
 
  * Nannies (ONET code: 39-9011.01)
 
Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Support children's emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts.
  • Care for children in institutional setting, such as group homes, nursery schools, private businesses, or schools for the handicapped.
  • Sanitize toys and play equipment.
  • Discipline children and recommend or initiate other measures to control behavior, such as caring for own clothing and picking up toys and books.
  • Identify signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring them to parents' or guardians' attention.
  • Observe and monitor children's play activities.
  • Keep records on individual children, including daily observations and information about activities, meals served, and medications administered.
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Short-term on-the-job training (short demonstration up to one month)
 
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License Authority for Child Day Care Provider - Group Day Care Home:  (License details)
 
  Department of Public Health
Health Care Systems Branch
Practitioner Licensing & Investigations Section
410 Capitol Avenue
P.O.Box 340308
Hartford, CT   006134 -00308
(860) 509-7603
email: olpc.dph@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/dph/license

 
License Authority for Child Day Care Provider - Child Day Care Center:  (License details)
 
  Department of Public Health
Health Care Systems Branch
Practitioner Licensing & Investigations Section
410 Capitol Avenue
P.O.Box 340308
Hartford, CT   006134 -00308
(860) 509-7603
email: olpc.dph@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/dph/license

 
License Authority for Child Day Care Assistant (Family Day Care Home):  (License details)
 
  Department of Public Health
Health Care Systems Branch
Practitioner Licensing & Investigations Section
410 Capitol Avenue
P.O.Box 340308
Hartford, CT   006134 -00308
(860) 509-7603
email: olpc.dph@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/dph/license

 
License Authority for Child Day Care Substitute (Family Day Care Home):  (License details)
 
  Department of Public Health
Health Care Systems Branch
Practitioner Licensing & Investigations Section
410 Capitol Avenue
P.O.Box 340308
Hartford, CT   006134 -00308
(860) 509-7603
email: olpc.dph@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/dph/license

 
License Authority for Child Day Care Provider - Family Day Care Home:  (License details)
 
  Department of Public Health
Health Care Systems Branch
Practitioner Licensing & Investigations Section
410 Capitol Avenue
P.O.Box 340308
Hartford, CT   006134 -00308
(860) 509-7603
email: olpc.dph@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/dph/license

 
License Authority for Foster Parent:  (License details)
 
  Department of Children and Families
Office of Foster Care Services
505 Hudson Street
Hartford, CT   006106
(888) 550-6301
email: blandina.kelly@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/dcf

 
Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $26,028.00 $12.51 $10.43 $10.25 - $13.77
Bridgeport/Stamford $26,234.00 $12.61 $10.56 $10.42 - $13.78
Danbury $26,501.00 $12.74 $10.45 $10.32 - $14.20
Hartford $25,299.00 $12.16 $10.19 $9.98 - $13.17
New Haven $27,281.00 $13.12 $10.58 $10.52 - $14.71
New London/Norwich $24,559.00 $11.80 $10.06 $9.95 - $12.78
Waterbury $25,617.00 $12.32 $10.38 $10.21 - $13.74
Torrington $26,840.00 $12.90 $10.58 $10.49 - $14.53
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2014 2024
State of Connecticut 17,990 20,210 1.1% 753
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow faster than average, and the number of annual openings will offer excellent job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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