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CHILDCARE WORKERS
 
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 “Teaching Assistants, Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and Secondary School, Except Special Education” (25-9042).
 
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  Specialized Occupations:
 
 
  * Nannies (ONET code: 39-9011.01)
 
Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Maintain a safe play environment.
  • Observe and monitor children's play activities.
  • Communicate with children's parents or guardians about daily activities, behaviors, and related issues.
  • 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.
  • Dress children and change diapers.
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Short-term on-the-job training (short demonstration up to one month)
 
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Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $32,739.00 $15.73 $13.81 $14.52 - $15.64
Bridgeport/Stamford $34,764.00 $16.72 $14.73 $15.15 - $16.21
Danbury $30,297.00 $14.56 $13.06 $12.91 - $14.98
Hartford $31,193.00 $15.00 $13.58 $14.52 - $15.10
New Haven $31,918.00 $15.35 $13.53 $14.41 - $15.19
New London/Norwich $31,587.00 $15.19 $13.37 $14.26 - $15.60
Waterbury $35,564.00 $17.10 $13.73 $14.48 - $14.98
Torrington $32,024.00 $15.39 $13.21 $12.79 - $15.38
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2020 2030
State of Connecticut 11,730 13,130 0.1% 1,844
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow about as fast as 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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