Child Care Specialist Job Description

A Child Care Specialist is a person who provides direct care to children and is responsible for implementing lesson plans and supervising the children in their care.

A Child Care Specialist is in charge of children’s day to day activities, which include feeding the children, providing a safe environment for the children to play, and physically changing diapers and washing the children’s clothes.

A Child Care Specialist also works with parents and organizes the daily activities of the children in their care.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for Child Care Specialist to help us care for our children. We need someone who is experienced in child care and can help us with our children's needs.

Child Care Specialist Duties:

  • Oversee operations of child care facilities
  • Establish childcare programs and schedules
  • Develop employee training
  • Identify and recruit qualified teachers and staff
  • Review and investigate childcare concerns, investigate accidents, and respond to complaints
  • Manage and implement health and safety standards
  • Develop staff training and development programs
  • Identify and implement new childcare programs
  • Provide support and consultation to the staff and parents

Child Care Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Provide child care, supervision, and support to children ages 2 to 12 enrolled in programs
  • Work closely with the program director and instructors to ensure that children and instructors are safe, happy, and well cared for
  • Supervise children during all program activities, including field trips, art, acting, drama, music, gym, cooking, and group games
  • Maintain record-keeping and inventory records for supplies and materials, and ensure registers are filled and billing is accurately processed
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment for children and staff, and ensure that all equipment and supplies are in good working order
  • Prepare letters, reports, and correspondence as needed
  • Protect the confidentiality of clients' personal information and keep accurate records of all transactions
  • Perform other child care-related duties as requested by the program director

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years experience in child care
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to identify educational and developmental needs of children
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with parents, staff, and other child care professionals
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of early childhood curriculum

[Company Name] is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as a team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals.

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