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Early Education and Child Care: Molding Young Minds with Kind Hands

July 29,2010 by: Dallas Browne

There might be a lot of people who would say that we work for ourselves. However, when you check, you would find that there are a lot of people who would work not because they are paid but because they could help. People who work like these are people who chose a social service career than other things. In social services, one could be a helping hand in the hospital who would deal and process a patient’s paper documents without asking for money and of course there are those who help preschool teachers teach very young children how to read and write. These social workers are called early education and child care workers.

In the past years there has been an increase in the number of early education and child care workers who work for various institutions of the government. This is because of the increased number of immigrants entering the country and the want to the government to focus on children’s early education to eliminate any further future problems regarding the child’s academic education.

Being an early education and child care worker is challenging and requires a lot of patience since children in here are about 3 to 5 years old and still require attention. However, this is a very satisfying job since you would know that at the end of the day you helped make a young soul do better.

Early education and child care workers provide children with a specialist care. They are involved in monitoring, supervising and providing activities for children that would develop their various motor and intellectual skills. These activities would and should help a child make better choices and judgment even at an early age.

Early education and child care workers could earn a degree while teaching and helping children or they could be full time workers helping. Early education and child care workers must be patient, kind and caring so that the children would not have a hard time approaching them. They should also be cooperative since there would be other workers that they would be working with. They should be responsible enough to look after a bunch of 3 to 5 year old children. They should know how to communicate with children and should have at least an efficient knowledge on child psychology. Finally, they should know not just how to work with their fellow workers but also how to be with children.

Children are the future of a nation so developing children would be a very heavy task that we place on early education and child care workers since they are to teach basic learning skills to very young and innocent minds.


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