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Careers in child care

Author: Marjorie Eberts; Margaret Gisler
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2008.
Series: McGraw Hill professional.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Eberts, Marjorie.
Careers in child care.
New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2008
(DLC) 2007010431
(OCoLC)85892429
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marjorie Eberts; Margaret Gisler
ISBN: 9780071594158 0071594159
OCLC Number: 183297064
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed Dec. 11, 2007).
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 232 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Child care careers, an introduction --
So many choices exist today for careers associated with children --
Finding the right child care career --
The current and future outlook for jobs --
Learning more about child care careers --
2. Learning all about children --
Checklist of expected listening skills --
Checklist of expected thinking skills --
Checklist of expected fine motor skills --
Checklist of expected social skills --
Checklist of expected self-help skills --
Checklist of expected self-esteem skills --
Checklist of expected speaking skills --
Checklist of expected prereading skills --
Checklist of expected math skills --
Checklist of expected gross motor skills --
How caregivers learn about children and their development --
3. Working in child care centers --
Child care workers are needed --
Many choices for working with children --
History of child care centers --
Ownership of child care centers --
Required skills for child care center workers --
Training in the United States --
Training in Canada --
Positions for child care workers --
Looking at child care center workers in the United States and Canada --
Salary and fringe benefits --
Employment outlook. 4. Caring for children in your home --
Required skills for at-home child caregivers --
Where to find help in setting up a family child care home --
Basic steps involved in starting a family child care home --
Sound business practices need to be followed --
Turning a home into a family child care home --
Family child care programs need to be educationally sound --
Marketing the family child care business --
Foster care home programs --
Another career possibility : group home care --
The rewards of caring for children in a home setting --
5. Working as a nanny --
Need for nannies skyrockets --
Nannies are not babysitters --
Prerequisites for being a nanny --
A nanny's duties --
On the job with a nanny --
Profile of a nanny --
Nanny code of conduct --
Nanny support groups --
Salary and fringe benefits --
What it takes to become a nanny --
Applying to a nanny school --
Finding employment as a nanny --
Three nannies tell about their backgrounds and first jobs --
The au pair experience --
The rewards of being a nanny --
6. Working as a babysitter --
Learning babysitting skills --
Babysitters need to be aware of how children develop --
The babysitter's responsibilities --
The business side of babysitting --
Helpful hints from a young babysitter --
Babysitters are important caregivers. 7. Educating children --
What it takes to be a teacher --
Children's first teachers --
Kindergarten teachers --
Elementary school teachers --
Middle school teachers --
Subject teachers in elementary school --
Salary and fringe benefits --
Unique benefits of being a teacher --
Employment outlook --
Getting a head start on becoming a teacher --
More jobs in education --
Applying for a job as a teacher --
The challenge of teaching --
8. Working with children in sports and recreation careers --
Helping children gain sports skills --
Where sports jobs are found --
How to become a sports instructor or coach --
What it takes to be a sports instructor or coach --
The life of a sports instructor --
More jobs for sports instructors --
Employment outlook and earnings --
Helping children gain recreation skills --
What it takes to be a recreation worker --
How to become a recreation worker --
Where the jobs in recreation are --
Employment outlook --
The benefits of a career in sports and recreation --
9. Keeping children healthy --
The story of pediatric medicine --
Education is a prerequisite for health care careers --
Employment outlook --
Pediatricians and pediatric nurses --
Children's dentistry --
Professionals who counsel children --
Speech-language pathologists --
The children's hospital as a workplace --
Child life specialists --
Health care professionals are held in high esteem. 10. Ensuring the welfare of children --
Social worker as a career --
Police officers in youth services --
Careers within the juvenile justice system --
the satisfaction of safeguarding children's welfare --
11. Introducing children to the world of arts and entertainment --
Careers with children and the arts --
Careers entertaining children --
Arts and entertainment careers are rewarding --
12. Additional careers working with children --
A new career area --
What being a children's librarian is like --
What being a children's photographer is like --
What being an employee in a children's museum is like --
What being a youth minister is like --
What being a salesperson in a children's retail store is like --
What being a creator of children's products is like --
What working with children and computers is like --
Still more jobs exist --
13. Searching for a job working with children --
The best areas to find jobs --
The best way to search for a job --
Creating the résumé that will attract attention --
Creating outstanding cover letters --
Doing one's best at an interview --
The actual interview --
Focusing on the future --
Appendix. Sources of additional information.
Series Title: McGraw Hill professional.
Other Titles: Child care
Responsibility: Marjorie Eberts and Margaret Gisler.
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