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CHILDCARE WORKER/STUDENT: Wants To Give Back & Be A Role Model For Kids

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Drew has a full-time job at an after-school Youth Enrichment Program at a public school district, working with kids from elementary grades through high school. He's also in school full-time, pursing a bachelor's degree in Human Development, and hopes to continue on for a master's degree in Counseling. Drew learned a lot from mentors as a child, and is now dedicated to helping kids and being a role model.

Degree: Human Development
Job Title: Childcare Worker/Student

Job Summary: Childcare Workers

Job Description

Childcare workers care for children when parents and other family members are unavailable. They care for children's basic needs, such as bathing and feeding. In addition, some help children prepare for kindergarten, and many help older children with homework.

On-the-Job Training

None

Additional Info

Many states require childcare centers, including those in private homes, to be licensed. To qualify for licensure, staff must pass a background check, have a complete record of immunizations, and meet a minimum training requirement.

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the Child Development Associate (CDA).

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$15,000 - $25,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
15 to 25 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Part-time, Full-time, Varies Widely
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Outdoor, Indoor, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Patience, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Strength/stamina, People skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Recommended majors
Recommended Majors
Education
Children Services
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m='15760'>helping</span> <span m='17000'>adolescents.</span> <span m='20180'>I</span> <span m='20600'>want</span> <span m='20740'>to</span> <span m='20780'>be</span> <span m='20880'>a</span> <span m='20940'>counselor.</span> <span m='21960'>That's</span> <span m='22220'>what</span> <span m='22430'>I</span> <span m='22530'>want</span> <span m='22690'>to</span> <span m='22730'>get</span> <span m='22830'>my</span> <span m='22950'>degree</span> <span m='23310'>in.</span> </p><p><span m='23570'>After</span> <span m='23740'>I</span> <span m='23800'>get</span> <span m='23980'>my</span> <span m='24570'>human</span> <span m='24770'>development</span> <span m='25170'>degree,</span> <span m='25400'>I</span> <span m='25440'>want</span> <span m='25750'>to</span> <span m='26180'>get</span> <span m='26270'>my</span> <span m='26350'>master's</span> <span m='26820'>in</span> <span m='26930'>counseling.</span> <span m='28240'>I just</span> <span m='28410'>like</span> <span m='28590'>listening</span> <span m='28950'>to</span> <span m='29010'>people</span> <span m='29450'>and</span> <span m='29600'>listening</span> <span m='29910'>to</span> <span m='29980'>their</span> <span m='30130'>problems.</span> <span m='30660'>So</span> <span m='32540'>that's</span> <span m='33370'>why</span> <span m='33590'>I</span> <span m='33770'>do</span> <span m='33980'>what</span> <span m='34050'>I</span> <span m='34120'>do.</span> </p><p><span m='34330'>I</span> <span m='34430'>work</span> <span m='34660'>with</span> <span m='34790'>kids.</span> <span m='35360'>I</span> <span m='35550'>work</span> <span m='35720'>for</span> <span m='35810'>YEP,</span> <span m='36390'>Youth</span> <span m='36510'>Enrichment</span> <span m='36940'>Program</span> <span m='37290'>for</span> <span m='37390'>the</span> <span m='37600'>Hayward</span> <span m='37730'>Unified</span> <span m='38070'>School</span> <span m='38290'>District.</span> <span m='38970'>It's an</span> <span m='39260'>after-school</span> <span m='39800'>program,</span> <span m='40630'>where</span> <span m='41370'>we</span> <span m='41490'>just</span> <span m='43080'>take</span> <span m='43250'>care</span> <span m='43400'>of kids</span> <span m='43680'>after</span> <span m='43920'>school--</span> <span m='44270'>middle</span> <span m='44480'>school,</span> <span m='45730'>elementary,</span> <span m='46350'>and</span> <span m='46650'>all the way</span> <span m='46890'>through</span> <span m='47040'>high</span> <span m='47190'>school.</span> <span m='47710'>We provide</span> <span m='47860'>programs</span> <span m='48370'>for</span> <span m='48490'>them</span> <span m='49215'>and</span> <span m='49490'>stuff</span> <span m='49600'>to</span> <span m='49700'>do</span> <span m='49980'>so.</span> <span m='52770'>Yeah.</span> <span m='53150'>That's what</span> <span m='53530'>I like to</span> <span m='53740'>do.</span> </p><p><span m='54430'>My</span> <span m='54520'>basic</span> <span m='54830'>day.</span> <span m='56040'>I</span> <span m='56150'>get</span> <span m='56340'>up at</span> <span m='56710'>about</span> <span m='57700'>8</span> <span m='58140'>o'clock,</span> <span m='58570'>8:30,</span> <span m='60350'>no</span> <span m='60790'>7:00,</span> <span m='61910'>about</span> <span m='61990'>7:30.</span> <span m='63570'>And</span> <span m='64370'>I</span> <span m='64519'>go</span> <span m='64720'>to</span> <span m='64769'>work.</span> <span m='65190'>I have to</span> <span m='65250'>be</span> <span m='65390'>there</span> <span m='65580'>by</span> <span m='65730'>9:00.</span> <span m='67560'>And</span> <span m='67720'>then</span> <span m='67860'>I</span> <span m='67920'>work</span> <span m='68320'>half</span> <span m='68530'>the</span> <span m='68620'>day,</span> <span m='69190'>all</span> <span m='69330'>the</span> <span m='69390'>way</span> <span m='69500'>until</span> <span m='69610'>about</span> <span m='69870'>1</span> <span m='70020'>o'clock.</span> </p><p><span m='70430'>And</span> <span m='70550'>then</span> <span m='70890'>from</span> <span m='71320'>about</span> <span m='71540'>1:00</span> <span m='71770'>to</span> <span m='71860'>2:30,</span> <span m='72350'>I</span> <span m='72380'>have</span> <span m='72540'>a</span> <span m='72580'>break</span> <span m='72860'>period.</span> <span m='73145'>And</span> <span m='73430'>I</span> <span m='73530'>come</span> <span m='73670'>up</span> <span m='73810'>here</span> <span m='74060'>to school.</span> <span m='75806'>I get</span> <span m='76190'>all</span> <span m='76350'>the</span> <span m='76420'>studying,</span> <span m='77060'>the</span> <span m='77190'>reading,</span> <span m='77530'>in</span> <span m='77770'>that</span> <span m='77900'>I</span> <span m='77970'>can,</span> <span m='80360'>whatever</span> <span m='80980'>homework,</span> <span m='81490'>small</span> <span m='81790'>quizzes,</span> <span m='82220'>that I</span> <span m='82340'>can</span> <span m='82510'>finish.</span> <span m='82970'>And</span> <span m='83090'>then</span> <span m='83230'>after</span> <span m='83490'>that,</span> <span m='84190'>I</span> <span m='84370'>go</span> <span m='84490'>back</span> <span m='84780'>to</span> <span m='85050'>the</span> <span m='85150'>second</span> <span m='85430'>half</span> <span m='85700'>of</span> <span m='85780'>my</span> <span m='85940'>job.</span> <span m='86840'>And</span> <span m='88090'>I'm</span> <span m='88310'>there</span> <span m='88580'>until</span> <span m='88720'>about</span> <span m='88960'>6</span> <span m='89160'>o'clock.</span> </p><p><span m='89970'>And</span> <span m='90370'>after</span> <span m='90590'>that,</span> <span m='90970'>I</span> <span m='91130'>come</span> <span m='91410'>back</span> <span m='91760'>up</span> <span m='91900'>here</span> <span m='92090'>to</span> <span m='92150'>school.</span> <span m='92700'>Fortunately,</span> <span m='93430'>they're</span> <span m='93640'>not</span> <span m='93840'>too</span> <span m='93950'>far</span> <span m='94190'>apart.</span> <span m='95030'>But</span> <span m='95180'>I</span> <span m='95250'>go</span> <span m='95610'>back</span> <span m='96000'>up here to</span> <span m='96080'>school.</span> <span m='96540'>And</span> <span m='96720'>I</span> <span m='96770'>work</span> <span m='96990'>on</span> <span m='97140'>more</span> <span m='98340'>homework,</span> <span m='98880'>more</span> <span m='99340'>studying,</span> <span m='99950'>more</span> <span m='100140'>whatever</span> <span m='100380'>it</span> <span m='100440'>is.</span> <span m='100560'>And</span> <span m='100650'>I</span> <span m='100720'>do</span> <span m='100870'>that</span> <span m='101540'>Monday</span> <span m='102470'>through</span> <span m='102730'>Friday.</span> </p><p><span m='103350'>And</span> <span m='104650'>usually,</span> <span m='105270'>I'm</span> <span m='105570'>up</span> <span m='105760'>at</span> <span m='105940'>school,</span> <span m='107390'>my</span> <span m='107550'>day</span> <span m='108020'>doesn't end</span> <span m='108350'>until</span> <span m='108700'>about</span> <span m='109400'>9:30</span> <span m='110540'>at</span> <span m='110680'>the</span> <span m='110790'>earliest</span> <span m='111500'>or</span> <span m='111620'>9</span> <span m='111860'>o'clock</span> <span m='112210'>at</span> <span m='112300'>the</span> <span m='112390'>earliest.</span> <span m='113260'>And</span> <span m='113410'>then</span> <span m='113540'>I</span> <span m='113620'>go</span> <span m='113740'>home.</span> <span m='114100'>And then</span> <span m='114260'>I</span> <span m='114340'>relax</span> <span m='114640'>and</span> <span m='115003'>eat.</span> <span m='116040'>So</span> <span m='116350'>that's</span> <span m='116570'>what</span> <span m='116890'>my</span> <span m='117100'>day</span> <span m='117300'>looks like.</span> <span m='117770'>It's very</span> <span m='118000'>full.</span> </p><p><span m='118590'>My</span> <span m='119190'>path</span> <span m='119590'>to</span> <span m='119710'>get</span> <span m='119960'>here.</span> <span m='122590'>I</span> <span m='122940'>don't</span> <span m='123370'>really</span> <span m='123740'>know</span> <span m='124170'>to be</span> <span m='124260'>honest</span> <span m='124510'>with</span> <span m='124600'>you.</span> <span m='127010'>I</span> <span m='127180'>went</span> <span m='127380'>to</span> <span m='127490'>church.</span> <span m='127795'>I've</span> <span m='128100'>been</span> <span m='129270'>involved</span> <span m='129570'>in</span> <span m='129639'>church</span> <span m='129860'>for</span> <span m='129940'>a</span> <span m='129979'>long</span> <span m='130150'>time.</span> <span m='131950'>And</span> <span m='132250'>I</span> <span m='133040'>was</span> <span m='133300'>really</span> <span m='133570'>cool</span> <span m='133870'>with</span> <span m='133990'>the</span> <span m='134100'>kids</span> <span m='134490'>there.</span> <span m='134790'>And I</span> <span m='134870'>liked</span> <span m='135310'>talking</span> <span m='135690'>to</span> <span m='135770'>them</span> <span m='137020'>and</span> <span m='137120'>just</span> <span m='137280'>hanging</span> <span m='137550'>out</span> <span m='137730'>with</span> <span m='137930'>them.</span> </p><p><span m='138800'>And</span> <span m='139390'>this</span> <span m='139500'>was</span> <span m='139850'>when</span> <span m='139960'>I</span> <span m='140010'>was,</span> <span m='140400'>maybe,</span> <span m='140710'>15,</span> <span m='141046'>16,</span> <span m='141720'>17</span> <span m='142190'>years</span> <span m='142380'>old.</span> <span m='144360'>And</span> <span m='144480'>from</span> <span m='144640'>there,</span> <span m='146250'>after</span> <span m='146890'>my</span> <span m='147010'>junior</span> <span m='147270'>year of</span> <span m='147530'>high</span> <span m='147730'>school,</span> <span m='148040'>I</span> <span m='148130'>volunteered</span> <span m='148600'>for</span> <span m='148700'>the</span> <span m='148770'>YMCA.</span> <span m='149720'>And</span> <span m='150140'>I</span> <span m='150640'>did</span> <span m='150790'>the</span> <span m='150870'>same</span> <span m='151300'>thing,</span> <span m='151790'>just having</span> <span m='151970'>that</span> <span m='152180'>relationship</span> <span m='152360'>with</span> <span m='152610'>kids</span> <span m='152920'>and</span> <span m='153230'>just</span> <span m='153590'>being</span> <span m='153840'>a</span> <span m='153930'>cool</span> <span m='154400'>little</span> <span m='154730'>role</span> <span m='154990'>model</span> <span m='155310'>for</span> <span m='155420'>them,</span> <span m='156570'>something</span> <span m='156720'>that</span> <span m='156880'>I</span> <span m='157010'>had</span> <span m='157280'>in</span> <span m='157340'>my</span> <span m='157440'>life</span> <span m='158170'>that</span> <span m='158570'>I</span> <span m='159000'>think</span> <span m='159550'>impacts</span> <span m='160060'>kids</span> <span m='160290'>a</span> <span m='160350'>lot.</span> </p><p><span m='160680'>So</span> <span m='160760'>I</span> <span m='160810'>wanted</span> <span m='161090'>to</span> <span m='161180'>be</span> <span m='161430'>that.</span> <span m='162080'>And</span> <span m='162940'>I</span> <span m='163000'>guess</span> <span m='163260'>so</span> <span m='163410'>I'm now</span> <span m='163630'>answering</span> <span m='164040'>the</span> <span m='164330'>question,</span> <span m='164420'>now that</span> <span m='164480'>I'm</span> <span m='164690'>thinking</span> <span m='164830'>about</span> <span m='165080'>it.</span> <span m='165410'>But</span> <span m='165600'>I</span> <span m='165630'>wanted</span> <span m='165900'>to</span> <span m='165960'>be</span> <span m='166170'>that</span> <span m='166650'>to other</span> <span m='166860'>kids.</span> <span m='167460'>And</span> <span m='168166'>so</span> <span m='168520'>I</span> <span m='168795'>took</span> <span m='169070'>an</span> <span m='169370'>interest</span> <span m='169670'>in</span> <span m='169740'>that.</span> <span m='169980'>I</span> <span m='170280'>eventually got</span> <span m='170500'>hired</span> <span m='170800'>at</span> <span m='170870'>the</span> <span m='170930'>YMCA.</span> <span m='172970'>And from</span> <span m='173150'>there,</span> <span m='173400'>it</span> <span m='173440'>just</span> <span m='174330'>kept</span> <span m='174490'>going</span> <span m='174800'>into</span> <span m='175340'>more</span> <span m='175950'>opportunities.</span> </p><p><span m='177410'>What</span> <span m='177540'>I</span> <span m='177600'>wish</span> <span m='177830'>I</span> <span m='177910'>knew</span> <span m='178370'>when</span> <span m='178690'>I</span> <span m='178970'>was</span> <span m='179140'>younger</span> <span m='179550'>was</span> <span m='180120'>pretty</span> <span m='180370'>much</span> <span m='180580'>that</span> <span m='180890'>I</span> <span m='181050'>didn't</span> <span m='181820'>know</span> <span m='182020'>what</span> <span m='182150'>I</span> <span m='182230'>thought</span> <span m='182480'>I</span> <span m='182580'>knew.</span> <span m='184060'>At</span> <span m='184180'>a</span> <span m='184200'>young</span> <span m='184440'>age,</span> <span m='185730'>especially</span> <span m='185860'>at</span> <span m='186000'>17,</span> <span m='186930'>I</span> <span m='187440'>thought</span> <span m='187740'>I</span> <span m='187920'>had</span> <span m='188280'>everything</span> <span m='188880'>figured</span> <span m='189180'>out,</span> <span m='189963'>like,</span> <span m='190650'>yeah,</span> <span m='191180'>I'm</span> <span m='191670'>me.</span> <span m='191990'>And</span> <span m='192360'>I</span> <span m='192510'>know</span> <span m='192760'>what's</span> <span m='192960'>going</span> <span m='193230'>on.</span> </p><p><span m='193530'>But</span> <span m='193870'>just</span> <span m='194190'>between</span> <span m='196210'>the</span> <span m='196310'>age</span> <span m='196460'>of</span> <span m='196550'>18</span> <span m='197250'>all</span> <span m='197600'>the</span> <span m='197690'>way</span> <span m='197990'>to</span> <span m='198090'>about</span> <span m='198440'>20--</span> <span m='198910'>well,</span> <span m='199380'>I'm</span> <span m='199850'>25</span> <span m='200320'>now--</span> <span m='201610'>I've</span> <span m='202060'>learned</span> <span m='202690'>so</span> <span m='202940'>much</span> <span m='203410'>and</span> <span m='203600'>just</span> <span m='203820'>experienced</span> <span m='204380'>so</span> <span m='204500'>much</span> <span m='204830'>that</span> <span m='205830'>you</span> <span m='206050'>look</span> <span m='206250'>back</span> <span m='206690'>and</span> <span m='206800'>you</span> <span m='206920'>realize</span> <span m='207350'>that</span> <span m='209230'>there's</span> <span m='209450'>a</span> <span m='209530'>lot</span> <span m='209910'>to</span> <span m='210020'>learn.</span> <span m='210900'>And</span> <span m='211330'>I've</span> <span m='211990'>grown</span> <span m='212360'>from</span> <span m='212520'>that.</span> <span m='212750'>And</span> <span m='212920'>I</span> <span m='212970'>think</span> <span m='213260'>that's</span> <span m='213490'>something</span> <span m='213800'>if you</span> <span m='214050'>can</span> <span m='214240'>recognize</span> <span m='214900'>at</span> <span m='215010'>a</span> <span m='215040'>young</span> <span m='215360'>age,</span> <span m='216630'>it will</span> <span m='217170'>help</span> <span m='217500'>you.</span> <span m='218450'>It will</span> <span m='218530'>help</span> <span m='218820'>you</span> <span m='219910'>develop.</span> <span m='220610'>And</span> <span m='220930'>it will</span> <span m='221060'>help</span> <span m='221350'>you</span> <span m='221560'>be</span> <span m='221970'>more</span> <span m='222210'>willing</span> <span m='222620'>to</span> <span m='223050'>learn.</span> <span m='223882'>And</span> <span m='225130'>I</span> <span m='225800'>think</span> <span m='225950'>that's</span> <span m='226170'>a</span> <span m='226250'>good</span> <span m='226550'>thing.</span> </p>","file":{"id":302360,"video_id":"2775721260001","name":"1328-Drew-HumanDevelCollege1","duration":227115,"thumbnail_url":null}});