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    • Getting started: How to find the right job

      If working in a day care sounds like the perfect job, know that having prior child care experience will make you an attractive candidate, as will having certain certifications and safety training. From there, peruse the listings in your area to find centers that fit your skills.

    • 6 things to consider before pursuing a day care job

      6 things to consider before pursuing a day care job

      “When I was little, I loved taking care of kids who were littler than me,” says Angela Wolfe, owner of...

    • How to get a day care job

      How to get a day care job

      “Child care is really one of the hardest but also one of the most rewarding jobs,” says Angela Wolfe, owner...

    • How to write a day care resume to impress any director [with resume template]

      How to write a day care resume to impress any director [with resume template]

      If you’re applying for day care positions, listen up: “As child care educators, we want the most intelligent, organized and...

    • Interview: How to prepare and land the job

      Now that you’ve landed an interview, it’s time to shine! Before you arrive, review your resume and have a list of references. Know the answers to questions you’ll be asked about the job, and be ready to ask questions once you’ve seen the day care in person.

    • How to interview for day care jobs

      How to interview for day care jobs

      No matter how much experience you have working with children, owners and managers of day care centers will have a...

    • Day care jobs: How to determine if a child care center is right for you

      Day care jobs: How to determine if a child care center is right for you

      If you’re looking for a job at a day care center, you likely know there are plenty of options out...

    • Pay and benefits: Setting up for employment

      Now that you’ve received an offer, compare your pay to similar day care positions in the area to make sure it’s on par with what you’re expecting. Additionally, ask about benefits like health insurance and paid time off so you know what to expect if you accept the position.

    • How much to charge for child care

      How much to charge for child care

      Pay rates for child care providers can vary significantly by the job. Here's a breakdown of how much child care...

    • Easy ways for caregivers to negotiate for a higher pay rate, according to experts

      Easy ways for caregivers to negotiate for a higher pay rate, according to experts

      Even though your skills are needed, it’s likely you will still need to be smart when it comes to negotiating...

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