Qualifications for a Day Care Teacher

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Qualifications for a day care teacher include being at least 18 years of age, having a minimum of a high school diploma or a GED, and sometimes having at least six credit hours of college-level coursework. Qualify to be a day care teacher or director with advice from a day care owner and operator in this free video on child care facilities.

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Hi my name is Veronica with mywigglesandgiggles.com and I would like to share with you some qualifications for a day care teacher. So some of the basic qualifications for a director would be that you are 21 and up with a CDA minimum high school diploma and whatnot. For an actual teacher you have to be 18 years or older and minimum of a high school diploma or a GED equivalent. Now depending on where it is or which specific center it is sometimes they require at least six units or college hours with at least one to two years of experience with child care. A lot of times they will take child care workers who don't have any experience but are willing to do on site training. So depending on what center it is that you are trying to work for and if they are licensed or not, you know if they follow the minimum standards like I said 18 years old with high school diploma or a GED equivalent with one to two years of experience in the child care field or you can substitute sometimes if you have more college hours but don't have enough child care experience it can kind of weight out so just check with your director or who it is that you are applying with and kind of do some research before you do apply to see if you even qualify. Usually they will put up or state exactly what kind of qualifications you have before you even go and apply. So just do some research and check with your state and if all else fails maybe your Department of Protective Services to see what state requirements you have.


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