Powerful Geography
Childcare Workers

Childcare Workers

Childcare Workers

Main Topic: Human Geography
Secondary Topic: Environment and Society 

Overview:  Childcare workers work in early childhood development and work in nurseries or day care centers, as private nannies or childcare providers, or preschools to help young children prepare for kindergarten. They help foster skills such as sharing, basic language and counting skills, and leading activities such as arts and crafts, music, and gym. Basic geographic knowledge and skills would be beneficial for all childcare workers, for instance if children under their care come from different backgrounds and cultures that may not speak English at home, certain lesson plans that may implement very basic geographic knowledge, and a broader understanding of the culture and demographics of the location in which the facility is located.

Geographers at work: Human Geographers, Geography Educators, cultural geography

Recommended College Courses: Human Geography, Introduction to Cultural Geography, World Geography, Location Analysis, American Ethnic Geography

Skills: Human geography, cultural geography, geographic education, interpersonal skills, communication skills

Occupation Group: Personal Care


Learn more about Childcare Workers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/childcare-workers.htm#tab-2

Written by Ally Schlandt