“A person interested in a child development career has many opportunities to choose from. Child development career workers are teachers, teaching assistants, school directors, social workers, early education teachers and so forth. They teach and promote a child’s ability for intellect, social responsibility, motor skills, oral skills, physical and emotional development through educational programs and activities.
One of the top skills needed in a child development career is patience. No two children are alike and each presents their own needs and desires for the worker to address. Another skill is communication. Those in child development must be able to convey their meanings in a way a child will understand without talking down to them, or making them shy away.