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DAYCARE TEACHER: Must Love Kids

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Sarah is a daycare teacher and business student. Though daycare isn't part of her educational path, she loves working with children and the position is flexible enough to fit into her schedule as a student.

Degree: Business/Commerce
Job Title: Daycare Teacher

Job Summary: Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

Job Description

Preschool teachers educate and care for children, usually ages 3 to 5, who have not yet entered kindergarten. They explain reading, writing, science, and other subjects in a way that young children can understand.

On-the-Job Training

None

Additional Info

In public schools, preschool teachers must be licensed to teach early childhood education, which covers preschool through third grade. Requirements vary by state, but they generally require a bachelor’s degree and passing an exam to demonstrate competency. Most states require teachers to complete continuing education credits to maintain their license.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$25,000 - $50,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Part-time, Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Patience, Creativity, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, People skills

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