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Child Care Service Owners
Child care service owners provide care for infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children. While the parents and guardians are at work, child care providers watch the children and help them develop skills through games and activities. The child care service may be part of the owner's home, or it may be a separate center composed of classrooms, play areas, and areas for infant care. The service owner hires, trains, and schedules child care workers, or teachers, to assist with large numbers of children. The owner must also manage the center's finances, assure that the center meets legal requirements and accreditation standards, and meet with prospective clients. Child care centers are in demand all across the country, as the majority of parents of young children have jobs outside the home. There are approximately 624,500 child care workers in the United States. According to the National Child Care Association, there are currently about 113,000 licensed child care centers in the United States.