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Child Care Workers
Child care workers are employed by day care centers, preschools, and other child-care facilities and work with infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children. While parents and guardians are at work, child-care providers watch the children and help them develop skills through games and activities. Today there are approximately 597,900 child care workers, outside of preschool teachers and teacher-assistants 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.