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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.