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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 located in 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 licensing 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 50,650 directors of preschool and child care centers in the United States. Many of these directors also own their own small child care centers.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma




Faster than the Average
Personality Traits




Career Ladder
Owner of Multiple Child Care Facilities

Child Care Service Owner

Small Home-Based Child Care Service Owner

Child Care Worker