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Preschool Teachers

Employment Prospects


There are approximately 431,350 preschool teachers and 124,290 kindergarten teachers in the United States. About 60 percent of preschool teachers (not including special education) are employed in child day care services, while 17 percent work for religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations. Another 15 percent work for public and private elementary and secondary schools. Both government and the private sector are working to fill the enormous need for quality child care. Preschool teachers will find many job opportunities in private and public preschools, including daycare centers, government-funded learning programs, churches, and Montessori schools. They may find work in a small center, or with a large preschool with many students and classrooms.

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