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There are approximately 370,190 preschool teachers and 158,150 kindergarten teachers in the United States. About 65 percent of preschool teachers (not including special education) are employed in child day care services, and 20 percent work in public and private educational services. 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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