What is the difference between a child care worker and a teacher?

What are the roles/difference of each of these occupations??? I'm thinking about being a child care worker cause I love kids

Asked By: - 3/22/2012
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An early childhood teacher DOES work with the children, as does a childcare worker. The biggest difference is probably money. A "teacher" should have a degree, and that degree makes him/her eligible for the higher paying positions, like "teacher", and qualifies that person for work in higher quality programs for... More
Answered By: leslie b - 3/23/2012
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Answered By: SUPER-HERO-KID - 3/22/2012
A child care worker does not usually need to have a college degree in education and is not always required to plan lessons. A teacher must have a college degree and be certified by the state in which he/she is working. Good luck to you!
Answered By: Kimberly - 3/22/2012
It all depends on where you apply. I technically am a child care worker but I have a degree and unlike the other poster said, I plan lessons and then implement them. Some child care centers really are just babysitting services, but there are others that understand the importance of early education and how important it... More
Answered By: Lizzy - 3/22/2012
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