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Day Care Center Teacher
Median Annual Salary: $27,200
Stay-at-home Moms: 13.3 hours per week
Working moms: 5.3 hours per week
Somewhere between newborns and going off to kindergarten, moms will find themselves basically working as a day care teacher.
Whether you're at home full time taking care of your child or even if he/she goes to actual day care for some of the week, this job is mostly about keeping the kids busy and entertained. But it's also largely educational and plays an important role in the development of kids as they prepare for kindergarten and beyond. To wit:
"We usually have breakfast and then some play time, then arts and crafts until lunch," said Kristen, a Massachusetts mom who cares for her 3-year-old. "I also work in some exercises I found online to go over numbers and letters in the afternoon."
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