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Early childhood educators work in child care centers, preschools, and public schools with children through the age of eight. They play an important role in shaping the kind of individual a child will become. In addition to attending to children’s basic needs for trust and understanding, they prepare curriculum that stimulates the children’s physical, emotional, intellectual, and social growth. They help children explore and learn through the development of their interests which enhances independence and builds self esteem.

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