A daycare teacher is a person who instructs children ranging from ages 3 to 5 in a childcare setting. Though the specific balance of duties varies, a daycare teacher typically offers some academic instruction while also providing basic care and supervision.
While a person can provide childcare in a home, the title "daycare teacher" most often refers to a person who teaches in a classroom at a childcare center or facility. Daycare teachers prepare group activities, work with students one-on-one, monitor social and behavioral development, and communicate with parents as necessary. States regulate daycare licensing, and requirements for daycare teachers range from a high school diploma to an early childhood education certificate or associate degree.