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Becoming a Childcare Worker does not require an education background or any formal training, but having one can help build credibility. Those who start a business or run a center will have an easier time obtaining funding if you have a formal education and good credit; an education is also helpful for improving the services you can provide, as a caretaker is a major influence in what children learn and how they learn it. Working in the school system can often have additional requirements, like a four-year degree. This is not always the case with after school programs, however.


  1. Typically childcare workers do not require degrees
  2. A degree can help build credibility
  3. Formal Educations and good credit help childcare workers get loans