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Letter: Let’s not compare teachers to daycare

Editor, The News:

Re: Teachers less than daycare (Letters, Aug. 3).

It seems like there is a lot of misconceptions about daycare providers.

Daycare salaries are, on average, $14 an hour. Daycares are open 12 hours a day. Teachers actually only have the children five hours a day.

Daycare instructors are qualified, and are not warehousing kids for maximum profitability. You can always go with unlicensed, unregulated daycare. But one would hope you are looking for high quality care for your children.

Daycare staff provide art, music, drama, math, and reading.  We aim to enhance the well being and development of children in all aspects – socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually and creatively.

Daycare staff are the child’s nurse, referee, tutor and janitor.

An average daycare staff salary is $14 an hour.

A teacher starts at about $25 an hour.

Let’s look at the math.

Let’s not compare teachers to daycare workers.

Mary Stanwood

Maple Ridge

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