Preschool Teacher

Dulce Monreal Period 10

Preschool Teacher

Teach children (normally 3-5 year old) activities that well promote physical, social, intellectual growth that will prepare them for elementary school.

Career Details

Career Responsibilities

  • Provide materials for students to have for both imaginary play and manipulate use.
  • Teach basic skills such as colors, shapes, numbers, letters and social skills.
  • Establish classroom rules to maintain order.
  • Read to students.
  • Organize and preform lesson plans.
  • Observe and evaluate students behavior, performance, improvement, social skills.
  • Prepare materials and classroom for class activities
  • organize and label materials
  • Display students work
  • Attend meetings with other teachers
  • Plan and attend meetings with parents
  • Select and order materials needed for the classroom
  • Preform administrative duties such as hall and cafeteria monitoring, bus loading/unloading .
  • Provide extra help to students when needed.
  • Work with other teachers to plan a lesson
  • Supervise classroom activities , projects, field trips

Working schedule and Pay

In the state of Illinois. Suburbs-

  • 5 days a week with some holidays off.
  • 6-8 hours a day
  • $9.12-$12.35 an hour

Education Needed

**** Associate's degree **

  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Sociology and Anthropology - Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
  • Therapy and Counseling - Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Philosophy and Theology - Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

College I am planing on attending.


  • Communication
  • Patience
  • Enthusiasm
  • Versatility
  • Organization

Job Outlook/ Growth

  • Number of Jobs- 456,800
  • Job Outlook 2010-20- 25% (faster than average)

Advancement Opportunities/ Related Jobs

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