Help Wanted: PreSchool Teacher

Lauren Shepherd

Education and Training:

A minimum of a high school diploma or associate's is often required, however most preschool teachers for public schools must earn a bachelor's.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • -Prepare children for kindergarten by introducing concepts they will explore further in kindergarten and elementary school
  • -Work with children in groups or one on one, depending on the needs of children and the subject matter
  • -Plan and carry out a curriculum that targets different areas of child development, such as language, motor, and social skills
  • -Organize activities so children can learn about the world, explore interests, and develop talents
  • -Develop schedules and routines to ensure children have enough physical activity, rest, and playtime
  • -Watch for signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring problems to the attention of parents
  • -Keep records of the students’ progress, routines, and interests, and keep parents informed about their child’s development
  • Skills:

    • Patience: Young children can be loud, emotional and irrational. ...
    • Communication Skills: Good writing and speaking skills will help preschool teachers record and deliver children's progress to parents and other teachers.
    • Creativity: Keeping young kids' attention requires creativity.

    Working Environment

    A preschool teacher is a type of early childhood educator who instructs children from 2 to age 4, which stands as the youngest stretch of early childhood education.