Preschool Teachers

By: Kelly Soto

What do they do ?

Preschool teachers educate and care for young children between the ages of 3 - 5. They work in a preschool setting to provide structure and educational play to get children ready for kindergarden and teach them how to play and interact nicely with other children. Teachers teach lessons in a way children will understand. They teach children the basics such as identifying colors, numbers, shapes, and letters. They also teach fine and gross motor skills and social skills. In the end of the day, they track the children's process and report it back to the parents.

Workplace for Preschool teachers

Preschool teachers work in public and private schools, childcare centers, charitable organizations, etc. They work all year , and plan new activities everyday. Their classrooms tend to be very colorful, filled with toys, surrounded by children's artwork, and sometimes they even have a class pet.

What you'll find in a typical preschool classroom

You think you got what it takes?

Surprisingly, not much education. Your education can range from a high school diploma, to a certificate, to a college degree. Education and training environments are based on state regulations. Preschool teachers are expected to grow to 17 percent from 2012 - 2022. Which is faster then average from most jobs. The median average wage for preschool teachers was last listed as $27,130. There are many similar jobs if preschool teacher isn't cut out for you. You can be a child therapist, a childrens nurse, a elementary teCher, a music teacher etc.