Preschool Teachers

What Preschool Teachers Do?

Preschool teachers educate and care for children, usually ages 3 to 5, who have not yet entered kindergarten. They teach reading, writing, math,history, how to act around other kids and other subjects in a way that young children can understand.

Work Environment

preschool teachers work in public and private schools or in childcare centers that have classrooms.

How to Become a Preschool Teacher

Education and training requirements vary based on settings and state regulations. They range from a high school diploma and certification to a college degree.


The median annual wage for preschool teachers is $27,130

Job Outlook

there has been increasing demand for preschool programs, which is expected to create demand for preschool teachers.

Similar Occupations

Kindergarten and elementary school teachers prepare younger students for future schooling by teaching them basic subjects such as math and reading.