Preschool Teacher Overview

Do you enjoy entertaining young children? Working as a preschool teacher may be your calling! These toddlers welcome your presence to spark their interest in a variety of subjects from art and writing to storytelling — and you can't deny that having summers off is the cherry on top of a fulfilling job.

Responsibilities

  • Teach toddlers basic skills of colors, numbers, shapes, letters, social skills, and personal hygiene. These kids get all their basic skills and behaviors in preschool, so show ‘em how it’s done!
  • Create fun events. Storytelling, arts and crafts, field trips, and any other form of education is another adventure to help these kids grow.
  • Keep the classroom in check. Kids are chaotic and messy. It’s your job to remain calm, cool, and collected as you guide them to order and success.

Skills

  • Patience. Kids may lose attention quickly and are oftentimes jumpy. Being patient when they get out of hand is crucial.
  • Good instruction. Be confident in teaching kids how to read, write, and learn with easy to handle steps and instructions.
  • Attentiveness. Understanding kids and what they have to say can help make their learning process easier and your teaching more effective. Don't be afraid to ask questions.
  • Good communication skills. Be able to convey what you mean through e-mail, phone, or in-person interactions with kids, parents, and other teachers.

Experience

Preschool teachers come from all different backgrounds, so degrees are not absolutely necessary. Being able to handle kids and teach basic concepts engagingly is all you need!

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