What does a Kindergarten Teacher do?

A Kindergarten Teacher will create a supporting learning environment that fosters basic social skills and beginning reading and mathematics understanding. You will use varied pedagogical strategies in the delivery of your lesson plans which are rooted in the state approved curriculum.

The ideal candidate for a Kindergarten Teacher will be an empathetic and caring individual who hold a bachelor's degree in elementary education, with the appropriate state teaching credential and can pass a drug screen and background check. You may have no experience or up to 5 years of experience in a similar role to be considered as a Kindergarten Teacher in this district.

  • Follow state approved curriculum
  • Design lesson plans to maximize learning potential of students
  • Set a positive learning environment
  • Provide age appropriate activities to develop students fine motor skills
  • Complete report cards and hold parent teacher conferences
  • Encourage productive play
  • Partner with parents to help students achieve development objectives
  • Model reading picture books and assist with phonetic development
  • Appropriate teaching credential as designated by the state
  • Ability to pass a drug screen and background check
  • 0-5 years of experience in a similar role
  • Empathetic and caring individual who enjoys teaching young children
  • Extended periods of time sitting on the floor
  • Great customer service skills to communicate effectively with parents
  • Must attend professional development sessions
  • Ability to prepare age appropriate lesson plans
  • Possess the ability to be a good role model.

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
15%
2 - 4
49%
5 - 7
2%
8+
34%

Common Skill Sets

First Aid
English Speaker
CPR
Teaching Experience
Mandarin Chinese
Spanish Speaker
Degree IN Education
WORKING Relationships

Kindergarten Teacher Seniority Levels

Language Teacher
10% made the transition
English Teacher
13% made the transition
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Kindergarten Teacher Salaries

Average Base Pay

$43,920 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$30K
Median: $44K
$64K
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