What does a Preschool Teacher do?

A preschool teacher is responsible for leading classroom activities of young children between the age of three and five. Duties include actively engaging with children to foster a positive and healthy learning environment, conducting student assessments and providing reports and feedback on performance and behavior to parents.

Preschool teachers often require a bachelor's degree in education or a related field with most companies preferring certification from a national organization such as the Council for Professional Recognition. Candidates who perform well in this position enjoy interacting with young children and are patient and supportive toward the learning process. Other valuable attributes include excellent communication skills and a passion for the educational system.

  • Create plans for daily activities in line with the school curriculum
  • Engage with young children in activities that are age-appropriate whilst bearing educational merit
  • Foster a positive and healthy learning environment
  • Ensure the classroom is kept in a clean and safe condition at all times
  • Read stories to the children as a group activity
  • Encourage creative thinking and learning
  • Interact with other teachers and administrative staff as needed
  • Communicate with parents regarding child development and progress
  • Certification from a national organization preferred
  • Prior experience working in Child Care
  • Up to date immunizations
  • Must pass a background check
  • Strong knowledge of educational techniques and methods for teaching young children
  • Patient and supportive approach to the learning process
  • Enthusiastic and encouraging
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to stand and move around for long hours at a time while teaching

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
13%
2 - 4
38%
5 - 7
0%
8+
49%

Common Skill Sets

CPR First Aid
English
Teaching Experience
CDA
Interpersonal and Communication
Toileting
English Language
Professionalism

Preschool Teacher Seniority Levels

L2
Preschool Teacher
$27,507/yr
Language Teacher
10% made the transition
Esl Teacher
9% made the transition
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Preschool Teacher Salaries

Average Base Pay

$27,507 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$20K
Median: $28K
$44K
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