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ID Job Title Gender Age Earnings City & State Date
33680 Substitute Teacher Female 30 $7,000 muscatine, NY 01/01/2010
33500 Preschool Teacher Female 24 None Set Mooresville, NC 01/01/2010
33486 Teacher Female 33 $84,000 hartsdale, NY 01/01/2010
33465 Daycare Owner/Preschool Teacher Female 41 $56,000 THORNTON, CO 01/01/2010
33225 Teacher Female 38 $20,000 Midland, MI 01/01/2010

Overview

A preschool teacher is responsible for creating and executing lesson plans designed for younger children. It is an incredibly important and rewarding career as preschool teachers are responsible of the social and intellectual development of young children and for preparing them for elementary school.

Preschool teachers work in preschools (or nurseries) where the children are between the ages of two and five. Their main duty is to create and edit lesson plans that are suitable for young children, enforce classroom rules, observe each child to help them improve their social competencies, encourage children to interact with each other in a safe environment and organize nap and snack hours. They also have to form relationships with their students? parents and keep them updated on how they are performing.

To become a preschool school teacher, you need to earn a bachelor?s degree in early childhood education and then complete an internship in a preschool classroom. You then need to take your state?s licensing exam and apply for a license through your state board of preschool education.

Preschool teachers can face challenges when met with difficult parents who aren?t supportive of what you think is best. Also, managing a classroom of very young children is a lot of responsibility, which can be incredibly stressful. However, as a preschool teacher you will get a lot of vocation time and get to work in a supportive and friendly working environment where you get to interact other like-minded people. Being a preschool teacher is also an incredibly fulfilling and rewarding career as you will be doing what really matters; you will be making a huge difference to the lives of young children by teaching them the skills they need to progress successfully through life.

To be a preschool teacher, you will need to be compassionate, motivating, inspiring preschool teacher and to have a genuine passion for learning. You will need to like children and have excellent organization, teamwork and communication skills. If you are looking for a career with that it truly meaningful and offers lots of opportunities, then you may have just stumbled across the career for you?

 


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