Preschool Teacher Job Description

The Preschool Teacher Job Description is a comprehensive list of typical job duties and expectations. It covers the most basic and essential functions that a Preschool Teacher will be responsible for once hired, as well as the experience or skills they’ll need to excel in this position.

About the Preschool Teacher Position

We’re looking for an energetic and enthusiastic Preschool Teacher to join our team of educators. As a Preschool Teacher, you’ll be responsible for helping children learn social skills and providing them with an educational foundation that they’ll use throughout their time in school. 

Preschool Teacher Responsibilities

  • Lead multiple preschool-aged children in a classroom, working to teach them both social skills and educational foundations, such as colors and numbers
  • Prepare weekly lesson plans that are age-appropriate, allowing students to more easily grasp concepts
  • Use creative educational theories to teach, including songs, games, and stories
  • Work with students to enforce rules in the classroom and on the playground, demonstrating safe and friendly behavior
  • Keep a clean and safe classroom environment
  • Provide reports to parents and school administrators on students’ progress
  • Adhere to school and state learning standards, preparing students for standardized testing

Preschool Teacher Requirements

  • BA/BS in Early Childhood Education or similar degree, with current required licensing
  • [1+] years of experience as a Preschool Teacher or in a similar role
  • Excellent knowledge of child development and current educational theories
  • Superb communication skills with both children and adults
  • A creative, playful mindset that allows for making lessons fun and interactive
  • Excellent multitasking skills and attention to detail

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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes a good Preschool Teacher?

A good Preschool Teacher is someone who excels at working with children and wants to see them succeed. Strong Preschool Teachers will teach students valuable lessons that will assist them throughout their educations.

Who does a Preschool Teacher report to?

A Preschool Teacher usually reports to a head teacher or school principal.

What is the salary range for a Preschool Teacher?

The salary range for a Preschool Teacher is $28,000 to $48,000.

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