Preschool Teacher Jobs
Preschool Teacher Overview
Preschool Teachers work in schools and childcare settings to teach small children who are typically 3 to 5 years old. Just like other school teachers, they work with a set curriculum in order to teach children all the skills they need to be successful in later schooling and in life. Some Preschool Teachers only work the traditional 10-month school year, but others teach year round to help students learn a wide variety of subjects and skills. They not only teach basic reading, math and science concepts, but they also teach children essential life skills including sharing, problem solving and taking turns. Preschool Teachers generally help students learn skills and lessons in a child-friendly way with plenty of creativity, enthusiasm and hands-on activities. Some Preschool Teachers incorporate nap time for the children, but the teachers themselves rarely get a break throughout the day, instead preparing other activities during this quiet time.
Preschool Teacher Education Requirements
Preschool Teacher education requirements vary by state, region and setting. Applicants typically need at least an associate degree though some preschools may hire applicants with only a high school education and excellent references. Preschool Teachers are often required to have a background check and up-to-date CPR training. Having previous job experience will also increase an applicant's chances of securing a position at a reputable school.
Preschool Teacher Job Market
According to statistics, the job outlook for Preschool Teachers is expected to grow 17 percent over the next 10 years. This is higher than the average job growth for all occupations. Qualified people who are interested in becoming Preschool Teachers should not have a great deal of difficulty finding a job in most areas. Other similar positions are Elementary School Teachers and Preschool and Child Care Center Education Administrators.
Preschool Teacher Salary
Nationwide, Preschool Teachers make $27,130 a year or $13 per hour on average. This number can vary depending on the part of the country a teacher works in, the amount of job experience they have and whether they work in a public or private school.
La Petite Academy is hiring Preschool Teachers in San Antonio! We are looking for energetic, loving teachers to join our location on 111 Emerald Glade. We have the folloiwng openings: Pre-Kindergarten, Infant 2, and PM floater. These are Part Time positions, Monday through Friday, approximately 30 hours per week. Join our talented team, where we inspire children to be lifelong learners! Through ...
La Petite Academy in Tucson is hiring energetic and loving Preschool Teachers for our 7930 N. Thornydale Road location. Prior childcare experience is required. Join our talented team, where we inspire children to be lifelong learners! Through our play based curriculum, our affectionate and loving staff ensures that our children are imparted with the knowledge to succeed. Our Teachers... Are car...
Infant & Preschool Teacher - FT Sandcastle Child Care is now hiring a full time infant and preschool teacher. Excellent working environment. Experience preferred, Must meet DHS teacher guidelines. Please contact Jennifer and send resume to ***** or call 651-293-3945...
Company Confidential Moon, PA, 15108
PRESCHOOL TEACHER Degree required. Call 412-299-0616....
Are you looking for a fun, fast paced work environment? Do you enjoy working with children? La Petite Academy in Jacksonville is hiring Preschool Teachers for our growing childcare facility located on 13957 Beach Blvd. We have opportunities for a Part Time School Age teacher, and a Full Time Two's Teacher. Prior experience working in a licensed childcare facility preferred. Join our talented team...
PRESCHOOL TEACHER Full-time, 724-384-8493...
La Petite Academy in Kansas City is hiring both full time and part time Preschool Teachers for our growing childcare center located on 9371 North Oak Trafficway! Positions will average between 20-40 hours per week. Join our talented team, where we inspire children to be lifelong learners! Through our play based curriculum, our affectionate and loving staff ensures that our children are imparted w...
Mountain Top School at Temple Har Shalom (Somerset County, NJ) is currently seeking a creative, collaborative and enthusiastic Lead or Group Pre-School Teacher for the Three Year Old Classroom. Candidates should have experience working with children, preferably 3 year olds, and excellent classroom/group management skills. Candidates must have experience working with preschoolers. Ability to think ...
Experienced teachers needed for 2's 3's & 4's. All applicants must meet state requirements. Full time positions available only. Requirements for all teachers include: 40-clock-hour Introductory Child Care Training 5-clock-hour (or .5 Continue Education Units) Early Literacy and Language Development 10-clock-hours of Annual In-service training CPR & First Aid certification National background...
La Petite Academy is Hiring Early Childhood Education Teachers in New Port Richey We have exciting opportunities for Full-Time or Part-Time teachers at our location on State Road 54. Monday - Friday approximately 35 - 38 hrs/wk AM/PM shifts possible Available Openings: Infant and Preschool programs Join our talented team, where we inspire children to be lifelong learners! Through our play bas...
Are you looking for a fun, fast paced work environment? Do you love working with children? La Petite Academy in Converse is hiring Part Time Preschool teachers for our childcare facility located on 829 Toepperwein Road. Join our talented team, where we inspire children to be lifelong learners! Through our play based curriculum, our affectionate and loving staff ensures that our children are impar...
La Petite Academy in Lawrence is hiring a Preschool Teacher for our childcare center located on 3200 Clinton Parkway Court! This position will average between 20-30 hours per week. Join our talented team, where we inspire children to be lifelong learners! Through our play based curriculum, our affectionate and loving staff ensures that our children are imparted with the knowledge to succeed. Our...
Full Time/ Part Time Positions in Infants and Toddlers Must have High School Diploma, 2+ years experience working in age levels. Must be able to work 7:00 am-6:00 pm Monday thru Friday Fax Resume 281-999-0107...
La Petitte Academy in San Antonio is hiring a Preschool Teacher for our 5718 Eckhert Road location. This is a full time position, 40 hours per week Mondaay through Friday. CDA is preferred, as well as 6 months of experience in a licensed childcare facility. Join our talented team, where we inspire children to be lifelong learners! Through our play based curriculum, our affectionate and loving sta...
Special Education Preschool Teacher Assistant (NYSED Level I, II, or III) New York Center for Child Development is seeking three (3) Full Time Teacher Assistants for our Preschool Special Education Classroom located at 159 West 127th Street, New York, NY 10027. The ideal candidate will have experience working with children ages three to five. Additional languages and/or ESL training/certification...
La Petite Academy in Charleston is hiring Preschool Teachers to join our growing childcare facility located on Nabors Drive. We are looking for a FT Lead Teacher and Two Assistant Teachers (either Full or Part Time). Six months of experience in a licensed childcare facility preferred. Join our talented team, where we inspire children to be lifelong learners! Through our play based curriculum, our...
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Child Care Teacher
$14,560.00 - $31,200.00
Typical Salary for Child Care Teacher
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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Child Care Teacher
Instruct children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth.
Rate of Growth
Size of Industry in 2006:
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Informs staff and parents of curriculum by preparing and submitting lesson plans; posting schedules and curriculum outlines.
Stimulates the growth of students by developing and directing educational programs and activities tailored to the age of the assigned class.
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