Preschool Teacher

Instruct children in activities to promote social and intellectual growth.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Preschool Teachers do?

Instructs children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. Plans individual and group activities to stimulate growth in language, social, and motor skills, such as learning to listen to instructions, playing with others, and using play equipment. May be required to have certification from state. May be designated Teacher, Child Development Center; Teacher, Day Care Center; Teacher, Early Childhood Development; Teacher, Nursery School.

Should I be a Preschool Teacher?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: CDA Teacher, Co-Teacher, Daycare Teacher, Group Teacher, Montessori Preschool Teacher, Nursery School Teacher See More

    How to become a Preschool Teacher

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