What children learn and experienceduring their early years can influencetheir views of themselves and theworld and can affect their latersuccess or failure in school, work,and their personal lives. A pre schoolteacher educates, instructs and takescare of children of 3 to 5 years. Theyintroduce children to basics ofeducation.
Qualification High school diploma National Child Development Associate credential Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education Early childhood education programs include a practical student teaching component, as well as courses in speech and language development, child and family studies, lesson planning, educational psychology, special education
Qualities Communication skills. Teachers should have a good communication skills to convey information to parents about their child. Creativity. They should plan their lessons to suit different learning styles that engage young students. Instructional skills. need to be organized and able to explain difficult concepts so that young children can understand. Patience. They should be able to respond calmly to young children. People skills. They must understand children’s emotional needs and be able to develop good relationships with parents, children, and colleagues.
Duties They make children learn through play and interactive activities Develop schedules and routines to have enough physical activity, rest, and playtime for children Work with children as per their needs Small-group lessons, one-on-one instruction Learning through creative activities, such as music, art and dance
Keep records of the students progress, routines, and interests Keep parents informed about their child’s development
Work environment Formal childcare centers Public and private schools Charitable or Religious organizations that have preschool programs Child daycare centre
Work schedule Generally preschool teachers work from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Many work for 10 month school year which includes 2 months break in summer Some work for summer programs for 2 months A daycare teacher works whole year
Payment$60,000.00$50,000.00$40,000.00$30,000.00 2010 2011$20,000.00 2012$10,000.00 2013 $0.00 Pre school Child daycare Elementary and teacher teacher secondary school teacher
Appointing of preschool teachers is expected to grow by 19% from 2008 to 2018, which is faster than the average for all occupations This growth will be moderated by slower growth in the number of children aged 3 to 5