Preschool Teacher Job Description

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Preschool Teacher responsibilities

  • Developing a careful and creative program suitable for preschool children
  • Employing a variety of educational techniques (storytelling, educational play, media etc.) to teach children
  • Observing each child to help them improve their social competencies and build self-esteem

Preschool Teacher Job Description Template

Job Brief

We are looking for a qualified Preschool Teacher to prepare small children for kindergarten by easing them into organized education. You will teach them important elements that they will encounter soon after they enter school life.

A preschool teacher must have a great love and patience for children. Qualifications needed to teach them effectively include knowledge of best practices and preschool educational methods as well as the ability to engage them and earn their trust and attention.

The goal is to contribute to the healthy mental and emotional development of the child so they can more easily acclimate in the next level of education.


  • Develop a careful and creative program suitable for preschool children
  • Employ a variety of educational techniques (storytelling, educational play, media etc.) to teach children
  • Observe each child to help them improve their social competencies and build self-esteem
  • Encourage children to interact with each other and resolve occasional arguments
  • Guide children to develop their artistic and practical capabilities through a carefully constructed curriculum (identify shapes, numbers or colors, do crafts etc.)
  • Organize nap and snack hours and supervise children to ensure they are safe at all times
  • Track children’s progress and report to parents
  • Communicate with parents regularly to understand the children’s background and psyche
  • Collaborate with other educators
  • Maintain a clean and tidy classroom consistent with health and safety standards


  • Proven experience as a Preschool Teacher
  • Excellent understanding of the principles of child development and preschool educational methods
  • Familiarity with safety and sanitation guidelines for classrooms
  • Excellent communication and instructional skills
  • Ability to act as mediator between children
  • Cool-tempered, friendly and reliable
  • Balance between a creative mind and a practical acumen
  • Certification in child CPR
  • BSc/BA in education or relevant field
  • Valid license to practice profession

Preschool Teacher Job Description Examples

Early Childhood Lead Teacher • University of Utah

Requisition Number: PRN30110B

FLSA Code: Nonexempt...

Patient Sensitive Job Code?: No

Standard Hours per Week: 40 hrs/week

Full Time or Part Time?: Full Time

Shift: Day

Work Schedule Summary: Monday through Friday between 7:00 am and 7:00 pmSchedules may vary

VP Area: Academic Affairs

Department: 00291 - Child Care & Family Resources

Location: Other

City: Salt Lake City, UT

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Preschool Instructor • Salt Lake City School District

Contract (181 Day Calendar)

FTE: 1.0...

Anticipated Start:

Priority Screen Date:

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

This position is benefits eligible

Starting wage: $18.01 per hour (86-LL)

Purpose Statement

The Preschool Instructor teaches and supervises preschool students, ensuring compliance with program requirements, assisting with parent education programs, and coordinating communications wit...

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Preschool Lead Teacher-Granger Little Lancers • Granite School District

Position Type:Paraeducators & Instructional Assistants/Paraeducator...Date Posted:7/11/2022


Closing Date:07/18/2022Please note that this posting closes at 3:00 pm on the date listed above.

If you have questions regarding this position, please contact Brittany Sylvester, Assistant Principal, at (385)-646-6306 or email [email protected]

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