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Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education - 25-2011.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Instruct preschool-aged 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. May be required to hold State certification.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Pre-Kindergarten Teacher (Pre-K Teacher)
  • Lead Teacher
  • Toddler Teacher
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Group Teacher
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Headstart Teacher
  • Head Start Teacher

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Tasks

  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Administer tests to help determine children's developmental levels, needs, and potential.
  • Arrange indoor and outdoor space to facilitate creative play, motor-skill activities, and safety.
  • Assimilate arriving children to the school environment by greeting them, helping them remove outerwear, and selecting activities of interest to them.
  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Attend staff meetings, and serve on committees as required.
  • Attend to children's basic needs by feeding them, dressing them, and changing their diapers.
  • Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of preschool programs.
  • Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
  • Demonstrate activities to children.
  • Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior, and procedures for maintaining order.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to children.
  • Identify children showing signs of emotional, developmental, or health-related problems, and discuss them with supervisors, parents or guardians, and child development specialists.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and needs, determine their priorities for their children, and suggest ways that they can promote learning and development.
  • Observe and evaluate children's performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Organize and label materials, and display students' work in a manner appropriate for their ages and perceptual skills.
  • Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling, and field trips.
  • Perform administrative duties such as hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guests, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
  • Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
  • Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
  • Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms.
  • Read books to entire classes or to small groups.
  • Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Serve meals and snacks in accordance with nutritional guidelines.
  • Supervise, evaluate, and plan assignments for teacher assistants and volunteers.
  • Teach basic skills such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills.
  • Teach proper eating habits and personal hygiene.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
  • Apply multiple teaching methods.
  • Arrange childcare or educational settings to ensure physical safety of children.
  • Assist students with special educational needs.
  • Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
  • Collaborate with other teaching professionals to develop educational programs.
  • Develop instructional objectives.
  • Develop strategies or programs for students with special needs.
  • Discuss problems or issues with supervisors.
  • Discuss student progress with parents or guardians.
  • Display student work.
  • Distribute instructional or library materials.
  • Enforce rules or policies governing student behavior.
  • Establish rules or policies governing student behavior.
  • Evaluate performance of educational staff.
  • Evaluate student work.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Maintain student records.
  • Modify teaching methods or materials to accommodate student needs.
  • Monitor student behavior, social development, or health.
  • Monitor student performance.
  • Order instructional or library materials or equipment.
  • Plan educational activities.
  • Plan experiential learning activities.
  • Prepare reports detailing student activities or performance.
  • Provide for basic needs of children.
  • Read to students.
  • Serve on institutional or departmental committees.
  • Set up classroom materials or equipment.
  • Supervise school or student activities.
  • Supervise student research or internship work.
  • Teach life skills.

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Teacher, Preschool