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Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education - 25-2012.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May be required to hold State certification.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Teacher
  • Bilingual Kindergarten Teacher
  • Elementary Teacher
  • Classroom Teacher
  • Kinder Teacher
  • Kindergarten / First Grade Teacher
  • 4 Year Olds Kindergarten Teacher
  • Title One Kindergarten Teacher

SOC Occupation Groups

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Tasks

  • Administer standardized ability and achievement tests, and interpret results to determine children's developmental levels and needs.
  • 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.
  • Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of kindergarten programs.
  • Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
  • Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.
  • Demonstrate activities to children.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior, and policies and procedures to maintain order among students.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to children.
  • Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems, or special academic interests.
  • Identify children showing signs of emotional, developmental, or health-related problems, and discuss them with supervisors, parents or guardians, and child development specialists.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials, to prevent injuries and damage.
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, adapting teaching methods to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Involve parent volunteers and older students in children's activities, to facilitate involvement in focused, complex play.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records, and prepare reports on children and activities, 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 to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs.
  • Observe and evaluate children's performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Organize and label materials and display children's work in a manner appropriate for their sizes and perceptual skills.
  • Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental, and social development such as games, arts and crafts, music, and storytelling.
  • Perform administrative duties such as assisting in school libraries, 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 children for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Prepare for assigned classes, and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
  • Prepare materials, classrooms, and other indoor and outdoor spaces to facilitate creative play, learning and motor-skill activities, and safety.
  • Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.
  • Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate children's progress.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Use computers, audiovisual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
  • Advise students on academic or career matters.
  • 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.
  • Create technology-based learning materials.
  • 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.
  • Document lesson plans.
  • Encourage students.
  • 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.
  • Prepare tests.
  • 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.
  • Teach others to use technology or equipment.

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Teacher, Kindergarten