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Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education - 25-2012.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Teach academic and social skills to kindergarten students.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Bilingual Kindergarten Teacher
  • Classroom Teacher
  • Educator
  • Instructor
  • Kinder Teacher
  • Kindergarten Classroom Teacher
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Teacher
  • Title One Kindergarten Teacher
  • Transitional Kindergarten Teacher

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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, audio-visual 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