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Career and Education Opportunities for Kindergarten Teachers

In general, kindergarten teachers teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, and literature to children from 4 to 6 years old. They also promote physical, mental, and social development.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Kindergarten Teacher career.


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JOB DESCRIPTION: Kindergarten Teacher

Kindergarten teachers teach basic skills such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills. They also maintain accurate and complete student records, and ready reports on children and activities, as required by laws and administrative regulations. Equally important, kindergarten teachers have to formulate and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guests, or other experiential efforts, and guide students in learning from those efforts. They are often called upon to attend professional meetings and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence. They are expected to organize and lead activities designed to promote physical and social development such as games, arts and crafts and storytelling. Finally, kindergarten teachers perform administrative duties such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.

Every day, kindergarten teachers are expected to be able to understand what others are saying to them even in a noisy environment. They need to articulate ideas and problems. It is also important that they listen to and understand others in meetings.