• Preschool Teachers
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  • Preschool teachers educate and care for children, usually ages three to five, who have not yet entered kindergarten. They teach reading, writing, science, and other subjects in a way that young children can understand.

What do they typically do

  • Prepare children for kindergarten by introducing concepts they will explore further in kindergarten and elementary school
  • Work with children in groups or one on one, depending on the needs of children and the subject matter
  • Plan and carry out a curriculum that targets different areas of child development, such as language, motor, and social skills
  • Organize activities so children can learn about the world, explore interests, and develop talents
  • Develop schedules and routines to ensure children have enough physical activity, rest, and playtime
  • Watch for signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring problems to the attention of parents
  • Keep records of the students' progress, routines, and interests, and keep parents informed about their child's development
  • Help children adapt to the school environment by greeting them, helping them remove outerwear, and selecting activities of interest to them

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