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Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
District Of Columbia

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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.

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Currently Employed: 1,300

Projected Annual Job Openings: 70

Typical Hourly Wage: $10.31 - $19.79

Typical Annual Salary: $21,400 - $41,200

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Associate's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior, and procedures for maintaining order.
  • Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling, and field trips.
  • Teach basic skills such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills.
  • Read books to entire classes or to small groups.
  • Observe and evaluate children's performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Attend to children's basic needs by feeding them, dressing them, and changing their diapers.
  • 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.
  • Assimilate arriving children to the school environment by greeting them, helping them remove outerwear, and selecting activities of interest to them.
  • Serve meals and snacks in accordance with nutritional guidelines.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Desktop computers
  • Emergency medical services first aid kits
  • Personal computers
  • Photocopiers
  • Sand or water tables or activity centers

Technology:
  • Computer based training software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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