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Become A Child Development Teacher

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Working As A Child Development Teacher

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • $28,570

    Average Salary

What Does A Child Development Teacher Do At Avance-San Antonio

* Maintain a safe play environment.
* Dress children and change diapers.
* Observe and monitor children's play activities.
* Communicate with children's parents or guardians about daily activities, behaviors, and related issues.
* Sanitize toys and play equipment.
* Keep records on individual children, including daily observations and information about activities, meals served, and medications administered.
* Support children's emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts.
* Identify signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring them to parents' or guardians' attention.
* Assist in preparing food and serving meals and refreshments to children.
* Instruct children in health and personal habits, such as eating, resting, and toilet habits

What Does A Child Development Teacher Do At Easter Seals

* Assist in the planning, implementation, and supervision of daily classroom activities
* Assist with organizing the learning environment, setting up learning centers, and preparing materials and supplies.
* Supervise, interact and engage children in a group setting with up to 18 children in the classroom and on the playground.
* Supervise the classroom in the absence of the teachers
* Perform general classroom housekeeping duties, including: preparing snacks and lunch, feeding children, pottying and diapering children, sweeping, mopping and general clean up, laundry etc.
* Work under the guidance of the teacher and therapists and assist in developmental activities
* Assist in maintaining a clean and organized classroom
* Ensure a safe and nurturing environment in the classroom with primary importance on the safety and well- being of each child
* Exercise appropriate and positive discipline procedures as established by Center policy
* Attend and be a part of in-service sessions, classroom meetings and staff meetings
* Become knowledgeable about the individual needs and well-being of each child in the classroom
* Maintain open communication with the parents and all other family members
* Know and follow DCFS licensing standards
* Become familiar with and adhere to the philosophies and policies of the center
* Be willing to learn and be instructed in the skills required for working in a special education, early childhood, or infant development program
* Develop a cooperative and supportive attitude as a team member.
* Provide services consistent with established Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region Mission, Values, and Philosophy.
* Maintain client confidentiality and respect the rights and dignity of all individuals.
* Adhere to Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region Code of Ethics.
* Comply with all Federal, State and local laws and regulations.
* Participates in other activities that support department and Center projects and goals as requested.
* More responsibilities in PDF document

What Does A Child Development Teacher Do At Union Hospital

* Assists all staff in the implementation of a quality educational program
* Ability to work with 0
* year oldsDemonstrates competencies in classroom and opening/closing responsibilities
* Performs routine tasks as requiredKeeps facility neat and orderlyMaintains sleeping and eating regulations and routinesPractices and implements the Union Hospital Child Development Program philosophy by providing quality, nurturing care to children

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How To Become A Child Development Teacher

Education and training requirements vary based on settings and state regulations. They range from a high school diploma and certification to a college degree.


In childcare centers, preschool teachers generally are required to have a least a high school diploma and a certification in early childhood education. However, employers may prefer to hire workers with at least some postsecondary education in early childhood education.

Preschool teachers in Head Start programs are required to have at least an associate’s degree. However, at least 50 percent of all preschool teachers in Head Start programs nationwide must have a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related field. Those with a degree in a related field must have experience teaching preschool-age children.

In public schools, preschool teachers are generally required to have at least a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related field. Bachelor’s degree programs teach students about children’s development, strategies to teach young children, and how to observe and document children’s progress.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Some states require preschool teachers to obtain the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential offered by the Council for Professional Recognition. Obtaining the CDA credential requires coursework, experience in the field, a written exam, and observation of the candidate working with children. The CDA credential is valid for three years and requires renewal.

Some states recognize the Certified Childcare Professional (CCP) designation offered by the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation. Some of the requirements needed to obtain the CCP include that the candidate must be 18 years old, have a high school diploma, have experience in the field, take courses in early childhood education, and pass an exam. The CCP accreditation requires renewal every two years through the CCP maintenance process.

In public schools, preschool teachers must be licensed to teach early childhood education, which covers preschool through third grade. Requirements vary by state, but they generally require a bachelor’s degree and passing an exam to demonstrate competency. Most states require teachers to complete continuing education credits to maintain their license.

Other Experience

A few states require preschool teachers to have some work experience in a childcare setting. The amount of experience necessary varies by state. In these cases, preschool teachers often start out as childcare workers or teacher assistants.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Preschool teachers need good communication skills to talk to parents and colleagues about students’ progress. They need good writing and speaking skills to convey this information effectively. They must also be able to communicate well with small children.

Creativity. Preschool teachers must plan lessons that engage young students. In addition, they need to adapt their lessons to suit different learning styles.

Interpersonal skills. Preschool teachers must understand children’s emotional needs and be able to develop good relationships with parents, children, and colleagues.

Organizational skills. Teachers need to be organized to plan lessons and keep records of their students.

Patience. Working with children can be frustrating, and preschool teachers should be able to respond calmly to overwhelming and difficult situations.

Physical stamina. Working with children can be physically taxing, so preschool teachers should have a lot of energy.


Experienced preschool teachers can advance to become the director of a preschool or childcare center or a lead teacher, who may be responsible for the instruction of several classes. Those with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education frequently are qualified to teach kindergarten through grade 3, in addition to preschool. Teaching positions at these higher grades typically pay more. For more information, see the profiles on preschool and childcare center directors and kindergarten and elementary school teachers.

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Child Development Teacher Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Chinese

  • French

  • Mandarin

  • Indonesian

  • Turkish

  • Uzbek

  • Japanese

  • Russian

  • Persian

  • Tagalog

  • Javanese

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Top Skills for A Child Development Teacher


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Top Child Development Teacher Skills

  1. Weekly Lesson Plans
  2. Creative Curriculum
  3. Child Development Activities
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Prepare and implement daily and weekly lesson plans.
  • Implemented and executed required child development activities in accordance with core curriculum.
  • Supervised classroom assistant and volunteers.
  • Assisted in the care of infants and toddlers 3.
  • Maintain daily records of student activities and behaviors in Kindergarten classrooms and Resource classroom.

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