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Become A Floater Teacher

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Working As A Floater 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 Floater Teacher Do At Jewish Community Center

* Seeking Experienced Preschool Teacher (Irvine, CA)
* The Merage JCC Early Childhood Learning Center is looking for a qualified, enthusiastic individual who wants to work in a Reggio Emilia inspired Preschool environment.
* We are looking for fully qualified preschool teachers who can be part of our teaching of teaching faculty.
* We have opportunities for Early Childhood Educators seeking a core classroom teaching position as well as a floater teacher who can transition into the classroom.
* The school environment is a creative, safe and nurturing place, where children explore, learn through an emergent curriculum inspired by Reggio Emilia philosophy, daily provocations, and play, and incorporate Judaic values into their everyday learning

What Does A Floater Teacher Do At Volunteers of America-Greater New York

* Substitute for classroom teacher as assigned by education director or designee.
* Implement The Creative Curriculum and ensure that the National Association for the Education of Young Children standards are reflected in classroom instruction.
* Follow and implement existing lesson plans prepared by the permanent classroom teacher.
* Prepare weekly lesson plans following The Creative Curriculum format if placed in the same classroom for more than a week.
* Supervise the activities and assignment of the teacher assistants with individual children or groups of children in the classroom.
* Follow teacher job description if assigned to the same classroom for more than one week.
* Assess individual students using assessment tools used by program
* Implement the policies and procedures contained in the Early Learning Center manuals.

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How To Become A Floater 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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Floater Teacher Career Paths

Floater Teacher
Head Teacher Home Health Aid Front Desk Agent
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Infant Teacher Lead Toddler Teacher Lead Teacher
Assistant Principal
10 Yearsyrs
Preschool Teacher Lead Teacher Office Manager
Branch Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Toddler Teacher Preschool Teacher Assistant Director
Center Director
7 Yearsyrs
Kindergarten Teacher Site Coordinator Youth Director
Children's Ministries Director
5 Yearsyrs
Teacher Instructor Editor
Communications Director
7 Yearsyrs
Teacher Case Manager Assistant Director
Director Of Admissions
7 Yearsyrs
Head Teacher Instructor Lead Teacher
Director Of Preschool
7 Yearsyrs
In-Home Childcare Provider Pre-K Teacher
Director Of Teacher Education
5 Yearsyrs
Assistant Director Office Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Pre-K Teacher Special Education Teacher Assistant Principal
Elementary School Principal
12 Yearsyrs
Assistant Director General Manager Sales Consultant
Finance Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Lead Teacher Assistant Director Office Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Preschool Teacher Assistant Director Office Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Lead Teacher Office Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Infant Teacher Preschool Teacher Assistant Director
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Toddler Teacher Lead Teacher Office Manager
Property Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Pre-K Teacher Kindergarten Teacher Assistant Director
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Kindergarten Teacher Special Education Teacher Education Director
School Director
7 Yearsyrs
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Floater Teacher Demographics


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  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Mandarin

  • Russian

  • French

  • Portuguese

  • Chinese

  • German

  • Cantonese

  • Japanese

  • Hebrew

  • Polish

  • Arabic

  • Italian

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Top Skills for A Floater Teacher


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Top Floater Teacher Skills

  1. Classroom Management
  2. Child Care
  3. Appropriate Lesson Plans
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Teach and supervise children age 8weeks to 6yrs and assist all center faculty with activities and classroom management.
  • Provided support in all facets of child care.
  • Maintain adequate supervision of students Wrote age appropriate lesson plans Maintained safe environments
  • Worked with variety of teachers and management on age appropriate curriculums.
  • Assisted teachers in infants, toddlers, and preschool with lesson plans.

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