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Working As An Infant And Toddler Teacher

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • $30,916

    Average Salary

What Does An Infant And Toddler Teacher Do

Preschool teachers educate and care for children younger than age 5 who have not yet entered kindergarten. They teach reading, writing, science, and other subjects in a way that young children can understand.

Duties

Preschool teachers typically do the following:

  • Teach children basic skills such as color, shape, number, and letter recognition
  • 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 skills
  • 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 them to the attention of the parents
  • Keep records of the students’ progress, routines, and interests, and inform parents about their child’s development

Young children learn from playing, problem solving, questioning, and experimenting. Preschool teachers use play and other instructional techniques to teach children about the world. For example, they use storytelling and rhyming games to teach language and vocabulary. They may help improve children’s social skills by having them work together to build a neighborhood in a sandbox or teach math by having children count when building with blocks.

Preschool teachers work with children from different ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds. Teachers include topics in their lessons to teach children to respect people of different backgrounds and cultures.

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How To Become An Infant And Toddler 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.

Education

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.

Advancement

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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Average Length of Employment
Head Teacher 3.3 years
Preschool Teacher 2.7 years
Lead Teacher 2.7 years
Pre-K Teacher 2.6 years
Teacher Associate 2.4 years
Child Care Teacher 2.3 years
Nursery Teacher 2.1 years
Day Care Teacher 2.1 years
Toddler Teacher 1.8 years
Infant Teacher 1.6 years
Floater Teacher 1.3 years
Top Careers Before Infant And Toddler Teacher
Cashier 11.4%
Teacher 9.5%
Internship 4.5%
Nanny 4.0%
Volunteer 3.0%
Top Careers After Infant And Toddler Teacher
Teacher 10.3%
Nanny 6.7%
Cashier 4.9%

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Infant And Toddler Teacher Demographics

Gender

Female

93.0%

Male

5.0%

Unknown

2.1%
Ethnicity

White

64.1%

Hispanic or Latino

16.4%

Black or African American

10.0%

Asian

6.3%

Unknown

3.2%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

69.2%

Portuguese

5.1%

German

3.4%

French

3.4%

Russian

3.4%

Korean

2.6%

Italian

2.6%

Swedish

0.9%

Finnish

0.9%

Chinese

0.9%

Vietnamese

0.9%

Cantonese

0.9%

Braille

0.9%

Japanese

0.9%

Cherokee

0.9%

Mandarin

0.9%

Catalan

0.9%

Polish

0.9%

Arabic

0.9%
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Infant And Toddler Teacher Education

Schools

Ashford University

13.9%

University of Phoenix

10.6%

Grand Canyon University

10.2%

Kaplan University

6.6%

Southern New Hampshire University

5.8%

Bristol Community College

4.7%

Bridgewater State University

4.4%

Liberty University

4.4%

Wheelock College

4.0%

University of Connecticut

3.6%

University of Missouri - Columbia

3.6%

Long Beach City College

3.6%

Ball State University

3.6%

Manchester Community College

3.3%

Holyoke Community College

2.9%

California State University - Sacramento

2.9%

Urban College of Boston

2.9%

Northern Illinois University

2.9%

Fisher College

2.9%

Capella University

2.9%
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Majors

Early Childhood Education

27.6%

Human Development

15.3%

Psychology

8.5%

Business

6.4%

Elementary Education

5.5%

Special Education

4.2%

Education

3.8%

Nursing

3.8%

Medical Assisting Services

3.8%

Health Care Administration

3.1%

Human Services

3.0%

General Studies

2.4%

Liberal Arts

2.4%

Criminal Justice

2.2%

Social Work

2.0%

Counseling Psychology

1.3%

General Education, Specific Areas

1.3%

Sociology

1.2%

English

1.1%

Educational Leadership

1.1%
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Degrees

Bachelors

31.0%

Other

29.0%

Associate

17.9%

Masters

13.1%

Certificate

5.9%

Diploma

2.0%

Doctorate

0.6%

License

0.4%
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Real Infant And Toddler Teacher Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Infant Toddler Specialist Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Savannah, GA Oct 01, 2014 $38,792 -
$48,800
Infant and Toddler Montessori Teacher Montessory Academy of Broward Pembroke Pines, FL Feb 23, 2012 $37,000
Infant/Toddler Teacher Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia Fairfax, VA Sep 18, 2011 $33,392
Infant Toddler Coordinator UCM Community Solutions Alexandria, VA Oct 01, 2010 $32,718
Infant Toddler Specialist Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Savannah, GA Oct 01, 2011 $32,400 -
$50,000
Infant & Toddler Spanish Teacher Su Escuela Language Academy LLC Hingham, MA Jul 22, 2016 $30,000 -
$35,000
Infant Toddler Teacher Indiana University Bloomington, IN Sep 10, 2010 $26,900

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Top Skills for An Infant And Toddler Teacher

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  2. Lesson Plans
  3. Classroom Management
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  • Nurtured children with developmentally appropriate activities in a welcoming environment that increased parental satisfaction with care provided.
  • Created and implemented developmentally appropriate lesson plans & social, cognitive and physical activities through play/environmental observation focused on autonomy.
  • Worked flexibly in a constant changing environment and practiced positive classroom management strategies.
  • Taught/Implemented a state-approved preschool/toddler curriculum-Developed weekly lesson plans-Planned activities tailored to children's interests-Ensured a safe environment was provided for the children
  • Implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum which reflects observations and assessments of individual children and goals jointly developed with families.

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