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Become An Infant Teacher

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Working As An Infant Teacher

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • $33,400

    Average Salary

What Does An Infant Teacher Do At The Tot Spot

* 1. Support and implement The Tot Spot philosophy in both classroom activities and routine conversation.
* Interact with children both physically and verbally throughout the day.
* Observe, see, hear, and respond to children's needs, emergencies, and conflicts that might occur in a classroom, playground, bathroom, or common areas.
* Meet and build relationships with parents and staff.
* Ability to move to different classrooms to maintain student to teacher ratios.
* Able to communicate (stoop and bend) with the child on their level.
* Assist children with their personal hygiene and clean-up of classroom.
* Attend staff meetings, trainings, and other Tot Spot functions, etc., as requested.

What Does An Infant Teacher Do At Eyes On The Future

* Demonstrates knowledge and competency of basic child development and professional child caregiving practices.
* Demonstrates an ability to apply developmental theory to practice with children.
* Attends to the cognitive, socio-emotional, health needs and physical care of children in an assigned group.
* Acts as a primary caregiver for an assigned group of children.
* Is responsible for the supervision of the children.
* Leads classroom team in creating an environment, establishing lesson plans, guidelines and goals in which children can learn.
* Introduces, facilitates, and reinforces language/literacy development, numbers concepts, colors, shapes, textures, science skills, health safety, music, rhythm, movement, arts and crafts.
* Observes and maintains a portfolio of each child.
* Each portfolio will include examples of the child's work and interests, anecdotal reports, individualized lesson plans, records of the child's developmental growth assessment and parent-teacher conferences.
* Assumes overall responsibility for proper maintenance of classroom.
* Shares responsibility with classroom team for cleaning up after classroom activities

What Does An Infant Teacher Do At Childcare Network

* Teachers will be responsible for establishing and maintaining a classroom environment that utilizes space, materials, routines, and guidance techniques to effectively facilitate physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of children.
* Additionally teachers will enrich the classroom with appropriate teacher-made materials and exhibits of child artwork.
* Teachers must also maintain a clean, sanitary, attractive and well-organized classroom.
* Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
* Planning, teaching and implementing the curriculum for all children from infants through preschool children
* Providing love and quality care for the children throughout the day in order to meet their emotional and physical needs
* Planning and executing indoor and outdoor experiences appropriate to the developmental levels of the children
* Interacting with children both physically and verbally throughout the day
* Assisting children with their personal hygiene and clean up of classroom
* Serve and eat meals with the children
* Meet with parents, staff, and administration
* Attend in-service and staff development training programs
* Familiarity with state licensing requirements and CNI

What Does An Infant Teacher Do At The Goddard School of Tomball

* Developing and implementing lesson plans
* Meeting the individual needs of the children including feeding and diapering changing.
* Interacting with the children to support play, exploration, and learning
* Presenting expectations that are appropriate to the child's age and developmental level
* Planning and implementing activities that develop self-esteem and social skills
* Communicating appropriately and professionally with parents and fellow staff
* Meeting the school Quality Assurance and TX state requirements
* Using and completing assessment tools.
* Must have a HS/GED.
* year of experience.
* Candidates must pass drug screen and background check.
* Due to the nature of the employer's business, company policy requires that candidates with a criminal background or convictions will not be considered for

What Does An Infant Teacher Do At Children of America

* Create learning spaces that support and enhance curriculum activities.
* Implement COA's curriculum in a way that is consistent.
* Adapt your teaching style as needed for each child.
* Come to work on time and ready to give 100% every
* Work encouragingly with your team to achieve the center's goals.
* Welcome and engage prospective families who come for a tour.
* Speak to the features and benefits of our programs.
* Answer parent questions.
* Continue to deepen your knowledge of COA's curriculum and implement it in the classroom.
* Learn to use the technology and systems needed for your job, and be willing to learn new programs, applications, systems, or devices as things change.
* Anticipate what the classroom, center, or your co-workers may need and follow through without prompting

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How To Become An Infant 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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Infant 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

  • French

  • Cantonese

  • Mandarin

  • Portuguese

  • Vietnamese

  • German

  • Japanese

  • Malay

  • Polish

  • Swedish

  • Russian

  • Cherokee

  • Arabic

  • Italian

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Real Infant Teacher Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Infant Teacher Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia Fairfax, VA Oct 01, 2010 $25,040
Infant Teacher Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia Fairfax, VA Oct 02, 2013 $25,000
Infant Teacher Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia Fairfax, VA Sep 30, 2013 $25,000
Infant Teacher St. Lukes United Methodist Church-Trinity CDC Oklahoma City, OK Sep 16, 2014 $17,740
Infant Teacher St. Lukes United Methodist Church-Trinity CDC Oklahoma City, OK Sep 17, 2014 $17,740

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Top Skills for An Infant Teacher


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Top Infant Teacher Skills

  1. Child Care Routines
  2. Weekly Lesson Plans
  3. Infant Room
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed and executed weekly lesson plans.
  • Ensured that the infant room was extremely sanitary Assisted other teachers in their class rooms as needed.
  • Developed weekly developmentally appropriate curriculum to meet children's social, emotional and physical growth.
  • Communicated regularly with parents about daily activities and behaviors.
  • Maintain administrative logs on each child, to include, attendance, health issues, and diaper changes.

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