Preschool Teacher Job Openings - 36 Jobs

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    $37,000

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    Teacher
    Kindercare Education

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,000

    Homebound ASL Teacher
    Loudoun County Public Schools

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    Lead Teacher Teacher
    Learning Care Group

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,676

    Associate Teacher
    Bright Horizons

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,986

    Assistant Teacher
    Learning Care Group

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $33,400

    Assistant Teacher - Infant Classroom *
    Learning Care Group

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,986

    Teacher Assistant, Kindergarten
    Loudoun County Public Schools

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,986

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    Assistant Teacher - part time
    Bright Horizons

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,000

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    (Bachelor's Degree Part
    Vipkid

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $33,400

    Child Care Lead Teacher *
    Learning Care Group

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,000

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    Free Online K-12 Job Fair for Teachers:International Schools Consortium (Ashburn,VA)
    International Schools Consortium

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,000

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    Free Online K-12 Job Fair for Teachers | KIPP Washington DC Schools (Ashburn,VA)
    Kipp Dc

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $50,433

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    (Bachelor's Degree ESL
    Vipkid

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,801

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    Free Online K-12 Job Fair for Teachers: Stafford County Public Schools (Ashburn,VA)
    Stafford County Public Schools

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $33,400

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    Head Start Grantee Specialist (Ashburn,VA)
    ICF International

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,801

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    Free Online K-12 Job Fair for Teachers: Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools at Public Policy (Ashburn,VA)
    Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools at Public Policy

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $39,699

    Teacher Assistant, Special Education
    Loudoun County Public Schools

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $39,699

    Teacher Assistant, Special Education
    Loudoun County Public Schools

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $50,695

    Part time After School
    C3 Cyber Club

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $25,482

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    Preschool Teacher
    Cadence Education

    Gainesville, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $25,482

    Lead Preschool Teacher, VA
    Children of America

    Warrenton, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $25,482

    Lead Preschool Teacher, VA
    Children of America

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $25,482

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    Preschool Teacher
    Cadence Education

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $25,482

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    Temporary French Speaking Preschool Teacher
    French Maternal School

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,000

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    Preschool Teacher
    Hopkins House

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $25,482

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    Preschool Teacher
    Cadence Education

    Lansdowne, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $25,482

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    Preschool Teacher
    Cadence Education

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $25,482

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    Preschool Teacher
    Cadence Education

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $25,482

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    Preschool Teacher
    Cadence Education

    Brambleton, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,981

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    Temporary French Speaking Preschool Teacher
    French Maternal School

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $25,482

    Lead Preschool Teacher, VA
    Children of America

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $25,482

    Preschool Teacher
    The Learning Experience

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $25,482

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    Preschool Teacher
    Cadence Education

    Lansdowne, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $25,482

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    Preschool Teacher
    Cadence Education

    Leesburg, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $25,482

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    Preschool Teacher
    Cadence Education

    Reston, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $25,482

    Lead Preschool Teacher, VA
    Children of America

    Sterling, VA

Preschool Teacher Jobs

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$25,482

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What does a Preschool 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 a Preschool 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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Real Preschool Teacher Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Preschool Teacher Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, MD May 28, 2016 $78,415
Preschool Teacher Wyspa Dzieci Learning Center Northbrook, IL Jan 31, 2015 $62,610
Preschool Teacher Rainbow School Ridgefield, NJ May 29, 2015 $61,734
Preschool Teacher Kissena Cherry Daycare Inc. NY Jul 01, 2015 $61,734
Preschool Teacher Rainbow School Ridgefield, NJ Mar 28, 2016 $61,734
Mandarin Immersion Preschool Teacher Presidio Knolls School, Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 09, 2016 $60,564
Mandarin Immersion Preschool Teacher Presidio Knolls School San Francisco, CA Dec 08, 2016 $57,624
Preschool Teacher Montessori Family School of Manhattan New York, NY Aug 30, 2016 $53,000
Preschool Teacher The Maria Montessori School Levittown, NY Sep 01, 2015 $52,175
Preschool Teacher Christ Church United Methodist New York, NY Sep 15, 2016 $46,732

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Top Preschool Teacher Employers

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Top 10 Preschool Teacher Employers

There are currently 10 companies that are hiring a Preschool Teacher.

You can also find a good amount of Preschool Teacher jobs here:
  1. YMCA
  2. The Goddard School
  3. Primrose School
  4. Bright Horizons

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