Preschool Teacher Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 47,404 Preschool Teacher resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Four Key Resume Tips For Landing a Preschool Teacher Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Lesson Plans, be sure to list it as a skill.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write a Preschool Teacher Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Preschool Teacher CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand preschool teacher skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a preschool teacher : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for a Preschool Teacher
Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
We compared 47,404 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a preschool teacher job required by employers is 0.5 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average preschool teacher job listing asks for 0.5 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average preschool teacher candidate have?
The average preschool teacher resume contains 3.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your preschool teacher skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from preschool teacher resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Volunteer Teacher (Part-Time)

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Preschool Teacher
Some College Courses
Some College Courses - Social Work
  • Collected academic and social-emotional data related to IEP goals.
  • Provided math instruction using the Connected Mathematics curriculum in a constructivist learning environment.
  • Provided school-wide mathematics remediation and enhancement for students and professional development opportunities for staff and faculty.
  • Assisted with planning and organizing activities and monitoring children from infants to pre-kindergarten age
  • Created IEP's using IEP Writer and conducted IEP meetings.
Gymnasium Coach

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Preschool Teacher
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Marketing
  • Coached sprinters and jumpers on Boys & Girls Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field teams.
  • Coached games for 15 girls ages 8-14.
  • Improved athlete performances at conference, regional, and state championship meets.
  • provided Christian guidance to young girls in an athletic atmosphere.
  • Coached 2010-2011 NCAA Qualifier Successfully passed the NCAA Recruiting Exam
Preschool Teacher

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Preschool Teacher
Master's Degree
Master's Degree - Biology
  • Counseled and educated toddlers/children by reading them books and singing/teaching educational songs.
  • Watch over 5 or more children in a daycare facility.
  • Trained and qualified in FIRST-AID, CPR, and OSHA.
  • Certificate: First Aid CPR HIPAA/OSHA
  • Earned a CPR and varous other certifications.
Preschool Teacher

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Preschool Teacher
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Set up, developed appropriate classroom styles and taught preschool and pre-kindergarten students.
  • Work as a master Teacher for the Pre-K classroom helping children grow and learn
  • Lead Teacher of Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Enrichment Class
  • Attended a variety of trainings to enhance my education about the job, including first aid and CPR.
  • Teach classes in basic reading, writing, mathematics, history, geography and music to pre-school.
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As a preschool teacher, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Preschool Teacher roles often require a Some College Courses degree or higher, so the majority of preschool teacher resumes that we looked at contained a some college courses degree.
Based on our analysis of preschool teacher resumes, the most common major for preschool teacher candidates is Early Childhood Education, but other majors made their way in as well. Elementary Education, Human Development and Psychology were relatively common.
As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained

Preschool Teacher Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for Preschool Teachers. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Preschool Teachers to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%