Preschool teachers have a very tough job. They need to manage a classroom of unruly young children, some of whom may be away from home for the first time in their lives, and get through their lesson plans as well. Luckily, many preschool teachers have the help of a preschool teacher's assistant to make their jobs easier.
A preschool teacher's assistant helps the classroom teacher with whatever is needed to maintain a calm, orderly classroom environment. This can include leading activities, preparing snacks, and interacting with children on an individual level. Sometimes, they may pay special attention to children with disabilities and help change diapers for especially young kids.
A preschool teacher's assistant doesn't need to have a teaching certificate like a full classroom teacher does. In fact, only a few have a bachelor's degree. Some finish a special certification program or get an associate's degree. The most important qualifications are a love for children and patience-plenty of patience.