In this post, I will share with you the responsibilities of a preschool teacher. This set of teachers are those whose roles and responsibilities are quite different from high school teachers due to the age of their pupils. Preschool teachers are responsible for the early education of children younger than age 3 – 5 who have not yet entered kindergarten. They teach language, motor, and social skills to young children.
Preschool teachers 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 neighbourhood in a sandbox or teach math by having children count when building with blocks.
First, I will make a list of the basic responsibilities of a preschool teacher and afterwards, list out more advance responsibilities.
Basic Responsibilities of a preschool teacher:
- To communicate with parents regarding child development and progress
- To create plans for daily activities in line with the school curriculum
- To encourage children to interact with each other and resolve occasional arguments
- To encourage creative thinking and learning
- To engage with young children in activities that are age-appropriate whilst bearing educational merit
- To ensure the classroom is kept in a clean and safe condition at all times
To foster a positive and healthy learning environment
- To read stories to the children as a group activity
Advance Responsibilities of a preschool teacher:
- To adapt teaching methods and materials to meet the interests and learning styles of children
- To communicate with parents regularly to understand the children’s background and psyche
- To develop and maintain positive relationships with children and parents
- To employ a variety of educational techniques to teach children
- To establish and enforce rules of behaviour for children in their classrooms
- To keep records of the children’s progress, routines, and interests, and inform parents about their child’s development
- To maintain a clean and tidy classroom consistent with health and safety standards
- To observe each child and help them improve their social competencies and build self-esteem
- To organize nap and snack hours and supervise children to ensure they are safe at all times
- To provide tools and resources for children to use and explore during learning and play activities
- To track children’s progress and report to parents
- To watch for signs of emotional or developmental problems in each child and bring them to the attention of the child’s parents
- To collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of preschool programs.
- To work with children in groups or one on one, depending on the needs of children and on the subject matter
- To attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.