On the Job
Preschool Teachers teach young children. They work with them on activities that promote social, physical, and intellectual growth that helps them prepare for school.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Assist students with special educational needs.
- Provide for basic needs of children.
- Apply multiple teaching methods.
- Read to students.
- Teach life skills.
- Develop instructional objectives.
- Develop strategies or programs for students with special needs.
- Establish rules or policies governing student behavior.
- Plan educational activities.
- Plan experiential learning activities.
Typical Working Conditions
- Frequent contact with others.
- Working with a group or team.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
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