Teaches elemental art, literature, music, personal hygiene, and natural and social science to children from 4 to 6 years of age. Promotes physical, mental and social development. May be required to hold State certification.
This career is part of the Education and Training cluster Teaching/Training pathway.
A person in this career:
- Instructs students individually and in groups, adapting teaching methods to meet students' varying needs and interests.
- Teaches basic skills, such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills.
- Observes and evaluates children's performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
- Establishes and enforces rules for behavior and policies and procedures to maintain order among students.
- Demonstrates activities to children.
- Provides a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
- Reads books to entire classes or to small groups.
- Establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to children.
- Prepares materials, classrooms, and other indoor and outdoor spaces to facilitate creative play, learning and motor-skill activities, and safety.
- Identifies children showing signs of emotional, developmental, or health-related problems and discusses them with supervisors, parents or guardians, and child development specialists.