Sample preschool teacher job description

We are seeking a qualified preschool teacher who will educate and care for our young minds. Using creative teaching methods such as storytelling, artistic expression, and educational play, you will provide young learners with foundational skills to prepare them for kindergarten or their next stage of education. Along with teaching fundamentals like numbers, shapes, colors, and letters, preschool teachers are responsible for ensuring the safety of all students and providing parents with behavioral feedback. To be a successful preschool teacher, you must love working with children.

Objectives of this role

  • Develop a creative learning program suitable for children ages 3–5
  • Promote a positive, fun, and inclusive learning environment
  • Contribute to the healthy mental and emotional development of children
  • Prepare children ages 3–5 for the next stage of their education


  • Instill order in the classroom, disciplining students when needed
  • Communicate with parents about their child’s behavior
  • Monitor free-time activities
  • Encourage children to interact with one another
  • Organize nap and snack time
  • Prepare for lessons by gathering necessary materials

Skills and qualifications

  • Ability to effectively communicate with young children
  • Passion for shaping and inspiring young learners
  • Patient, compassionate, and energetic nature
  • Certification in child CPR

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working with children in a classroom setting
  • Adept at mediation and problem-solving
  • Strong knowledge of educational techniques
  • Prior experience working in child care