Teaches elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. 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:
- Establishes and enforces rules for behavior and policies and procedures to maintain order among students.
- Prepares children for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
- 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.
- Demonstrates activities to children.
- Reads books to entire classes or to small groups.
- Guides and counsels students with adjustment or academic problems or special academic interests.
- Observes and evaluates children's performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
- Provides a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
- Prepares and implements remedial programs for students requiring extra help.