Kindergarten jobs and information
A kindergarten-teaching job is very vocational in nature. The job involves teaching various elementary subjects to children from 4 to 6 years old. A kindergarten teacher plays a vital role in the development of children. The childs learning experiences during these early years of development can shape their views of themselves and the world and this can affect there reactions to work and personal lives into the future, so kindergarten teachers role serve an important element of the education system.
The basic job profile of the kindergarten teacher would be to use games, computers and other tools to introduce children school environment as well as teach basic skills such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills.
The job also involves student management i.e. to make the students comfortable with the school environment by greeting them, befriending them and selecting activities of interest to them. This also includes guiding and counseling students with various academic problems.
Further the teacher must also maintain accurate and complete student records, and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
The teacher is also entrusted with the responsibility of performing administrative duties such as updating student records, maintaining books and periodicals. It would also require the teacher to be having good interpersonal skills as they might have to interact with parents of students at regular intervals and provide details and analysis on progress of the student.
Nowadays it is also required that the Kindergarten teacher is well versed with computers and audio visual aids, as most kindergarten schools are employing the latest audio visual aids to teach various subjects effectively to the students.
Basically counseling can comprise more then 50% of the job, as students have to be made adaptable to a study environment.
You must be licensed to become a kindergarten teacher in a public school. An accredited bachelor's degree is generally the minimum educational standard.
As far as training goes, one would need basic knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.