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Kindergarten Teacher

Job Summary

Responsible for fostering the intellectual and social development of children in the first phase of their elementary school experience, or kindergarten. Provides the tools and the environment for students to develop into responsible adults and possibly move on to higher education.

Primary responsibilities

  • Teach children in a classroom at an elementary school, either public or private, at the kindergarten level.
  • Plan, evaluate, and assign lessons.
  • Prepare, administer, and grade tests, listen to oral presentations, and maintain classroom discipline.
  • Introduce children to mathematics, language, science, and social studies.
  • Use games, music, artwork, films, books, computers, and other tools to teach basic skills.
  • Use play and hands-on teaching.
  • Teach letter recognition, phonics, numbers, and awareness of nature and science.
  • Maintain grade books.
  • Grade papers and perform other administrative duties as needed.
  • Write grant proposals to gain funding for further research.
  • Create projects designed to enhance lectures.
  • Read and stay abreast of current topics in education.
  • Create lesson plans.
  • Utilize various curriculum resources.
  • Integrate competencies, goals, and objectives into lesson plans.
  • Utilize curricula that reflect the diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the students served.
  • Develop incentives to keep participants in class.
  • Develop professional relationships with other agencies and programs.
  • Utilize public library resources.
  • Work with program coordinators to ensure initiatives are being met.
  • Tutor students on an individual basis.
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
  • Prepare and distribute required reports.
  • Observe and evaluate student's performance.
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by invoking approved disciplinary procedures.

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