Preschool teacher

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How long does it take to get a Child Development Associate (CDA) certification?

To earn your Child Development Associate (CDA) certification, you will need to complete 120 hours of child care courses and pass the CDA exam which involves a combination of taking a test in an approved testing center and being observed while you work with children. After you complete the CDA courses and pass the exam, you will need to submit a CDA application.

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What advancement opportunities exist for preschool teachers?

There are several career paths a preschool teacher may choose to pursue career advancement, including administrative positions in child care centers such as an assistant director or director of the facility. Preschool teachers who have a bachelor's degree in early childhood education can also advance their careers by becoming a primary school teacher for kindergarten through third grade.

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What do preschool teachers teach?

Preschool teachers teach children the foundational early childhood skills they need to prepare them for kindergarten. Preschool teachers may use a variety of activities, games, crafts and techniques to teach both early literacy and personal development skills.

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