How to Hire a Kindergarten Teacher

Does your growing business need a kindergarten teacher? A Kindergarten Teacher is responsible for creating and teaching an educational curriculum for children enrolled in kindergarten or pre-kindergarten.

Here are some tips to help you find great kindergarten teacher candidates and make the right hire for your school.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $13.79 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.00$43.50 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Kindergarten Teacher?

A talented Kindergarten Teacher helps in interacting with kindergarten children in multiple ways, seeking to enrich their social, physical and mental growth.

Contributions of a great Kindergarten Teacher include:

• Develop and deliver study and play plans based on the student’s requirements and class schedules
• Responsible for interacting with children in the classroom and motivating them to be vocal about their concerns and issues
• Collaborate with other teachers, parents to discuss students’ behavior and progress

Skills to look for in a great Kindergarten Teacher

Kindergarten Teachers are an essential part of a school. It is important to note which qualifications and skills are vital for hiring a suitable Kindergarten Teacher.

• Master’s Degree in Education preferred
• Current State Teaching License for Pre-K – 3
• Proven experience teaching Pre-K or Kindergarten classes for more than two years
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Ability to teach creatively and involve multiple interactive teaching tools
• Excellent time management and work prioritization skills

Writing a Kindergarten Teacher job description

A Kindergarten Teacher job description should have defined job duties with brief role summary and expected skill set for the profile.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Kindergarten Teacher jobs, such as:

• Lead Kindergarten Teacher
• Kindergarten Teacher (with special ed certification)
• Teacher (Kindergarten)

Interviewing Kindergarten Teacher candidates

To hire a suitable Kindergarten Teacher, take the time to vet candidates and asking detailed interview questions to understand their knowledge and skills.

• Proven experience teaching kindergarten children
• Develop and deliver teaching plans which are creative in terms of learning perspective for little children in Kindergarten
• How they’ve contributed to enhancing a wholesome learning environment for enrolled kindergartners in the school

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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