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Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
(SOC Code : 25-2011)
in California

Instruct children (normally up to 5 years of age) in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. May be required to hold State certification. Exclude "Child Care Workers" (39-9011) and "Special Education Teachers" (25-2041 through 25-2043).

Employers are usually looking for candidates with Post secondary vocational training .

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Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$16.65$12.65$15.26$18.82

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 202054,60060,9006,30011.52,060

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Child Day Care Services 11,32654.3%
Elementary and Secondary Schools 17,38720.7%
Religious Organizations 25,93114.3%
Individual and Family Services 22,2732.4%
Junior Colleges 2061.0%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Child Care and Support Services Management
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Establish and enforce rules for behavior, and procedures for maintaining order.
Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling, and field trips.
Teach basic skills such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills.
Read books to entire classes or to small groups.
Observe and evaluate children`s performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
Attend to children`s basic needs by feeding them, dressing them, and changing their diapers.
Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
Assimilate arriving children to the school environment by greeting them, helping them remove outerwear, and selecting activities of interest to them.
Serve meals and snacks in accordance with nutritional guidelines.
Teach proper eating habits and personal hygiene.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Artistic - Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

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Alternate Titles
Head Start Teachers; Childhood Development Teachers; Nursery School Teachers; Pre-Kindergarten Teachers; Early Childhood Teachers; Lead Teachers; and Head Teachers.
 
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