preschool teacher resume example with 8+ years of experience

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Dynamic Early Childhood Teacher specializing in early childhood development for students with special needs. Adaptable to particular learning needs and abilities of each child. Eager to help diverse learners reach maximum potential.

  • Effectively work with parents
  • Excellent classroom management
  • Social skills development
  • Effective listening
  • CPR/First-aid certified
  • Schedule creation and maintenance
  • Calm and patient
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Certified in Early Childhood Education
  • Friendly, positive attitude
  • Organizational skills
  • Critical thinking
Education and Training
Delta College Bay City, MI Expected in 05/2014 Associate of Arts : Child Development - GPA :
Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI Expected in 05/2016 Bachelor of Arts : Early Childhood Education - GPA :
Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI Expected in Master of Arts : Special Education - GPA :
Jccs Of North America - Preschool Teacher
Pittsburgh, PA, 08/2016 - Current
  • Organized and led activities to promote physical, mental and social development.
  • Taught children foundational skills such as colors, shapes and letters.
  • Collaborated with parents to develop and maintain strong support networks and build rapport to foster seamless communication.
  • Identified children in need of extra support for emotional, health-related or developmental concerns and conceived improvement strategies.
  • Distributed quarterly progress assessments and milestone reports to each parent.
  • Created and implemented developmentally appropriate curriculum addressing all learning styles.
  • Maintained daily records of individual activities, behaviors, meals and naps.
  • Controlled classroom environments with clearly outlined rules and positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Enhanced sensory abilities by giving children access to numerous textures and shapes.
  • Established indoor and outdoor safe play environments for toddler-age children.
  • Led support groups to help parents regain and improve parent-child bond.
  • Incorporated music, art and theater into lesson planning.
  • Implemented hands-on, play-based strategies such as games and crafts for experiential learning.
  • Completed all required documentation for National Head Start program.
  • Observed children for signs of illness, injury, emotional disturbance, learning disorders and speech problems.
  • Observed children to record development.
  • Promoted good behaviors by using positive reinforcement methods.
  • Administered and documented results of student assessments.
  • Collaborated with colleagues on developing new classroom projects and monthly themes.
  • Encouraged children to be understanding of others, show good manners and instructed in other social development behaviors.
  • Observed children, using Anecdotal method to record development, interests and skills.
  • Maintained child-friendly environment with access to outdoor activities.
  • Increased student academic performance by diversifying teaching techniques.
  • Set guidelines for teacher performance and lesson planning and oversaw compliance with established procedures.
  • Encouraged teaching staff to continually improve strategies and maximize student learning.
  • Developed professional relationships with parents, teachers, directors and therapists.
  • Worked closely with site director, family care workers, classroom teaching team and other specialists.
  • Enforced behavior expectations at all times.
  • Promoted good behaviors by using positive reinforcement methods with children.
  • Identified early signs of emotional and developmental problems in children.
Kamehameha Schools - Preschool Teaching Assistant
Heeia, HI, 08/2014 - 08/2016
  • Organized student items by labeling and documenting collection.
  • Set up for special events, including parties and parent meetings.
  • Created and assembled classroom displays and decorations.
  • Instructed and assisted students during craft activities.
  • Monitored students to observe behavior, enforce rules and maintain safety.
  • Arranged classroom furniture and learning materials to keep areas neat.
  • Assisted with or led story time by reading books to children.
  • Evaluated student's progress and documented in reports.
  • Maintained and cleaned nap mats by making minor repairs and wiping down.
  • Supervised students outside classroom during recess, lunch and breaks.
  • Supported lead teacher with daily classroom activities.
  • Prepared lesson materials and visual aids to reinforce lesson concepts.
  • Collaborated with teacher to devise and implement developmentally appropriate lessons aligning with school's philosophy and mission.
  • Assisted in development screenings to measure students' motor, language, and emotional skills.
  • Participated in meetings with parents concerning child's progress and areas of concern during parent-teacher conferences.
  • Distributed classroom materials and supplies such as pencils, paper and art materials.
  • Attended in-services, workshops and seminars.
  • Managed daily attendance and reported absences and tardies to teacher for parental notification.
  • Modeled and taught basic and advanced social skills, conflict management techniques and study approaches to students.
  • Contributed to positive, educational setting by delivering gentle discipline and promoting student success.
  • Helped students master learning concepts through one-on-one and small group tutoring.
  • Assisted teachers with lesson preparation and curriculum implementation.
  • Assisted teachers with instruction and provided clerical support for diverse needs.
  • Prepared bulletin boards, classroom materials and individual student portfolios to support teacher plans.
  • Cleaned and organized classrooms, materials and supplies to support maximum efficiency.
  • Drove social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development through age-appropriate enrichment activities.
  • Supervised students and maintained security throughout school buildings and on field trips.
  • Kept students safe inside and outside classrooms by proactively monitoring behaviors and tracking student movements, safety hazards and visitors.
  • Conducted special assessments and tutoring sessions to support individual student needs.
North Country Academy - Daycare Assistant
Stafford, VA, 02/2012 - 08/2013
  • Balanced schedules to provide optimal rest, play and educational periods.
  • Developed and implemented lesson plans based on ages and abilities of class children.
  • Secured indoor and outdoor premises to protect children under care.
  • Improved group and individual behavior by employing positive management strategies.
  • Observed and monitored play to identify developmental strengths and target areas for enrichment activities.
  • Managed crafts and other hands-on activities to engage kids and promote development.
  • Enhanced academic, social and emotional learning with use of structured playtime and unstructured free play.
  • Recorded information about behavior, food service and medication dispensing.

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School Attended

  • Delta College
  • Ferris State University
  • Ferris State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Preschool Teacher
  • Preschool Teaching Assistant
  • Daycare Assistant


  • Associate of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Arts

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