Must enjoy working with kids, must have a CDA.
Patience: Young children can be loud, emotional and irrational. Teachers must be patient with young kids who have a tough time expressing themselves or need lots of help learning skills.
Communication Skills: Good writing and speaking skills will help tea chers record and deliver children's progress to parents and other teachers.
Creativity: Keeping young kids' attention requires creativity. Preschool teachers need to think of new and innovative ways to engage children to learn.
Instructional Skills: Being able to communicate difficult concepts to kids in a way they understand is crucial.
People Skills: Preschool teachers will have to be empathetic to children's emotions and parent's needs.