Teacher (Preschool)

Career Overview

Preschool teachers teach reading, writing, science, and other topics to children who are 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten.


A high school diploma or equivalent is necessary to obtain this position. Other requirements for this position vary by geographic location. Completing a two-year college program or four-year bachelor’s degree in early childhood education may be required to obtain this position in many locations.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$19,000 /yr
$28,000 /yr
$54,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Science - as much as possible, including psychology!
Work Environment

Preschool teachers are typically employed by preschools, day care centers, and elementary schools. Many work the traditional 10-month school year, but some work the full year.

Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada