Preschool Teacher Resume Examples and Templates for 2023

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Preschool Teacher Resume Examples

Years of Experience
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  • Mid-career Mid-career
  • Senior-level Senior-level

Amira Rodrigo
(832) 000-1111
[email protected]
9067 SW California Way, Pasadena, CA 91105


Energetic Preschool Teacher with 2+ years of experience educating groups of children age 3 and 4. Committed to instilling curiosity and confidence in young children. Apply and adapt various education methods to cultivate each child’s interests, self-esteem, and creativity. Bilingual: Fluent in English and Spanish.

Professional Experience

Preschool & Infant Teacher, KidsZone Preschool Academy, Pasadena, CA
April 2018 – Present

  • Plan creative activities such as singing, playing, dancing, and arts and crafts
  • Coordinate daily games and fun activities for three- and four-year-old students
  • Maintain attendance and progress records for weekly reports
  • Planned and executed an anti-bullying campaign that resulted in 50% fewer physical conflicts among students

Preschool-School Age Program Teacher, Catalyst Kids, Anaheim, CA
July 2017 – March 2019

  • Greeted and helped students prepare for each day’s activities
  • Created and executed lesson plans
  • Communicated with parents and guardians regarding any behavioral issues or developmental concerns
  • Tactfully referred parents in need to community assistance resources
  • Maintained detailed attendance and progress records


Associate in Science in Child Development
Pasadena City College, Pasadena CA | (expected 2021)

Coursework completed:

  • Child Development
  • Basic Child Psychology
  • Observation and Documentation of Progress


Certificate in Child Development
Pasadena City College, 2017

Pediatric CPR and First Aid

Matthew Taylor
(012) 345-6789
[email protected]
123 Main Street, Orlando, FL12345


Reliable and dynamic Preschool Teacher with 8+ years of classroom experience. Passionate about early childhood education and lesson planning. Recognized for developing students’ skills and confidence through creative learning methods.

Professional Experience

Preschool Teacher, Kids Place Preschool, Orlando, FL
September 2015 – Present

  • Deliver fun, interactive and creative lessons to a group of 4-5-year-olds with an average of 16 students per class.
  • Develop and coordinate fun and age-appropriate field trips for students each term.
  • Establish basic literacy and math skills in students
  • Develop strong and lasting relationships with parents and children
  • Foster a warm and welcoming atmosphere in the classroom

Preschool Teacher, The Jupiter School, Orlando, FL
September 2012 – July 2015

  • Praised by the school administration for automating the school student record-keeping process, which resulted in a 20% increase in information accuracy
  • Delivered creative and unique lessons to groups of students aged from 3-4 years old with an average class size of 10 students
  • Implemented multiple music and art-related activities that improved the students’ creative skills
  • Fostered a warm and caring atmosphere in the classroom to ensure the children felt safe and loved at school


Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education
University of Orlando, Orlando, FL September 2006 – June 2010

Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education
University of Orlando, Orlando, FL September 2010 – June 2012


  • Certified Infant and Child CPR

Jackie Hilterman
(012) 345-6789
[email protected]
123 Main Street, Santa Clarita, CA, 12345


Caring and resourceful Preschool Teacher with 15+ years of experience. Skilled at identifying and responding to the unique learning needs of each child. Dedicated to building a warm and welcoming class environment.

Professional Experience

 Lead Preschool Teacher, Primetime Preschool, Santa Clarita, CA
September 2015 – Present

  • Plan and prepare daily lessons and activities for 3 -5-year-olds at a Reggio Emilia-inspired childcare center
  • Develop a lasting relationship with parents and children through daily communication
  • Maintain progress notes that evaluate the health, behavior, and development of the children
  • Create a nurturing environment that meets the emotional, physical and social needs of the children
  • Ensuring classroom environment meets the goals of the program

Preschool Teacher, Sunshine Learning Center, Santa Clarita, CA
September 2005 – July 2015

  • Taught a class of about 15 students aged between 3 and 4 years old
  • Created a warm and welcoming environment for the students
  • Communicated on a regular basis with parents
  • Recorded and evaluated each child’s performance
  • Created interesting and unique lesson plans that captured the children’s imagination and helped them to develop skills
  • Organized regular field trips to local attractions


Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education
California State University, Los Angeles, CA, September 2001 – June 2005


  • First Aid and CPR

Common Key Skills and Action Verbs for Preschool Teacher Resumes

Many companies use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to collect and sort resumes. These systems scan resumes, helping to identify top job candidates before highlighting them for hiring managers. It’s common for an ATS to evaluate whether or not a job applicant is a match for a position based on the number of specific key skills and action verbs contained in a resume. Therefore, to gain the attention of hiring managers, you’ll need to make sure these key skills and qualifications are easily identifiable on your resume. A resume that doesn’t contain keywords and specific phrases may never pass an ATS and reach human hands. Below are some common key skills and action verbs for preschool teacher resumes.

Key Skills & Proficiencies
Adaptable Communication skills
Child care Children
Classroom Creative
Curriculum Development
Early childhood Energetic
Education Flexible
Learning Lesson plan
Organizational skills Multi-task
Patient Responsible
Reliable Role model
Action Verbs
Aid Assist
Help Collaborate
Coordinate Develop
Facilitate Guide
Interact Lead
Monitor Participate
Perform Plan
Resolve Respond
Support Supervise

Tips for Writing a Better Preschool Teacher Resume

Showcase your early childhood education experience

Prior experience working in education or at a childcare center is often required for a job as a preschool teacher. Therefore, it’s important to showcase your experience in early childhood education. This can include providing teacher assistance to teachers in preschools or primary schools or childcare assistance involving infants, toddlers, or preschool-aged children.


  • Organized and delivered creative and interactive activities to groups of ~20 students age 3-5, helping to facilitate their social, behavioral, and developmental progress
  • Managed classrooms of up to 20 children age 4 and 5. Taught foundational skills such as colors, shapes, and letters and controlled the class environment with clear and consistent rules and positive reinforcement

Ditch the phrase “strong communication skills”

For preschool teachers, strong communication skills are key. But countless other professionals (both in and outside education) cite “strong communication skills” on their resume. The phrase is so overused that it no longer means anything to recruiters and hiring managers. How can you express this theme in a more precise and compelling way? Here’s the trick: Convert it to a verb phrase. Specifically, start a sentence “Communicate with” or “Engage with.” Then flesh it out with details from your job experience.


  • Actively engage with parents and children to build positive long-term relationships

How to Align Your Resume with the Job Description

Preschool teachers help educate young children under the age of five, with a focus on language, motor, and social skills. Jobs for preschool teachers are projected to grow by 2% (or approximately 13,500 jobs) from 2019 to 2029, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The increased desire for early childhood education is expected to heighten the need for preschool teachers who work in a variety of settings, including child daycare services, religious organizations, and designated preschools.

It’s common for hiring managers to consider dozens of candidates before finding someone who fits their specific needs. By emphasizing the details found in the job description in your resume, you can set yourself apart from other applicants and gain the attention of the hiring manager. A job description usually mentions the most essential skills for a position early or more than once in the description. After spotting these important qualifications, compare your resume to the job description. Make sure your resume includes the specific requirements and skills that are revealed in the job description. At the same time, don’t lie about your qualifications on a resume. Few applicants meet every qualification sought in a job description. Instead, tailor your resume so that a hiring manager notices the relevant skills you do have.

Example Preschool Teacher Job Description

The Young Learning Center is seeking a qualified Preschool Teacher to assist the Preschool Lead Teacher in planning and leading activities that support children’s learning and development while maintaining a nurturing and safe classroom environment. Support duties include assisting Preschool Lead Teacher in classroom management, including supervising and monitoring children, performing child care duties such as feeding and changing children, and guiding and facilitating the delivery of classroom-related activities. This position constitutes a variety of responsibilities to maintain a safe, healthy, and effective learning environment. 


  • Assist in the planning of classroom activities that support children’s physical, emotional, and intellectual competence 
  • Supervise and monitor children closely to ensure a safe and healthy environment
  • Perform basic child care responsibilities, including the ability to change children’s diapers, assist in toileting, and assist with feeding, as necessary 
  • Maintain a positive approach to classroom control and encourage children to engage in appropriate behavior 
  • Assist Lead Teacher with sharing children’s progress with parents 


  • Associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
  • 1-2 years related experience in working in Early Childhood Education 
  • Some experience with young children in a preschool setting 

According to the job description, the ideal job applicant should have the following keywords, qualities, and/or experience in their resume: 

  • Assisting
  • Child care
  • Children 
  • Classroom 
  • Development
  • Guiding
  • Learning
  • Leading
  • Planning
  • Monitoring
  • Supervising
  • Supporting

Next, take what you highlighted from the job description and make sure to include your experience and skills that match. Below is an example of how to incorporate them in your resume:

Preschool Teacher Work Experience Example

Assistant Preschool Teacher, Kiddie College

May 2016-May 2018

  • Assisted with the supervision and care of a class of children between the ages of 12 weeks and 5 years old, maintaining a healthy classroom environment and minimizing potential hazards  
  • Supported the planning and teaching of the curriculum by leading and guiding activities that promote healthy learning and development, including emotional, cognitive, and social learning and development in children
  • Responsible for child care duties, including personal hygiene assistance, toilet assistance, and feeding assistance