(Closed) Anyone teach preschool? Do you like your job?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I did. For 5 years I worked with ages from 6 weeks to 6 years. I was usually with 3’s and 4’s but I got moved to supervisor of the 2 year old room before I left there. Honestly I didn’t like it at all. I felt like you had to deal with a million peoples ‘stuff’ the kids is one thing that’s part of the job but then the other stressed out staff the parents and the bosses all just made it miserable. That job turned me gray at 21. The training was always a higher number of hours than the years before and then they said we had to go to college to continue working there (rules changed almost daily). I guess it didn’t help my son was 2 when I started either though. They were always so rude to him and rude to me about him because I worked there and they ‘could get away with it’. I was going to go to another daycare but my friends who quit to go to a different daycare said it was the same at the places they went to so I’m still looking for a job lol.

Simple answer… no I didn’t love my job but I did love the kids.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I teach preschool and I LOVE it. I graduated in May 2010 with an Elementary Education degree and immediately began teaching preschool (3 year old class). I got my early childhood certification and I’m going back for my Master’s in January. In a few weeks I’ll be starting a new job teaching a state- funded 4 year old Pre-K class. Honestly, I love preschool and my experience has been great.The most stressful part, in my opinion, is dealing with some of the parents and administration. Good luck! Let us know how it goes and feel free to PM me if you have any questions!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@cbee: The kids aren’t hard to deal with (I was at an IU center so we had quite a few  blind/deaf/autistic children) and I actually really worked better with special needs. It really is the parents, staff and upper management that can make or break a place. I was at a daycare/preschool but I felt it was totally wrong of them to make us go to school or get fired, especially those of us who had been there 5+ years. I couldn’t go being a single momma and making $8 an hour. I ended up going to another daycare and found out they lied to us anyway and college is not required. I think the only thing across the board that is a little intense to me is the amount of trainings required each year. The best training I ever had was things I learned from the children, all of these things though made me a pretty good mom.

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