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5 Preschool Teacher Resume Examples for 2022

Author: Stephen Greet, Co-founder
Published on: July 3, 2022

Preschool teaching is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. You're actively shaping the future and leaving lasting impressions on both children and parents. However, it's undoubtedly a very stressful job. When you've got your hands full with 10+ preschoolers bouncing off the walls and causing chaos, the last thing you should think about is the font or format on your resume

Fortunately, you don't need to think about it anymore. We analyzed countless preschool teacher resumes and determined what helps and what doesn't help teachers get job interviews

We broke this information down, creating five preschool teacher resume samples to help entry-level and senior preschool teachers build great resumes

Preschool Teacher Resume

Preschool Teacher resume example

Why this resume works

  • Pack your preschool teacher resume with quantifiable metrics.
    • Metrics make it easier for principals, heads of school, or senior faculty (hiring managers) to quickly understand your impact on your current school and what you'd contribute to another, especially if those stats are mentioned within your resume summary right at the top of the page.
    • It's not always easy to figure out what types of metrics to list, though. As a preschool teacher, we recommend you include metrics on the number of students in your classroom, the teaching methods you employ, parent feedback, the structure of your lesson plans, standardized test scores, and developmental milestones.
  • If you lack quantifiable metrics or don't quite know the breakdown of your lesson plans, don't fret. You can incorporate easy metrics, such as the number of children in your classroom or how many learning strategies you employ.
    • When it comes to complex numbers to find, such as the percentage of parents who approved of your work, say something you know to be true. For example, instead of saying, "Received 98% positive feedback," say, "Received positive feedback from 5 parents."

Preschool Teacher Assistant Resume Example

Preschool Teacher Assistant resume example

Why this resume works

  • When reviewing preschool teacher resumes, we commonly find that teachers don't take advantage of their resume skills.
    • Your skills section should contain six to ten skills to give hiring managers a feel for your capabilities without giving them a laundry list to read through.
    • The skills you include should be as highly tailored to the job as possible. For example, "web surfing," "MySpace," and "baker of great cookies" do not belong in your skills section.
      • Instead, include essential preschool teaching skills such as lesson planning, patience, communication, and empathy.
  • But, your preschool teacher assistant resume skills section isn't just an important place to sum up your proficiencies for hiring managers. It's also a critical element to include if you want employers to see your resume at all.
    • A preschool teaching job posted online frequently receives over 200 applicants. And since the hiring manager tasked with reviewing applicants is also a teacher or principal, they often can't look at every resume.
      • That's why they use applicant tracking systems (ATS) to automatically filter out candidates who don't have enough skills that match the job description. To avoid being automatically rejected, you need a skills section ideally matching 80 percent or more of those listed in the teacher job description.

Entry-Level Preschool Teacher Resume

Entry Level Preschool Teacher resume example

Why this resume works

  • As an entry-level teacher, getting your foot in the door can be challenging. Fortunately, hiring managers understand that you won't have much experience if you've just graduated from school or are going through a significant career change.
    • If you have any relevant work history, include it in your work experience.
      • Note: even though your job title might state "assistant," your work experience bullet points should minimize the word "assisted" or "helped." When you're looking to move out of a supervised role and take a more independent position, highlight instances when you took the initiative or implemented ideas.
      • Other relevant work experience might include nannying jobs, volunteer positions, internships, or even school projects where you worked with children.
    • If you lack relevant experience, you can always include less relevant work demonstrating time management, patience, and communication. These soft skills are needed in all fields!
  • You can also consider a resume objective. While optional, it's a good idea when you're changing careers or need to fill up space.
    • If you decide to include an objective in your entry-level preschool teacher resume, list specifics about the job, such as the job title and school name.

Senior Preschool Teacher Resume

Senior Preschool Teacher resume example

Why this resume works

  • As a senior-level preschool teacher, order your work experience in reverse-chronological order, with your most recent job toward the top of the page.
    • This helps you in three specific ways. First, it lets employers quickly see the most relevant (and likely most important) job you've held.
    • Second, it demonstrates growth in your career.
    • And third, the reverse-chronological resume format works best for Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to properly synthesize your resume. If your information is out of this order, ATS could mistakenly label your most recent job as your oldest.
  • Always use active language when you write your resume. This includes action words (such as led, accelerated, assessed, implemented, and spearheaded), active voice, and metrics. At the same time, ensure that you have two to four work experience sections, each with three to six bullet points not exceeding 200 words.
    • There are tons of rules to building a resume that gets you your dream job, and our free resume checker can reassure you that your senior preschool teacher resume is up to the task.

Early Childhood Educator Preschool Teacher Resume

Early Childhood Educator Preschool Teacher Resume Example

Why this resume works

  • Your early childhood educator preschool teacher resume (along with your teacher cover letter) should emphasize, above all else, a love for working with and teaching children.
    • Patience and a positive attitude are essential skills, but hard skills like lesson planning and proficiency in a second language are also crucial to hiring managers.
  • If you have limited experience working as an early-education educator, that's okay!
    • Focus on relevant projects or jobs:
      • This might include running a summer camp, babysitting, running an after-school program, or working at a daycare.
      • If you have limited experience working with kiddos, focus instead on work, projects, hobbies, activities, and interests on your resume that require a high degree of patience, kindness, and attention. 

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