Kindergarten teachers teach basic subjects such as reading, writing and arithmetic or specialized subjects such as English or French as a second language at public and private elementary schools.
Kindergarten teachers perform some or all of the following duties:
Prepare courses for presentation to students according to approved curriculum;
Teach students using a systematic plan of lessons, discussions, audio-visual presentations and field trips;
Lead students in activities to promote their physical, mental and social development and their school readiness;
Assign and correct homework;
Prepare, administer and correct tests;
Evaluate the progress of students and discuss results with students, parents and school officials;
Identify children's individual learning needs;
Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help;
Participate in staff meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops.
May supervise teachers' aides and student teachers.
Kindergarten teachers may specialize in such areas as special education or second language instruction.
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