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Once you decide to become a teacher, the next step is choosing at which level you will work.

Let’s take a look at some compelling reasons that preschool teachers give for choosing, and enjoying, teaching at this level. There are a lot of great reasons to choose to become a preschool teacher, let’s take a look at 8 of the most interesting.

1. Discovery

One of the best parts about working with preschool children is watching them discover new things for the first time in their short lives.

Here is just a small list of some of the tasks that many children learn during their preschool years:

• Tying their shoes
• Learning their ABCs
• Counting to 5 or 10
• Identifying colors

This is just one of the magical aspects of early childhood teaching. You get to watch as these young children begin to understand their individuality and become slightly more aware of how the world works.

2. Mastery

The challenges of working with students in very different styles is never more evident than in the preschool years. You will need to master a variety of different ways to teach in order to reach every pupil. This is a great way to improve your overall teaching skills and learn how different children respond to different methods.

3. Prevailing

It may sound counter intuitive, but some of the best parts of preschool classes are overcoming the many challenges and obstacles that you face. You may see it one day when a child who has been struggling has a break through, or another student runs up to you to show you how well they can count to three! These priceless moments make it all worthwhile.

4. Redirecting

Preschoolers require a lot of attention and are not known for their ability to fall off track. You will become a master of redirection and multi-tasking. Your organizational skills will help you to rise above the classroom chaos, and you will learn how to keep to a lesson plan in spite of all the distractions!

5. Guardian

There is also a safety component related to teaching preschoolers. They do not yet have all of the necessary skills to keep themselves safe, and in addition to teaching them, this is another of your responsibilities. You will need to teach them about safety and common sense, and help guide them into becoming responsible beings.

6. Surprise!

You will continue to be a part of their lives as they recall their preschool experiences and think fondly of the strong educational foundation that they were given. Don’t be surprised if they come back in a year or more to thank you again for all that you did for them during their preschool years.

7. Personal Growth

The skills that you gain as a preschool teacher will also help you in your interpersonal relationships outside of the classroom. You will be able to relate more effectively with your own children and those of your extended family and friends.

8. Gratitude

Being a preschool teacher can be a little bit of a do-over of your own childhood experiences. As you recall your own experiences, you will be able to focus on the best memories of your own early childhood and recreate them for your students. You can also avoid passing on any negative experiences to another generation of children.

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