How do you stay current on new children's activities, and teaching techniques?
Professional Answers Preview
It is always a good idea to talk positively about change. Be sure to only talk about new teaching trends or techniques that you really enjoy or are supportive of to remain positive and show the interviewer that you are completely open to trying new techniques or teaching trends. Describe to the interviewer where you saw, heard, or read about the trend or technique, and give them a little insight about why you like it. Be sure to tell the interviewer about any conferences or workshops you attended where you learned about new trends too! Speak about the educational emails you receive from professional associations, and highlight the fun things you are learning from your teaching friends!
What have you found to be the best way to monitor the performance of your work and/or the work of others?
Professional Answers Preview
Ongoing communication! The more time you spend talking with your staff, the more open they are with you about how things are truly going in their classroom as well as in other classrooms. With ongoing communication, there is no need to 'monitor' the performance. People openly share performance with you! Be sure to mention that you have learned this allows you to provide ongoing performance feedback instead of waiting for the annual performance review. This way, nobody has any surprises come performance review season!
Most so-called difficult parents are really just parents who care a lot about their children and want their children to succeed in everything. You do excellent with these parents! Explain to the interviewer how you graciously share, with difficult parents, how passionate you are about seeing the children succeed, and you are so glad to hear how passionate they are about their own children. Discuss how this breaks the ice and opens up the door for calm, professional communication with the parents to set their minds at ease.
At a high level, tell the interviewer where you went to preschool, elementary school, middle school, high school, and post-high school. Use this to lead into your favorite season as a student. Maybe you really loved painting and learning how to count to 100 using colored blocks in preschool. Maybe you were always the study guru who loved algebra and couldn't get enough of calculus. Tell the interviewer about how your experience positively shaped who you are today. Perhaps you grew up in a broken home, and it was your teachers who helped you achieve great success in life. Whatever your story is, this is the time to share how it positively impacted where you are today!
A preschool director is an administrator who in charge of creating policies, managing staff and preschool enrollments, and monitoring everyday operations at the preschool. They may also take classes when necessary.
This is a highly responsible position that requires formal education and relevant state license. Most preschool directors have completed their master's degree in early childhood education or a related field. They may work in public or private preschool settings. Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, along with a strong understanding of early childhood development and behavior are all essential attributes in this role.
Prospective employers looking for a preschool director will usually conduct a more rigorous interview than usual. They will want to make sure that you have a clean criminal record and that your principles align with theirs when it comes to caring for preschool children and interacting with their parents. One of the many questions you can expect to be asked is your view on punishing preschool children. How you answer these questions is key to getting hired as a preschool director. Mock Questions has put together several commonly asked questions at preschool director interviews. Check them out and ponder over how you will reply before going for the interview.