Preschool Teacher Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Preschool Teacher interview, here are 25 interview questions and answer examples.

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Discuss a time in which you had to confront a parent about their child's behavior or learning.

"One of my students would constantly disrupt class by distracting other students or refusing to participate in any activities. A few weeks after this behavior continued, I held a parent-teacher meeting and told the parent that while their child was bright and creative, I was concerned that she might be having some trouble focusing. We made a plan together, which included a lower sugar breakfast, more sleep, and a more disciplined schedule overall."

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25 Preschool Teacher Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. Discuss a time in which you had to confront a parent about their child's behavior or learning.

  • 2. What is your current salary?

  • 3. How many days were you absent from work last year?

  • 4. How often do you take work home with you?

  • 5. How do you like to encourage ideas in other teachers?

  • 6. How do you deal with stressful situations in the workplace?

  • 7. What causes you to feel dissatisfied on the job?

  • 8. What experience have you had with students from culturally diverse backgrounds?

  • 9. Do you have your CDA (Child Development Associate) Certificate?

  • 10. Do you have valid First Aid and CPR Certification?

  • 11. Do you have a list of books you would enjoy reading to your class?

  • 12. How would you describe your teaching style?

  • 13. How important is communication between you and the parents of your students?

  • 14. What do you enjoy the most about working with young children?

  • 15. What do you feel are the most important qualities in being a good preschool teacher?

  • 16. Have you progressed in your teaching career as you have expected?

  • 17. If you couldn't be a preschool teacher, what else would you be doing?

  • 18. What defines success for you as a preschool teacher?

  • 19. How did you get along with the director and owners of the last child care center?

  • 20. Why do you believe you are the best preschool teacher for us?

  • 21. How will you instruct students with varying abilities?

  • 22. Tell me about your curriculum plans for 4 year olds.

  • 23. What do you believe is the most important thing a young child can learn?

  • 24. How do you encourage a misbehaving child to pay attention to the task at hand?

  • 25. Why do you want to work at our childcare center?