Preschool Teacher Interview Questions

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

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List of 25 Preschool Teacher Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

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

  2. 2.

    What defines success for you as a preschool teacher?

  3. 3.

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

  4. 4.

    How do you deal with stressful situations in the workplace?

  5. 5.

    What is your current salary?

  6. 6.

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

  7. 7.

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

  8. 8.

    How will you instruct students with varying abilities?

  9. 9.

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

  10. 10.

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

  11. 11.

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

  12. 12.

    Do you have valid First Aid and CPR Certification?

  13. 13.

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

  14. 14.

    What causes you to feel dissatisfied on the job?

  15. 15.

    How do you like to encourage ideas in other teachers?

  16. 16.

    How often do you take work home with you?

  17. 17.

    How many days were you absent from work last year?

  18. 18.

    Why do you want to work at our childcare center?

  19. 19.

    Tell me about your curriculum plans for 4 year olds.

  20. 20.

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

  21. 21.

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

  22. 22.

    Have you progressed in your teaching career as you have expected?

  23. 23.

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

  24. 24.

    How would you describe your teaching style?

  25. 25.

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