The interviewer wants to know that you have a genuine passion for working with young children. You can add a personal touch to your answer by talking about your education, your children, or perhaps the fact that working around young kids keeps you young at heart. Whatever drives you, be sure to let your passion for this career path shine through.
"There are many factors that I enjoy when it comes to working with young children; however, if I had to choose my favorite I would say it's seeing their wonderment every day. It makes me appreciated the small things in life, and forces me to slow down."
"I have spent a good deal of time working as a preschool assistant and also as a nanny. Young children are so fun to be around! I love their energy and overall zest for life."
"I have worked with young children for many years, and I must say that the stories I come home with on a daily basis are heartwarming and also hilarious. Every day is different, and nothing is predictable when working with children. It keeps me young!"