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KINDERGARTEN ASSISTANT: Children Are Pretty Much Perfect

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Holly describes her rewarding work as a Kindergarten Assistant. She was originally interested in psychiatry throughout college, but when she had children, she wanted a job where she could be close to her kids. She fell in love with the teaching profession and completed her teaching training. It’s important to note that if you feel tired instead of invigorated at the end of the day, this isn't the job for you.

Job Title: Kindergarten Assistant

Job Summary: Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

Job Description

Kindergarten and elementary school teachers prepare young children for future schooling by teaching them elemental natural, social science, math, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature. The teachers also promote the students' physical, mental, and social development.

On-the-Job Training

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Certification Requirement
All states require teachers in public schools to be licensed. A license is frequently referred to as a certification. Those who teach in private schools are generally not required to be licensed.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$30,000 - $80,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Part-time, Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Patience, Creativity, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, Strength/stamina, Public speaking ability, Empathy, Organizational skills

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m='21150'>then</span> <span m='21280'>it's</span> <span m='21460'>done.</span> </p><p><span m='22510'>It was</span> <span m='22750'>kind</span> <span m='22940'>of</span> <span m='23030'>an</span> <span m='23130'>accident.</span> <span m='24070'>I</span> <span m='24210'>actually</span> <span m='24650'>was</span> <span m='26140'>interested</span> <span m='26610'>in</span> <span m='27500'>psychiatry</span> <span m='28680'>and</span> <span m='29370'>psychology</span> <span m='30210'>in</span> <span m='30470'>college,</span> <span m='31210'>and</span> <span m='32619'>then</span> <span m='33090'>I</span> <span m='33180'>had</span> <span m='33450'>kids.</span> <span m='34470'>And</span> <span m='35490'>I</span> <span m='35780'>went</span> <span m='36170'>to go</span> <span m='36400'>work</span> <span m='36650'>at</span> <span m='36720'>a</span> <span m='36760'>Montessori</span> <span m='37340'>school</span> <span m='38190'>because</span> <span m='38480'>I</span> <span m='38770'>needed</span> <span m='39070'>something</span> <span m='39490'>where</span> <span m='39640'>I</span> <span m='39710'>could</span> <span m='40000'>be</span> <span m='41250'>with</span> <span m='41550'>my</span> <span m='41730'>child,</span> <span m='42330'>but</span> <span m='42550'>not</span> <span m='45260'>at</span> <span m='45450'>home,</span> <span m='46210'>so</span> <span m='46410'>we</span> <span m='46550'>could</span> <span m='46710'>do</span> <span m='46850'>both.</span> <span m='47800'>And</span> <span m='48060'>so</span> <span m='48190'>she</span> <span m='48430'>went</span> <span m='48610'>into</span> <span m='48820'>another</span> <span m='49140'>classroom,</span> <span m='49710'>and</span> <span m='49810'>I</span> <span m='49880'>worked</span> <span m='50170'>in</span> <span m='50260'>another.</span> </p><p><span m='51260'>And</span> <span m='51490'>then</span> <span m='51670'>I</span> <span m='51750'>did</span> <span m='52060'>teacher</span> <span m='52380'>training</span> <span m='53560'>and</span> <span m='54110'>kind</span> <span m='54330'>of</span> <span m='55040'>decided</span> <span m='55530'>not</span> <span m='55780'>to</span> <span m='55860'>go</span> <span m='55980'>back</span> <span m='56220'>to</span> <span m='56320'>college</span> <span m='56860'>and</span> <span m='57000'>finish</span> <span m='57380'>up</span> <span m='57580'>what</span> <span m='57720'>I</span> <span m='57780'>was</span> <span m='58330'>on</span> <span m='58600'>course</span> <span m='58950'>for.</span> <span m='59830'>And</span> <span m='60250'>it</span> <span m='60360'>just</span> <span m='60560'>kind</span> <span m='60690'>of</span> <span m='60740'>happened</span> <span m='61080'>on</span> <span m='61180'>accident,</span> <span m='62210'>and</span> <span m='62490'>then</span> <span m='62920'>I</span> <span m='63000'>fell in</span> <span m='63330'>love</span> <span m='63440'>with</span> <span m='63590'>it.</span> <span m='64420'>I</span> <span m='64730'>actually</span> <span m='65000'>didn't</span> <span m='65160'>really</span> <span m='65400'>like</span> <span m='66370'>children</span> <span m='66970'>up until</span> <span m='67370'>that</span> <span m='67640'>point.</span> <span m='68160'>And</span> <span m='68330'>then</span> <span m='68520'>I</span> <span m='68610'>discovered</span> <span m='69650'>something</span> <span m='70020'>really</span> <span m='70300'>sweet,</span> <span m='71000'>and</span> <span m='72310'>I've</span> <span m='72450'>been</span> <span m='72620'>doing</span> <span m='73020'>that</span> <span m='73410'>for</span> <span m='75200'>17</span> <span m='75660'>years</span> <span m='75950'>now.</span> <span m='76650'>What</span> <span m='77040'>I</span> <span m='77140'>know</span> <span m='77370'>now</span> <span m='78580'>is</span> <span m='78830'>that</span> <span m='81990'>children</span> <span m='82630'>are</span> <span m='82850'>all</span> <span m='83240'>pretty</span> <span m='83590'>much</span> <span m='83910'>perfect,</span> <span m='84850'>and</span> <span m='85150'>it</span> <span m='85250'>takes</span> <span m='85500'>a</span> <span m='85560'>lot</span> <span m='85780'>of</span> <span m='85880'>energy</span> <span m='86240'>to</span> <span m='86370'>screw</span> <span m='86670'>them</span> <span m='86860'>up.</span> </p><p><span m='88390'>My</span> <span m='88750'>advice</span> <span m='89400'>would</span> <span m='89540'>be</span> <span m='89950'>to</span> <span m='90130'>go</span> <span m='90670'>spend</span> <span m='91340'>the</span> <span m='91430'>day</span> <span m='91910'>with</span> <span m='93040'>six</span> <span m='93490'>children</span> <span m='94630'>that</span> <span m='94820'>you</span> <span m='94970'>don't</span> <span m='95350'>know</span> <span m='96510'>and</span> <span m='98520'>really</span> <span m='98930'>be</span> <span m='99250'>yourself.</span> <span m='100260'>And</span> <span m='100740'>if</span> <span m='100840'>you</span> <span m='101010'>feel</span> <span m='101600'>tired</span> <span m='102070'>at</span> <span m='102190'>the</span> <span m='102310'>end</span> <span m='102440'>of</span> <span m='102540'>that</span> <span m='102780'>day,</span> <span m='103670'>it's</span> <span m='103820'>not</span> <span m='104080'>the</span> <span m='104160'>job</span> <span m='104490'>for</span> <span m='104670'>you.</span> <span m='105760'>Because</span> <span m='106280'>I</span> <span m='106460'>don't</span> <span m='106740'>feel</span> <span m='106980'>tired</span> <span m='107300'>at</span> <span m='107400'>the</span> <span m='107490'>end</span> <span m='107610'>of</span> <span m='107730'>my</span> <span m='107900'>day,</span> <span m='108640'>and</span> <span m='109060'>nor</span> <span m='109300'>do</span> <span m='109430'>the</span> <span m='109560'>teachers</span> <span m='109930'>that</span> <span m='110050'>I</span> <span m='110150'>work</span> <span m='110640'>with.</span> <span m='112100'>It's</span> <span m='112250'>kind</span> <span m='112420'>of</span> <span m='112530'>you</span> <span m='113000'>feel</span> <span m='113220'>invigorated.</span> <span m='115320'>So</span> <span m='115660'>it's</span> <span m='115860'>a</span> <span m='115900'>real</span> <span m='116720'>key,</span> <span m='117200'>and</span> <span m='117470'>we</span> <span m='117670'>can</span> <span m='117830'>tell</span> <span m='118080'>when</span> <span m='118410'>other</span> <span m='118730'>new</span> <span m='118950'>teachers</span> <span m='119300'>come</span> <span m='119500'>in.</span> <span m='119820'>If</span> <span m='120310'>they're</span> <span m='121110'>pooped</span> <span m='121750'>at</span> <span m='121850'>the</span> <span m='121940'>end</span> <span m='122050'>of</span> <span m='122120'>the</span> <span m='122190'>day,</span> <span m='122360'>you</span> <span m='122470'>think,</span> <span m='124000'>not</span> <span m='124430'>right,</span> <span m='125810'>doesn't</span> <span m='125900'>fit.</span> 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