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KINDERGARTEN ASSISTANT, IN-DEPTH: This Is How You're Supposed To Feel About Your Job

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Holly, a Kindergarten Assistant, describes what she loves most about her job, its challenges, her key decision, how hard it is to get a job in her field, and work-life balance. It's not that difficult to find a job as a preschool teacher but it requires special training to work at a Waldorf or Montessori school. This is a job unlike she's ever had, and it's the best thing.

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='21790'>they</span> <span m='21920'>run</span> <span m='22140'>up</span> <span m='22290'>to</span> <span m='22450'>me.</span> <span m='22880'>And</span> <span m='23590'>I</span> <span m='24230'>didn't</span> <span m='24480'>academically</span> <span m='25220'>have</span> <span m='25410'>a</span> <span m='25470'>huge</span> <span m='25730'>impact</span> <span m='26210'>on</span> <span m='26350'>them.</span> </p><p><span m='27300'>But</span> <span m='29080'>there's</span> <span m='29290'>a</span> <span m='29360'>spot</span> <span m='29890'>in</span> <span m='30010'>their</span> <span m='30170'>heart</span> <span m='31230'>for</span> <span m='31320'>me.</span> <span m='31650'>It's</span> <span m='31810'>really</span> <span m='32030'>sweet.</span> <span m='33140'>My</span> <span m='33330'>biggest</span> <span m='33760'>challenge</span> <span m='34340'>is</span> <span m='34610'>always the</span> <span m='34980'>parents.</span> <span m='36720'>They're</span> <span m='37290'>needy,</span> <span m='37900'>and</span> <span m='39370'>a</span> <span m='39810'>lot</span> <span m='40060'>of</span> <span m='40160'>people</span> <span m='40570'>are</span> <span m='40650'>first</span> <span m='40950'>time</span> <span m='41190'>parents.</span> <span m='41700'>So</span> <span m='41820'>there's</span> <span m='42040'>a</span> <span m='42100'>lot</span> <span m='42330'>of</span> <span m='42500'>worry.</span> <span m='43820'>And</span> <span m='44060'>it's</span> <span m='44210'>hard</span> <span m='44470'>to</span> <span m='44860'>go</span> <span m='45250'>and</span> <span m='45410'>know that</span> <span m='45920'>it'll</span> <span m='46480'>all</span> <span m='46660'>work</span> <span m='46940'>out.</span> </p><p><span m='48250'>To</span> <span m='48410'>make</span> <span m='48760'>it</span> <span m='49450'>my</span> <span m='49690'>life</span> <span m='50250'>work</span> <span m='51130'>with</span> <span m='51320'>having</span> <span m='51620'>children</span> <span m='52760'>and</span> <span m='52880'>how</span> <span m='53240'>to</span> <span m='53980'>navigate</span> <span m='54830'>being</span> <span m='55920'>a</span> <span m='56020'>mom,</span> <span m='57290'>having</span> <span m='57610'>a</span> <span m='57660'>job,</span> <span m='59060'>and</span> <span m='59360'>having</span> <span m='61070'>energy</span> <span m='61510'>at</span> <span m='61620'>the</span> <span m='61730'>end</span> <span m='61840'>of</span> <span m='61940'>the</span> <span m='62020'>day.</span> <span m='63880'>And</span> <span m='64230'>it</span> <span m='64480'>just</span> <span m='64780'>worked</span> <span m='65080'>perfect,</span> <span m='65760'>so</span> <span m='66230'>I</span> <span m='66320'>stuck</span> <span m='66650'>with</span> <span m='66800'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='68220'>Yes,</span> <span m='69660'>in</span> <span m='69810'>a</span> <span m='69880'>Waldorf</span> <span m='70610'>school</span> <span m='71170'>it</span> <span m='71280'>is,</span> <span m='71890'>because</span> <span m='72420'>there's</span> <span m='72590'>so</span> <span m='72810'>few</span> <span m='73120'>of</span> <span m='73290'>them.</span> <span m='74410'>I've</span> <span m='74870'>never</span> <span m='75150'>worked</span> <span m='76190'>other</span> <span m='76300'>than</span> <span m='76660'>a</span> <span m='76700'>Montessori</span> <span m='77510'>and a</span> <span m='77720'>Waldorf</span> <span m='78080'>school.</span> <span m='78610'>So</span> <span m='79950'>the</span> <span m='80310'>other</span> <span m='80510'>stuff,</span> <span m='84310'>there's</span> <span m='84530'>a</span> <span m='84610'>dime</span> <span m='84970'>a</span> <span m='85030'>dozen</span> <span m='86010'>preschool</span> <span m='86520'>teachers</span> <span m='86890'>out</span> <span m='87100'>there.</span> <span m='87970'>But</span> <span m='88290'>specializing</span> <span m='89470'>in</span> <span m='89560'>Waldorf</span> <span m='89960'>or</span> <span m='90010'>Montessori</span> <span m='90670'>is</span> <span m='91700'>quite</span> <span m='91900'>special.</span> </p><p><span m='93000'>You have to go</span> <span m='93260'>to</span> <span m='93360'>school</span> <span m='93590'>for</span> <span m='93710'>that.</span> <span m='95560'>It's</span> <span m='95780'>pretty</span> <span m='96040'>simple.</span> <span m='96830'>It's</span> <span m='97490'>taking</span> <span m='97890'>my</span> <span m='98630'>kids</span> <span m='98900'>to</span> <span m='99070'>school</span> <span m='99710'>and</span> <span m='100220'>walking</span> <span m='100630'>into</span> <span m='100860'>the</span> <span m='101010'>classroom,</span> <span m='102090'>having</span> <span m='102420'>a</span> <span m='102900'>fabulous</span> <span m='103850'>day,</span> <span m='105100'>and</span> <span m='105820'>leaving</span> <span m='106210'>there</span> <span m='106540'>feeling</span> <span m='107070'>like,</span> <span m='108050'>I</span> <span 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m='119280'>feel.</span> <span m='120780'>It's</span> <span m='120890'>not</span> <span m='121090'>like</span> <span m='121290'>any</span> <span m='121480'>other</span> <span m='121620'>job</span> <span m='121870'>I've</span> <span m='121980'>ever</span> <span m='122160'>had.</span> <span m='123000'>So</span> <span m='123790'>it's</span> <span m='123980'>balanced.</span> <span m='124680'>It's</span> <span m='125010'>happy</span> <span m='126140'>and</span> <span m='126280'>good.</span> <span m='127225'>So</span> <span m='127570'>that's</span> <span m='127770'>it.</span> </p>","file":{"id":331577,"video_id":"2995069050001","name":"1716-Holly-KindergartenAsst2","duration":128709,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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