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How To Prepare For Your Child Care Teacher Interview

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Prepare For Your Childcare Interview

Are you ready to answer those interview questions for the childcare teacher position?  Don’t get nervous get prepared.  Below we discuss the top questions that you will be asked in your interview and we also include tips on how to answer the most difficult questions you’ll face.


Great Lesson Plans For Every Age

The first thing you should be prepared for our job interview questions to probe your ability to come up with curriculum suitable for specific ages.  You should have answers prepared for how you design activities, lesson plans that are suitable for a specific age.  A great tip here is for you to weave into your answer what methods you use in designing teaching plans and also don’t forget to explain the goals of each lesson.  This way you can tell the interviewer how you successfully met the goals of your curriculum.


Everyday Teaching Moments

Great teachers don’t just teach through lesson plans or carefully designed curriculum.  You don’t have to explain to the interviewer that all you do is teach through lesson plans.  Instead you should also have a couple of examples of how you use everyday moments as teaching opportunities.  A great teacher knows how to use everyday relatable events as profound and powerful teaching moments.


Ability To Identify Strengths

Some teachers have the unique gift of being able to identify the strength in every student and then fostering the strength.  Before you enter your job interview, you should be prepared to speak to a couple of examples of students who you helped by identifying their strength and nurturing it.  There’s no better way than to using the example of a student to bring to life your teaching skill.

Here are sample Child Care Teacher job interview questions designed specifically for the Child Care career field.

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Describe your experience with making a difference in the lives of children through your teaching.

What do you find most challenging when providing children with a safe and nurturing environment that encourages their social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development.. Why?

What do you know about working with a diverse group of teachers and assisting in the design and implementation of a developmentally appropriate curriculum ?

What is your secret to working collaboratively to maintain positive relationships with parents, children, coworkers, and clients? Why?

Have you written any memorable letters to parents about their child?

In your job as a Child Care Teacher, did you notice any process or task that was being done unsafely (unsafe machinery/equipment/worker)? How did you notice it? What did you do?

We think that setting high expectations are important. How do you know when those expectations are too high?

Describe a time when you had difficulty learning something complex as a Child Care Teacher.

If you had to choose one thing to use to foster positive change in your classroom, what would that be?