In an interview, daycare teachers need to be asked about their education and past experience. Questions relating to their teaching style may also be helpful.
Daycare teachers are responsible for children's daily care, safety and well-being. Their primary objective is to teach their students lifestyle lessons, including manners and basic social behavior. Skills learned in daycare help prepare children for the world of education.
Not only do they teach lessons in a classroom style, but they also teach lessons as learning opportunities arise, such as disagreements between students. To be effective, daycare teachers need an extensive understanding of children’s behavior. They must also understand their responsibility to assist in molding a child's development. Below are important questions for parents and employers to ask a daycare teacher.
- Why did you choose to be a daycare teacher?
- What are three words your students would use to describe you?
- What is your system for evaluating student work?
- How would you handle a student who has a behavioral problem?
- Do you have first aid experience?
- What is the most successful lesson you have taught?
- What do you do if a lesson does not work well?
- Do you have experience caring for children with disabilities?
- What is your teaching style?
- What have you learned from being a daycare teacher?