Job Title: Teacher Prekindergarten

Reports to:Site-Based Administrator
Job Group:Instructional


Job Code:3030
Salary Schedule:INST


Responsible for providing responsive care, effective teaching, and an organized learning environment that promotes healthy development and children’s school readiness skill growth aligned with Head Start and state standards, including children with disabilities.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Implement a developmentally appropriate research-based curriculum, which is aligned to state standards and federal child outcomes and supports the development of school readiness skills.
  2. Coordinate and plan organized activities, schedules, lesson plans, and high-quality early learning experiences responsive to each child’s individual pattern of development and learning.
  3. Complete screenings and assessments, including attendance, as required by federal, state and District requirements.
  4. Integrate assessment data in individual and group planning and conduct interventions and make referrals for evaluations as needed.
  5. Include teaching practices that focus on English language acquisition, having culturally and linguistically appropriate materials for dual language learners.
  6. Implement an intentional, age-appropriate approach to accommodate children’s need to nap or rest, providing quiet learning alternatives for children who do not need or want to rest or nap.
  7. Provide family style meals and snack time with structured support for teaching-child interactions fostering communication that contributes to a child’s learning, development, and socialization with the understanding food is not utilized as a punishment or reward.
  8. Provide support in developing/maintaining students’ daily living needs and medical needs, such as toilet needs, lifting, diapering, feeding and personal hygiene, transferring, positioning, and ambulation as necessary.
  9. Implement all components of “Active Supervision” to ensure child safety and supervision is always maintained.
  10. Make home visits and conduct parent conferences as required by the program and encourage family engagement.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Knowledge of principles of child development and care for preschool-aged children
  • Knowledge and understanding of federal guidelines, state guidelines, community agencies, and resources related to Pre-Kindergarten services
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and web-based technologies and platforms
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to organize, prioritize, and manage work assignments in an efficient manner and within established timeframes
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders
  • All hires must meet physical requirements of Post Offer Employment Testing (POET)

*Current and former parents or guardians of children served by the Head Start program must receive preference for employment in Head Start vacancies for which they are qualified for employment.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the field of Early Childhood Education/Child Development
  • OR
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with coursework equivalent to a major in Early Childhood Education/Child Development
  • OR
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the field of Elementary Education
  • One year of experience teaching preschool-aged children


  • Florida Educator’s certificate in Early Childhood Education, Prekindergarten/Primary, or Preschool Education
  • Completion of 15-hours of state-required Emergent Literacy Course and Implementing the Florida Standards in Preschool Classrooms: 3 Years Old to Kindergarten
  • OR
  • Completion of Reading Endorsement Competency I and Implementing the Florida Standards in Preschool Classrooms: 3 Years Old to Kindergarten
  • Satisfactory completion of First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course for infants and toddlers within 3 months of hire


  • Two years' experience working with prekindergarten children




Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as light work.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk and hear; stand and walk; use hands/fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Teacher Prekindergarten;   EST: November 6, 2018;   REV: June 20, 2023;   Board Approved: June 20, 2023