Kindergarten Teacher Resumes

Jillian, Senior Resume Writer

For me, this is the heart of the resume writing process – we aren’t just putting facts and figures, phrases and sentences, timelines and contact info together in a document! We are telling a story in such a way as to capture someone’s attention. We want to tell a story that is interesting, clear, descriptive, as well as comprehensive with all of the necessary facts and figures.

Kindergarten Teacher resumes overview

A Kindergarten Teacher resume must include:

  • Statutory information – Certifications, license and any required OHS accreditations like first aid must be provided. Be sure to check thoroughly for any required documentation.
  • Bachelor’s Degree – This is the minimum level of qualification required for Kindergarten Teachers.
  • Practical experience – In theory, experience in a related field isn’t necessarily required, but in practice, schools prefer people with frontline experience. You need to document that experience.

When writing your resume, systematically address the following issues in the appropriate parts of your resume:


Your career aspirations, “why you want the job”, which explains how your job application fits your career path.


This part of your resume needs to be extremely clearly defined, matching employer needs and showing superior levels of expertise, productivity, and experience.


Be sure to show appropriate licenses, certifications, qualifications and other credentials, preferably in list form.

Work history

Use examples from your work history which are clearly relevant to the job requirements. Cite specific systems work, for example, to show your skills and experience.

Resume structure and content

The following is only a basic resume outline. Specialist teachers and those working in some areas of early childhood teaching may require a range of additional information.

The best resume format is a functional resume, as follows:

  • Name/contacts – Your full legal name email and phone.
  • Personal summary – This is also known as a personal profile or the “objectives” section of your resume, and is written as an introduction to your readers.
  • Skills – This is an extremely important part of your resume. You need to detail your professional skills, and show clear relevance to the position’s needs. Be careful to compare your core skills to the advertised essentials. Missing skills can lead to instant rejection. Take the time to ensure that your resume is a good match in this area.
  • Formal qualifications and any related certifications – No exceptions, you must show all mandatory qualifications. Double check your application before submitting to make sure you’ve included these requirements.
  • Employment history – Prior experience in kindergarten teaching is a major asset. Use your student teacher resume to highlight your experience and include applicable relevant performance indicators.

Managing your resume content

To get the job, you need to be competitive. That means that you need to manage your resume content to stand out as an applicant.

Best practice is a targeted resume, addressing the high value skills required by the position.

The core areas on which to focus are:

  • Skills – Refer to the job’s critical skill sets and show your best skills. Use your skills and additional qualifications to build a strong case for your application. Particularly emphasize important skill areas like communications, creative learning- related teaching skills, interpersonal skills, administrative and other useful areas of expertise.
  • Experience – Remember the employer needs to see high value experience, too. Don’t just go through the motions of describing your experience, focus on relevant experience which clearly matches the position.

For more information about how to become a kindergarten teacher, bookmark the Bureau of Labor Statistics page here at

Anticipated growth in jobs for kindergarten teachers in the US in the coming decade to 2022 is 12%, or 188,400. This rate of growth is roughly equivalent to the national job growth rate over this period.

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