Toddler Teacher Cover Letter
A toddler teacher is responsible for leading small classes of very young children (ages 2 to 3) in age-appropriate activities and projects, typically including stories, arts and crafts, imaginative play, manipulatives, and music. They must be capable of remaining calm and compassionate in energetic, loud, and often stressful environments. A strong understanding of – and ideally education in – early childhood development and its corresponding milestones is essential in this position.
Successful cover letters for toddler teachers mention the following areas of strength and ability:
- Early childhood education and development
- Classroom preparation and activity setup
- Snack and meal preparation
- Imaginative play
- Materials and manipulatives
- Observations and reports
- Behavior management
- Program planning and leadership
- Toileting support
- Parent relationship building
- Games and physical activity
- Language and social skills
- Separation anxiety
Please find a cover letter for a toddler teacher below demonstrating strong aptitude in similar skills and activities.
Dear Ms. Barnett:
As a dedicated, personable, and enthusiastic teacher with experience creating environments promoting language, physical, and mental development for toddlers, it is my pleasure to submit the enclosed resume for your review. My background and passion for early childhood development and education position me to significantly impact your school in the role of toddler teacher.
My experience lies in more than eight years of success as a toddler teacher with Busybee School in Louisville, where I led a class of 10 children ages 2 to 3 in a range of activities, including art, stories, physical movement, and imaginative play. From planning hands-on projects and preparing healthy snacks to observing individual children’s development and introducing new materials and manipulatives, I have proven adept at cultivating safe and loving environments where toddlers feel free to explore and take age-appropriate risks. In addition, I have earned a solid reputation from parents and staff for my warm and compassionate personality, my excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and my deep knowledge of early childhood developmental benchmarks. With these attributes and experience in mind, I am certain to make a positive impact on your school and its young students.
Highlights of my qualifications include the following:
- Helped get a fledgling toddler program at Busybee School off the ground, promoting and spreading the word about the program and presiding over its growth from three students to 10 students (full enrollment) with a recurring waitlist
- Guided toddlers in their budding efforts to learn language, gain autonomy, acquire social skills, and engage in physical activity
- Provided ongoing learning opportunities through play, songs, art, and stories
- Demonstrated an uncanny ability to comfort children in distress from separation anxiety, disagreements with other children, or frustration arising from activities or manipulatives
- Maintained a daily record of each child’s activities, behaviors, food and drink intake, naps, toileting, and other issues for parents and caregivers; led parent/teacher conferences three times a year
- Earned a master’s degree in early childhood development, as well as a bachelor’s degree in education, from the University of Kentucky
With my background and credentials, I am well prepared to dedicate myself to the highest standards of children’s learning and experiences at your school and exceed your expectations as your next toddler teacher. I look forward to discussing my qualifications in more detail.
Thank you for your consideration.
Jacquelyn G. Bunting