Just wondering how much training other schools require and if some or most teachers get paid for that training? Also wondering about prep time, breaks, lunch, and after hours cleaning, curriculum planning, ect... and how schools work out how much they are willing to pay you for those hours. At my preschool you are required to have 10 hours training (classes) yearly, plus all the CPR/Fire, plus 5 classes for first year teachers, all unpaid. On top of that they want you to always have your classroom cleaned including emptying trash, filling dispensers, windows, blinds, taking stuff home to wash, ect. At previous work places this was always done by the janitors (of course as teachers you clean all day anyway: spills, accidents, sweeping). My admin. wants us to do all this cleaning in the course of the day, while the students are present. Plus you are required to plan all your curriculum (4 pages a day) a month in advance, and I am suppose to do this while I am teaching the kids. I am so overwhelmed with this new job. I really need the job, and love teaching the kids. I love being busy all day. But this place is so overwhelming and impossible to actually do all they want you to do in the course of the eight hours. Plus you are not paid for so much of the work/training that you do. How does it look out there at other preschools? Is it any better?