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Hiring the right people for your childcare center involves a strong interview process. When interviewing candidates at your center, it’s crucial to ask the right questions. These interview questions help you gauge their teaching style, how they handle conflict, if they’re a good fit for your center, and more.

To help make this process easier, we’ve compiled 22 questions to ask potential teacher candidates at your childcare center. Your teachers are interacting with the children in your care, other staff members, and parents. Because of this, it’s important to make sure they’re well qualified. 

If you’re looking for the right questions to ask potential teachers at upcoming interviews, keep reading and download our free teacher interview question template. 

Providing the Right Tools for Your Teachers

When you hire teachers at your daycare center, help retain them by providing tools to make their job easier. Using software like Kangarootime allows your teachers to request time off, view their schedules, and track their time logs. Our point of care app makes classroom management easy and efficient. Here, teachers can take pictures and videos to send to parents, update daily notes, track attendance, and more. Learn more about Kangarootime’s classroom management tools here. 

Download the Free Preschool Teacher Interview Question Template

When interviewing preschool teachers at your center, be sure to ask them questions that help you understand their teaching style and how they’ll fit in at your center. Download Kangarootime’s Teacher Interview Template to help make this process easier. Fill out the form below and you’ll receive the template in an email.


Kangarootime is the leading all-in-one childcare management software for daycares and preschools. With billing and invoicing capabilities, parent communication and staff management tools, and classroom automation, Kangarootime helps childcare centers grow and scale. To learn more about optimizing your center with Kangarootime, visit kangarootime.com

Marissa Schneggenburger

Author Marissa Schneggenburger

Marissa Schneggenburger is the Marketing Coordinator at Kangarootime and experienced in content marketing. Marissa attended St. John Fisher College and received a B.S. in Marketing with minors in Finance and Spanish. Marissa also completed her MBA in Strategic Marketing from Niagara University. Marissa is passionate about the childcare industry and providing informative and engaging content.

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