Teachers are important factor in quality education and therefore should be properly prepared and managed. The success of programs in early childhood education is contingent up the availability of personnel trained to meet the individual needs of children. This paper examines teacher preparation for effective management of early childhood schools in Nigeria as a requisite for effective management. This implies training and retraining of professionals in the area. The paucity of universities in Nigeria that offer this discipline in their programme were listed. Conclusion was drawn and recommendations made which include amongst others that specialists in early childhood education should be in charge of the training and retraining of teachers.