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The vulnerability to burnout among teachers from Penang preschool has become an intense issue to be addressed. Moreover, preschool teachers struggle with more burnout when job demands are high and when job resources are limited. Therefore, this paper aims to inspect the predictors of burnout among preschool teachers. Besides, the potential role of work engagement as a mediating variable was also examined in the paper. There was a total of 102 participants by Penang preschool teachers in the research. The study discovered that work engagement was in a significant negative relationship with burnout. Meanwhile, job demands were in a significant negative relationship with work engagement whereas job resources were in a significant positive relationship with work engagement. Furthermore, it is determined that job demands and job resources possessed a significant indirect relationship with burnout respectively, through work engagement as a mediator. The outcomes of this study are advantageous to both scholars and practitioners who wish to safeguard and minimize the burnout levels among preschool teachers.