Preschool Assistant Teacher

Full Time

Website East Side Learning Center

The place children, families and staff want to be!

Key Responsibilities include (and may be subject to change or modifications):
  1. Classroom Assistance:
    • Support the lead teacher in implementing age-appropriate lesson plans and activities.
    • Assist with the setup and organization of the classroom to create an engaging learning environment.
    • Supervise children during various activities, both inside and outside the classroom.
  2. Child Interaction:
    • Foster positive relationships with preschoolers, encouraging socialization and cooperative play.
    • Provide individualized attention and support to children with diverse needs.
    • Assist in facilitating group activities and discussions to promote communication and teamwork.
  3. Curriculum Support:
    • Collaborate with the lead teacher in implementing the preschool curriculum.
    • Assist in preparing materials and resources for lessons and activities.
    • Support the integration of play-based learning strategies to enhance the educational experience.
  4. Behavior Management:
    • Assist in maintaining a positive and respectful classroom atmosphere.
    • Implement behavior management techniques under the guidance of the lead teacher.
    • Communicate effectively with children to resolve conflicts and address behavioral concerns.
  5. Health and Safety:
    • Monitor and ensure the safety and well-being of children at all times.
    • Assist in implementing health and safety protocols, including hygiene routines and emergency procedures.
    • Promptly communicate any health-related issues to the lead teacher or appropriate staff.
  6. Parent Communication:
    • Maintain open and positive communication with parents regarding their child's daily activities and progress.
    • Participate in parent-teacher conferences and other events as needed.
  7. Professional Development:
    • Engage in professional development opportunities to enhance knowledge and skills.
    • Collaborate with the lead teacher and other staff members to continuously improve teaching practices.
  • High school diploma or equivalent (required); some college coursework in Early Childhood Education or a related field is a plus.
  • Previous experience working with young children in a childcare or educational setting.
  • Basic understanding of child development principles.
  • Effective communication and teamwork skills.
  • Patience, flexibility, and a positive attitude.

As a Preschool Assistant Teacher, you will play a vital role in supporting the Lead Teacher in creating a positive and enriching learning environment for young children. Your responsibilities will include assisting in the implementation of curriculum activities, providing support to children, and ensuring the overall well-being and safety of the preschoolers.

As a full-time staff member, you will be eligible for:

  • Paid time off
  • Paid sick leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Snow days
  • Health Insurance (employees are responsible for 30% of monthly premium costs)
  • Paid trainings
  • Free child-care for own children (biological, foster, adopted, etc.)
  • And more!