Position Title:         Preschool Assistant Teacher

Status:                       Full-time

Department:           Childcare

Reports To:             Mitchell Area Director

Date:                          2/1/2023

Summary:  The assistant teacher is responsible for assisting the lead teacher in educating children aged 3-5 about fundamental concepts such as social and emotional skills, skills for pre-kindergarten readiness, and more as per developmental assessment. The assistant teacher will participate in story time, arts and crafts, and many other activities.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure EmBe brand, mission, vision, and values are reflected in all interactions
  • Demonstrate and reinforce professionalism, and appropriate language, take responsibility for actions, and mentor positive behaviors to all throughout the center
  • Assist in implementing the curriculum/lessons plans developed by the lead teacher
  • Assist in supporting children to develop self-regulation, emotional, and support skills
  • Assist in the creation of a stimulating learning environment
  • Assist the lead teacher with assessing a child’s development with age-appropriate milestones
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of each child, along with treating all with dignity and respect
  • Participate in all aspects of the classroom, such as:

o   Oversee and interact with children’s play

o   Crafts, singing songs and reading books

  • Maintain a safe, healthy, and clean learning environment inside and outside of the classroom
  • Maintain appropriate staff-to-child ratio, consult with the site manager when substitutes are needed or children should be moved to other classrooms
  • Accurately provide essential documentation such as meal sheets, daily sheets, accident reports, and medication sheets, as well as communicate parent information daily via procare and in person
  • Engage in parent communication such as:

o   Warmly greet each parent and child upon arrival and departure to each classroom

o   Engage families in child’s well-being and daily activities

  • Remain up to date on mandatory training hours
  • All other duties as assigned



  • Previous experience in childcare preferred, having CDA or bachelor’s in childhood education.
  • General knowledge of children’s growth and development.
  • Flexibility, reliability, and cooperative work habits.
  • No substantiated history of child abuse or neglect.
  • No history of a felony conviction on record within the past five years.
  • No staff member’s name will appear on the sex offender’s registry.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to see, speak and hear
  • Frequent standing and walking
  • Frequent use of hands and arms
  • Occasional lifting of 20 to 40 lbs.
  • Occasional need to climb, balance, kneel or crouch

Work Exposure:


  • Work is primarily performed in an indoor classroom environment—occasional outdoor exposure when weather permits.
  • Noise level is moderate to loud due to equipment and children.
  • Routine exposure to household sanitization and cleaning chemicals

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the job’s essential functions.