Position Title:         Thinkers (3s) Assistant Teacher

Status:                       Non-exempt

Department:           Childcare

Reports To:             Childcare Site Manager

Summary:  The assistant teacher is responsible for assisting the lead teacher in educating children, age 3, 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 that are reflected in all interactions.
  • Demonstrate and reinforce professionalism, 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:
    • Oversee and interact with children’s play.
    • 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, medication sheets, as well as communicate parent information daily via procare and in person.
  • Engage in parent communication such as:
    • Warmly great each parent and child upon arrival and departure to each classroom
    • 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.
  • General knowledge of children’s growth and development.
  • Flexibility, reliability, and cooperative work habits.
  • No substantiated history of child abuse of neglect.
  • No history of a felony conviction on record within the past five years.
  • No staff members 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 essential functions of the job.