Instructional Assistant | Preschool

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Job Title: Instructional Assistant

Age Group: Preschool

Campus:

Compensation: DOE

Openings: 1

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

We are recruiting Lead Preschool Teachers to join our passionate, caring and experienced team. Our Lead Preschool Teachers
create and execute early learning plans through activities and lessons that spark the imagination and foster the intellectual
and social development of children between the ages of 0 to 5 years old.  In this supervising role, Lead Preschool Teachers
maintain and keep the classrooms organized to enhance learning, stimulate creativity and inspire participation, while maintaining
the safety of the children and preventing accidents.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Using the Children’s Paradise curriculum and resources, create lesson plans and prepare children for elementary school
  • Help children develop and understand personal, social and emotional skills
  • Keep classrooms, play areas and outside play areas clean and organized
  • Use a variety of activities and instructional methods that spark imagination, creativity and fun (songs, stories, drama,
    games, art, outdoor activities etc)
  • Communicate and engage parents regularly
  • Assess child’s development, abilities, performance and progress to ensure they are meeting early developmental milestones
  • Monitor children’s interactions and nurture cooperation and sharing
  • Supervise classroom teaching assistant
  • Work as a team with other staff, cooperate with administration staff and attend center staff meetings
  • Be punctual and maintain good attendance
  • Follow and comply with preschool education standards and safety regulations

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience working as a preschool teacher, preschool teacher’s assistant or aid, or other certified teaching position OR
    Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Child Development (CD) or closely related field plus Teacher’s
    Permit or higher OR Master’s Degree in ECE/CD or closely related field OR BA/MA + Teaching Credential OR BA/MA + Site
    Supervisor Permit or Program Director Permit OR Associates degree in ECE/CD + Teacher Permit
  • Knowledge of early childhood education and developmental milestones, theories and practices
  • Loving, caring, and a passion for helping children
  • Highly organized and committed to keeping room and all school environments clean
  • Patience, flexible and adaptable to change caused by emotions, weather or other unknown circumstance
  • Able to communicate and build strong partnership with parents so that education and development skills of the child can
    be support in the home
  • Excellent in creating team work and being a positive role model for colleagues and the children
  • Willing to complete a minimum of 21 professional development hours annually
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification or complete the classes within 60 days
  • Knowledge of ECERS, CLASS, ASQ, DRDP 2015 Trained and reliable
  • Knowledge of the Creative Curriculum and/or the Growing Up Wild Curriculum

 

AMAZING BENEFITS

  • Low student to teacher ratios (1:8 max) so you will have amazing support and help, as you engage the minds and little hands
    of our wonderful children
  • Beautiful working environment including the classrooms and playgrounds
  • Wonderful selection of educational materials equipment and supplies to engage and teach the child
  • Annual bonus based upon education, professional development and job performance
  • Vacation, sick time, paid holidays
  • Wellness program including work out classes available daily
  • Health, Vision, Dental, Life Insurance
  • Bonuses, great food, regular recognition for great performance, thank you notes and staff appreciation gifts…. routinely!

For corporate/office positions, please email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements for consideration to jlowen@childrensparadise.com. Please indicate the position title in the subject line.

For all other positions, please email your resume [and cover letter] for consideration to hiring@childrensparadise.com. Please indicate the position and location preference in the subject line. For example; Lead Preschool Teacher – Vista or Instructional Assistant – Infant Toddler – All locations.

Thank you for your interest! We can’t wait to hear from you!

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