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Preschool Assistant Teacher

Company: Wonder Years Learning Center, INC.
Location: Munster
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Do you love working in a safe and nurturing environment that promotes discovery, growth, and enlightenment throughout all developmental stages of childhood? You will thrive in our family-owned and operated environment where each child's unique gifts are cherished and valued. If this resonates with you, Wonder Year Learning Center's Assistant Teacher position is for you!

The Assistant Teacher assists in implementing the curriculum, working with parents, and assessing the needs of individual children under the guidance of the Lead teacher.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must have earned a high school diploma.
Must be at least 18 years of age and be able to model yourself after the Lead teacher.
She/he must be in the process of meeting the requirements of the city and state licensing agencies.
This person must have a warm and friendly personality
Be sensitive to the feelings and needs of others and be able to relate well to children.
He/she must be willing to fulfill his/her responsibilities following the center's educational philosophy.


To establish positive and productive relationships with families.
Communicate parent questions and concerns to the Lead teacher and/or Director. Communicate your concerns about a child's development to the Lead Teacher and/or Director. Make families feel welcome in the environment, and greet parents and children at arrival and departure times.
Offer support to the teaching team by relaying observations.
To ensure a well-run, purposeful program responsive to participant needs.
Maintain daily schedule as posted in the classrooms.
Assist in implementing daily, weekly, and monthly plans under the guidance of the Lead teacher.
Assist in documentation of a child's progress.
To establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment.
Assist in establishing and maintaining an environment for children, which is clean, safe,
stimulating and which is appropriate for each child's developmental level.
Assist the teacher with the classroom's appearance, decor, and learning environment.
Assume an equal share of the joint housekeeping responsibilities of the staff.
Promote healthy eating practices through participating in family-style meals and implementing planned nutritional activities.
Meet and maintain licensing requirements for ratio.
To support social and emotional development and provide positive guidance.
Treat each child, parent, and co-worker with dignity and respect.
Consider the individual child concerning his/her culture and socioeconomic background. Help each child become aware of his/her role as an integral group member.
Use and promote positive guidance techniques to manage an array of behaviors that may occur in your classroom.
Interact with children following developmentally appropriate practices established by NAEYC guidelines.
Ability to manage the classroom through positive redirections, problem-solving, setting appropriate limits, and active listening.
Assist in implementing lesson plans that promote the development of each child.
To maintain a commitment to professionalism
Upon hire, each employee must begin training to meet state requirements. This training must
include first aid, communicable disease and child abuse recognition and prevention, CPR, as well
as other child development topics as required by your director.
Advance education as needed to perform job duties efficiently.
Attend all staff meetings, parent meetings, and other mandatory or required in-services.
Follow the agency code of ethics.
Keep open communication with the Lead teacher at all times.
Maintain a professional attitude and loyalty to the program at all times.
Maintain confidentiality regarding staff, families, and children at all times.
Address concerns regarding program issues (i.e., staffing safety program, operations) to Lead Teacher.


Leadership mentorship
Competitive pay and insurance
Paid time off
Free childcare
Vision/Dental Insurance
Recognition days and longevity bonus
Education assistance

Salary: $12.60-$13.00%61294901% %%childcare%%

Keywords: Wonder Years Learning Center, INC., Chicago , Preschool Assistant Teacher, Education / Teaching , Munster, Illinois

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