Early Childhood - Assistant Teacher Job at Children's Day School, Inc., Greenwich, CT

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  • Children's Day School, Inc.
  • Greenwich, CT

Job Description


Summary

The Assistant Teacher supports the Teachers and the Director by helping to create a caring and safe environment for the children and assisting in activities to improve the overall care and quality of education. S/he must be able to communicate, listen and work well with others in a team environment. Assisting the staff in implementing a quality educational program and in developing positive relationships with the children and their parents. The assistant teacher observes and documents children's interest and progress, and relays that information back to parents and staff. Assistant teachers are responsible for implementing developmentally appropriate activities based on children's interests and needs under the direction of the Teacher and the Director.

Duties

  • Assist in the implementation of curricula activities and encourage participation by children.
  • Actively engage in activities; manage cleanliness, order, and availability of classroom materials.
  • Maintain frequent communications with parents through informal discussions and progress reports.
  • Encourage self-help and good hygiene through behavior modeling.
  • Help ensure smooth, daily transition from home to child care center.
  • Follow all center policies and state regulations.
  • Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, but most of the time, middle shift from 8:30 to 5:30, including one unpaid hour for lunch.

Requirements

  • Two to three years of early childhood experience.
  • High energy.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills.
  • A strong understanding of child development.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification.
  • Must clear full background check.
  • Must pass health screening.

Benefits

Full, robust benefit package:

Medical, dental, vision, life insurance and 403B retirement plan

About Us

The mission of our school is to provide the best in high quality, affordable early childhood care and education which is enjoyable, stimulating, and age appropriate. We are an inclusive environment and all children are accepted without regard to race, gender, religion, and ethnic origin.

If you are passionate about working with young children, this might be the right place for you!

Job Tags

Full time, Flexible hours, Shift work,

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