Prekindergarten Teacher Assistant
Requisition Number:2018-HS/C-020
Department:Head Start and Children's Services
Employee Type:Regular
Hours Per Week:35

Job Responsibilities:
Responsible for assisting the Teacher and Lead Teacher with the care and education of the children in the Prekindergarten Program. Assist in the day-to-day implementation of the Education Component objectives for the Building Blocks, Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learners, and Opening the World of Learning teaching practices. Develop activities and strategies to involve parents in the educational aspects of the program to increase their understanding of child development and enhance their role as the principal influence in their child's education and development. Provides classroom coverage in the absence of the Teacher or Lead Teacher. Assist with the development and implementation of special events or projects related to the Prekindergarten Program. Record classroom activities and engage in ongoing staff development trainings. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Job Qualifications:
Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent with up to twelve months of relevant experience working with preschool children required. Must have an active preschool Child Development Associate credential or matriculated in a degree program with fifteen or more college credits towards a degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, including child growth and development. EEC preschool teacher certified preferred. Good interpersonal skills required. Must be able to maintain confidentiality and work in a professional manner. Bilingual in a language spoken by families served by ABCD preferred. Must be able to engage in physical activities while attending to the needs of the center’s children and/or moving classroom equipment. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.