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Early Childhood Teachers/Assistant Teachers

Early Childhood Teachers/Assistant Teachers

Job Description

Teaching positions available at a brand new preschool/childcare center that opened Fall of 2013.  Lead teachers must be degreed and assistant teachers must be pursuing a degree or have a CDA.  Both part time and full time positions are available, must have flexibility to work between the hours of 7am-6pm. A positive, dependable, responsible, dedicated and caring personality is a must!

Job Requirements

A teacher in a Goddard School must be professionally prepared as a teacher and meet the qualifications of her state and those set forth in the National Standards for Hiring for a teacher.  She must, after an offer of employment is made, produce a current physical examination by a Physician with a tuberculin test or chest x-ray, have approved state clearance forms for child abuse and a certificate demonstrating an approved criminal record check.  She must have the ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, and demonstrate the ability to see and read newsprint, with or without corrective lenses, to speak and be understood under normal circumstances.  In addition, she must be able to lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 50 pounds, use arms hands, legs and feet, with or without corrective devices, to accomplish the job, including the evacuation of the building during emergencies. 




We expect you to arrive at Goddard each day fully prepared and in your classroom ready to teach at the scheduled time.  We expect you to support Goddard’s program and policies as well as state licensing policies.  We expect you to do your job, which includes, but is not limited to:


Establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy, and nurturing learning environment by


  1. Designing an appropriate room arrangement to support the goals and developmental level of the children in your classroom.

  2. Making sure that the equipment in the classroom is in good repair.

  3. Understanding and implementing, when necessary, Goddard’s emergency procedures.

  4. Promoting healthy eating practices at lunch and snack time.

  5. Understanding children are never to be left unattended.

  6. Understanding that although spills are to be cleaned up immediately, major cleaning should not be done while the children are present.

  7. Posting schedules that meet the children’s need for routine and learning.

  8. Posting and adhering to Goddard hand washing and diaper changing policies


    Advancing physical and intellectual competence by


  1. Adapting program activities to meet the individual needs of the children.

  2. Creating a multi-cultural environment.

  3. Making available a variety of developmentally appropriate materials.

  4. Interacting with the children to support play, exploration, and learning.

  5. Encouraging children to talk among themselves and with the teachers.

  6. Presenting expectations that are appropriate to the child’s age and developmental level.

  7. Creating a print-rich environment in which children learn about books, literature and writing.

  8. Encouraging creativity through art, music, dramatic play, and blocks.

  9. Providing a balance between teacher directed and child directed activities.

  10. Providing for active and quiet play.


    Supporting social and emotional development and to providing positive guidance by


  1. Understanding and adhering to Goddard’s discipline policies.

  2. Planning and implementing activities that develop self-esteem and social skills.

  3. Planning and implementing activities that enable a child to feel secure.

  4. Encouraging, through positive modeling, feelings of empathy and respect for others and the environment. 

  5. Cultural and ethnic differences are respected.


    Establishing positive and productive relationships with families by


  1. Communicating appropriately and professionally with parents and fellow staff.

  2. Encouraging families to be part of the child’s learning experience.

  3. Providing opportunities for conferences and other venues in which parents are made to feel a part of the child’s learning experience.


    Ensuring a well run, purposeful program responsive to participant needs by


  1. Assessing supplies and materials needed prior to implementing activities.

  2. Building teamwork.

  3. Developing lesson plans.

  4. Managing your classroom according to Goddard standards.

  5. Observing the children.

  6. Using assessment tools.


    Maintaining a commitment to professionalism by


  1. Promoting Goddard philosophy and educational objectives.

  2. Supporting a code of ethical conduct.

  3. Committing to continuing education.

  4. Attending staff meetings and conferences.

Job Snapshot

Base Pay $11.00 - $14.00 /Hour
Employment Type Full-Time/Part-Time
Job Type Education
Education Not Specified
Experience At least 2 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Relocation No
Industry Education - Teaching - Administration
Required Travel Not Specified
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Early Childhood Teachers/Assistant Teachers

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