• Assistant Preschool Teacher

    Posted: 08/25/2023

    Exceptional opportunity for an assistant preschool teacher (CDA) in a unique seaside community center, offering above-average salary, in addition to the ability to work within a multi-faceted program with premier resources including a community children’s garden, a pottery studio and makerspace, a gym and kitchen, and so many more resources that make this a dream job for a preschool teacher who is enthusiastic, creative, kind, and takes joy in watching children grow!

    KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):


    • Assist in developing and implementing the curriculum and activities that support youth development and are in accordance with the State of CT, Office of Early Childhood and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) for children ages 3-5 years old.

    • Work in conjunction with Head Preschool Teachers, Teachers, and Education Director to provide and implement daily programs and activities.

    • Assist in the implementation of day-to-day curriculum and activities in the assigned areas.

    • Encourage children to participate.

    • Provide guidance and role modeling for children to assist them in making appropriate choices

    • Complete any other duties as assigned by the Education Director.

    • Demonstrate ability to physically work with children in a variety of setting including indoors (on the floor, at tables) and outdoors (playground, walks).

    • Provide positive and appropriate interactions with children.

    • Demonstrate and model professionalism and maintain confidentiality.


    • Establish a setting that ensures the health and safety of all children, helping keep a workspace that is clean and safe by maintaining the Weekly Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting Checklist in accordance with Standard Five of NAEYC.

    • Help keep accurate attendance forms for children in the program

    • Assure that children are signed in and out by parent/guardian, checking IDs of pick-up people

    • Report all incidents and problems to the Head Teacher, and properly execute accident and incident reports>


    • Help set up activities every day according to curriculum.

    • Make sure that supplies are available and organized for children’s use.

    • Be aware of adult to child ratios.

    In addition to the above, the following competencies and skills are necessary to perform this job successfully:

    • Possess a valid state driver’s license with own transportation and have ability to acquire a Public Passenger Endorsement on license to drive the COMO van and transport children.

    • Attend and contribute to all scheduled staff meetings.

    • Complete a minimum of 1% of total hours worked of professional development per year.

    • Obtain CPR, First Aid, and Medication Administration Certifications; including Epi-pen administration.

    • Participate in special programs and/or events (i.e. Family Nights, field trips, parent workshops, organization-wide activities, Village Fair, COMO Annual Gala, etc.) as assigned by the Education Director.

    • Must dress appropriately for the work place to promote a consistently professional image with expected frequent public contact.

    • Proficiency with the use of a computer including Microsoft office word, excel, Power Point, Publisher, as well as credit card machines.

    • Ability to maintain confidential information.

    • Possesses excellent oral and written communication skills, with attention to detail in all writing.


    • Experience working with preschool-aged children.

    • Strong oral and written communication skills.

    • Ability to work with other adults in a group setting.

    • Be aware of individual children’s needs, i.e., limitations, allergies, medications.

    • Have a current physical, no more than one year old; obtain a TB test.

    • Obtain and submit fingerprints for a background check.

    • Demonstrate ability to physically work with children in a variety of setting including indoors (on the floor, at tables) and outdoors (playground, walks) and lift up to 25 lbs.

    EDUCATION: Child Development Associate credential (CDA) or equivalent.


    The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employee in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives require of employees assigned to this job.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Salary: $16.00 - $19.00 per hour


    • 401(k)

    • Health insurance

    • Life insurance

    • Paid time off

    • Professional development assistance

    • Retirement plan


    • Monday to Friday

    Ability to commute/relocate:

    • Stonington, CT 06378: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


    • CPR Certification (Preferred)

    • Child Development Associate Certification (Required)

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