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State Pre-K Teaching Assistant

Company: The Academy for Little Children
Location: West Warwick
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

Are you looking for a fun, rewarding career in Early Childhood Education? We are looking for dedicated, reliable, and motivated people with a passion for working with children. This is a Full Time position . Who We Are The purpose of The Academy for Little Children is to provide high quality responsive care and a learning environment for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 10 years old. We offer an educational program based upon developmentally appropriate practices in order to help the children develop a strong foundation and gain a positive attitude toward learning. We focus on the children's cognitive, socioemotional and physical growth in order to promote an integrated and effective approach to learning. We maintain a warm, loving environment to instill in the children that this is a place where they can trust, be happy and feel secure. What You Will Do The Academy is looking for a creative, positive and motivated individual to join our State Pre-K classroom at our West Warwick location.In this role, you will assist the Lead Teacher to oversee the academic and social-emotional growth and development of all children and actively engage with the parents/guardians of children in their care to provide timely feedback on children's progress.This is a full time, grant-sponsored, school year position with competitive pay and significant professional development training. What You Will Bring Education Requirements: Minimum high school diploma or equivalent Option 1: Successful completion of a Teacher Assistant Training Program approved by the RI Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Option 2: Minimum of twelve (12) credit hours of college coursework relevant to the early childhood education program (Associate's preferred) Option 3: Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential PLUS nine (9) credit hours of college coursework relevant to the early childhood education program setting CPR/First Aid certification Must have documentation of one of these options or an individual professional development plan not to exceed two (2) years from the date of employment.Experience Requirements: RI Early Learning and Development Standards (RIELDS) certificate relevant to position or an individual professional development plan for achieving this requirement within two (2) years of employment Strong communication skills Positive team playerPhysical requirements: Ability to be engaged in physical exercise with children such as walking, running, crawling, bending, twisting, etc. Must have visual and hearing acuity Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds What You Will Get Here at The Academy for Little Children, we always strive to foster a positive atmosphere. We know this can be a stressful career field, but we are one big teaching family and support each other as such. Teachers at the Academy receive: Competitive Pay Aflac Accident Plan (paid for by The Academy) Assistance with navigating through ongoing professional development opportunities On-the-job training and guidanceJob Types: Full-time, ContractPay: From $15.00 per hourBenefits: Paid time off Professional development assistanceSchedule: 8 hour shift Monday to FridayWork Location: One location

Keywords: The Academy for Little Children, Warwick , State Pre-K Teaching Assistant, Other , West Warwick, Rhode Island

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