A Bright Future For Tomorrow Academy

Early Childhood- Substitute Teacher

Reference ID : 111196
Location : Humboldt, TN
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Flexible



Job Description:

Position Overview: A Childcare Substitute Teacher fills in for regular teachers and assists in the care and education of young children in a daycare or early childhood education setting. They provide temporary support when regular teachers are unavailable, ensuring the safety, well-being, and engagement of the children during their absence.


Key Responsibilities:

Classroom Support:

  • Follow lesson plans and daily routines as provided by the regular teacher.
  • Engage children in age-appropriate activities, including playtime, crafts, and educational games.

Childcare and Supervision:

  • Monitor and ensure the safety of children during indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Supervise meal and snack times, diapering, and restroom breaks.

Behavior Management:

  • Maintain a positive and orderly classroom environment.
  • Promote positive behavior and reinforce classroom rules and expectations.

Learning Support:

  • Assist children with educational tasks, such as reading, writing, and basic math.
  • Offer one-on-one support to children who need additional help.


  • Communicate effectively with children, parents, and regular teaching staff.
  • Provide feedback to the regular teacher regarding children's activities and behavior during the absence.

Health and Safety:

  • Follow health and safety guidelines, including sanitation and infection control procedures.
  • Implement emergency procedures and drills as necessary.


  • Adapt to different classrooms, age groups, and teaching styles as needed.
  • Be available on short notice for substitute teaching assignments.


  • Maintain accurate records, including attendance and any incidents or accidents that occur during the shift.



  • High school diploma or equivalent (required).
  • Previous experience working with children in a childcare or educational setting (preferred).
  • CPR and First Aid certification (often required).
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Patience, adaptability, and the ability to work with diverse groups of children.

Additional Requirements:

  • Background check and fingerprinting ( required).
  • Immunization records and health screenings (often required).
  • Training in child development or early childhood education (preferred).

A Daycare Substitute Teacher plays a valuable role in ensuring the continuity of care and education in a childcare setting when regular teachers are absent. They must be adaptable, patient, and capable of following instructions while providing a safe and engaging environment for children.

Nice To Haves

  • Associate’s Degree in early childhood education or related field of study with a minimum of 30 Credits in ECE.
  • Previous experience in a classroom
  • CPR/ First Aid certification

Salary : $65 to $80/Day
Minimum Education : Associate
Job Type : Flexible
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 3 Yrs
Location : Humboldt, TN

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