Learning Grove

Part-Time and Full-Time Associate Teacher- Cincinnati, OH

Reference ID : 20816
Location : Cincinnati, OH
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



The Associate Teacher actively participates in planning and implementing the curriculum, working with parents, and assessing the needs of individual children under the guidance of the Lead Teacher.


To establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment

1.Assist in establishing and maintaining an environment for children which is clean, safe, stimulating and which is appropriate for each child's developmental level.

2.Assist the Lead Teacher with the appearance, decor, and learning environment of the classroom.

3.Assume an equal share of the housekeeping responsibilities of the staff.

4.Promote healthy eating practices through participating in family style meals and planning and implementing nutritional activities.

5.Meet and maintain licensing requirements for ratio.

6.Assume the role of leadership in absence of the Lead Teacher.


To advance physical and intellectual competence

1.Interact with children in accordance with developmentally appropriate practices as established by NAEYC guidelines.

2.Ability to manage classroom through positive redirection, problem solving, setting appropriate limits, and active listening.

3.  Support lead teacher in development and implementation of lesson plans.

To support social and emotional development and provide positive guidance

1.Treat each child, parent, family member, and co-worker with dignity and respect.

2.Consider the individual child in relationship to his/her culture and socio-economic background.

3.Help each child to become aware of his role as an integral member of a group.

To establish positive and productive relationships with families

1.Communicate parent questions and concerns to Lead Teacher and or Director.

2.Communicate your concerns about a child's development to the Lead Teacher and or Director.

3.Help families feel welcome in the environment, greet parent and child at arrival and departure times. 

4.Assist with home visits.

5.Offer support to teaching team relaying observations.

To ensure a well-run, purposeful program responsive to participant needs

1.  Maintain daily schedules posted in each room.

2.Assist in implementation of daily, weekly, and monthly plans under the guidance of the Lead Teacher.

3.Assist in observations and documentation of individual progress through anecdotal notes, development checklist, portfolio assessments, and other designed screenings.  

To maintain a commitment to professionalism


1.Upon hire, each employee must begin training to meet state requirements. This training must include first aid, communicable disease, and child abuse recognition and prevention, CPR as well as other child development topics as required by your director. 

2.Attend all staff meetings, parent meetings, and other mandatory or required inservices.

3.Promote agencies code of ethics.

4.Keep open communication with the Lead and assistant teacher at all times.

5.Maintain professional attitude and loyalty to the program at all times.

6.Maintain confidentiality regarding staff, families, and children at all times

7.Relate to families in a positive and respectful manner.


Must possess a high school diploma. Must be at least 18 years of age and be able to model self after the lead teacher. He/she must be in the process of meeting the requirements of the city and state licensing agencies. This person must have a warm and friendly personality, be sensitive to the feelings and needs of others and be able to relate well to children. In addition, he/she must be willing to fulfill his/her responsibilities in accordance with the center's educational philosophy. It is expected that after one year of employment that if the candidate has not completed a CDA he/she will begin the process.

Nice To Haves


Full-Time employee benefits: Health, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability, 403b, PTO, personal days and extended illness bank.

About Us

All children deserve to be nurtured through high-quality education, to think critically, get along with others, and set the path toward a productive future. To help realize these experiences, we never compromise on practices and programs that are best for your child. Extraordinarily dedicated women and men innovate and advocate for our children, parents, and community. We work together as one, because when we are all invested in far-reaching, high-quality early childhood education, it lifts up the whole community.

For over 40 years, Cincinnati Early Learning Centers and Children, Inc. were both well known for their commitment to delivering this outstanding level of early education. On January 1, 2020, these two highly acclaimed organizations joined efforts, combining strengths under a new name: Learning Grove. Now more than ever, we are able to serve a racially and socioeconomically diverse population of nearly 7,000 children, youth, and families annually with programs across Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio. 

Learning Grove will reach more children and empower more families. This new partnership allows our organization to move further faster and combine resources to support youth, parents, and educators more effectively. Through the might of collaboration, we have exponentially increased our ability to nurture lifelong successes for children and students, families, professionals, and the community.

Together, we transform lives and help build brighter futures. Together, we thrive for lifelong success. 

Salary : $12 to $16/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : None
Location : Cincinnati, OH

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