Teacher Assistant- Preschool

Reference ID : 34716
Location : Burlington, VT
Category : None
Job Type : Full Time



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As a Teacher Assistant, you'll play a valuable role to the Early Childhood Program by assisting in maintaining a neat and organized classroom, participating in the development and execution of curricular programs, establishing professional relationships with parents, and enriching and nurturing the lives of the children.


  • Work with teachers to implement quality early childhood programs, reflecting the philosophy and goals of the YMCA child care.
  • Assist with lesson planning and leading assigned activities.
  • Assist in the supervision of all activities to ensure the safety of each child at all times.
  • Work with the teachers to maintain a neat and organized classroom and assist in the maintenance of equipment and materials as needed.
  • Assist teachers at swim lessons, gym lessons, and on field trips as necessary.
  • Communicate appropriate information to the classroom teachers and the director.
  • Communicate child concerns with classroom teacher and/or director prior to notifying parents or guardians.
  • Ensure professional communication and relations with parents, families and guardians.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Supervise nap time with the teachers by helping children rest if necessary and/or accomplish work within the classroom if the children are resting comfortably.
  • Assist in maintaining all relevant state Child Care Licensing requirements.


  • Must be 18 years of age with a High School Diploma or GED and meet one (1) of the following qualifications:
  • A Vermont Early Childhood Career Ladder Level One (1) or Two (2) Certificate; or
  • A current CDA (Child Development Associate); or
  • A State Board of Education approved Human Services Program Certificate that emphasizes child development or early childhood education; or
  • Completion of the Fundamentals for Early Childhood Professionals course or the Vermont Afterschool Essentials Certificate; or
  • Successful completion of three (3) college credit course in child or human development or school age care and education.

Nice To Haves

-Demonstrate patience and acceptance.

-Ability to communicate effectively.

-Commit to the Y's core values of Respect, Caring, Honesty and Responsibility.


-Free family membership for full-time employees and individual membership for part-time employees, along with member program discounts, camps, events and classes.

-Paid time off

-Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance with funded HRA

-Company-sponsored Life Insurance

-Short and Long-Term Disability

-Retirement Savings Plan and Pension Eligibility

-National Training and Professional Development through YMCA of the USA (YUSA).

Salary : $13 to $16.50/Hr
Minimum Education : None
Job Type : Full Time
Category : None
Minimum Experience : None
Location : Burlington, VT

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