Northshire Day School

Preschool Teacher Assistant

Reference ID : 35581
Location : Manchester Center, VT
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



New Year, New Opportunities! Join our stellar team of educators at Northshire Day School! We are seeking applicants for our Preschool Teacher Assistant position working with children ages 3-5. NDS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Applicants must be enthusiastic and have a passion for working with and educating young children, the ability to create a safe and nurturing environment, proficient written and verbal communication, knowledge about the STARS program, TS Gold, early childhood licensing regulations, and planning and implementing a play-based curriculum. Preferred candidates will have skills and education in child development and learning, building family and community relationships, observing, documenting and assessing children, using developmentally appropriate practice, building quality curriculum following the Vermont Early Learning Standards, ensuring a healthy and safe environment and a commitment to growing as an early childhood professional. Must be able to work collaboratively with colleagues and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Job Duties Include:

  • Assist in the implementation of curricula activities and encourage participation by children.
  • Actively engage in activities; manage cleanliness, maintenance, and availability of classroom materials.
  • Maintain frequent communications with parents through informal discussions and progress reports.
  • Encourage self-help and good hygiene through behavior modeling.
  • Help ensure smooth, daily transition from home to child care center.
  • Follow all center policies and state regulations.
  • Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.


Candidates must be available to work between the hours of 8:30am-5:30pm with an hour lunch break each day. Preferred candidates will have completed related early childhood education coursework and experience working with children ages 0 to 5.

  • High energy.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills.
  • An understanding of child development.
  • Willing to complete all required training and professional development
  • Must clear full background check

Nice To Haves

Candidates with an A.A. or B.A. in Early Childhood Education preferred.


Paid time off, paid snow days / holidays, paid vacation weeks, professional development, childcare discount, healthcare contribution and IRA.Positive work culture and learning community that prioritizes staff support and retention.

Salary : $13 to $28.03/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : None
Location : Manchester Center, VT

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