The Good Shepherd Preschool is an evangelical Christian faith-based ministry of Highway Assembly of God in Fredericksburg, Virginia. As such, we seek serious Christian candidates who are active members of a local church and advocates for the Gospel, committed to integrating a biblical Christian worldview into daily educational programming. Our mission is to provide a professional and safe learning environment to preschool children ages 3 to 4. We offer play-based, hands-on activities and are committed to a strong academic program in which students have opportunity to gain phonic and early reading skills, introductory mathematics and science skills, as well as handwriting and fine motor enhancement, and that integrates biblical truths in order to help students develop a lifelong Christ-centered worldview.
Classroom experiences are enriched by music and physical education programs, arts and crafts, educational learning centers, dramatic play, creative play, socialization, field trips, story times, free play indoors and outdoors, and numerous extra-curricular activities based upon Christian principles.
The Preschool Assistant Teacher is responsible for helping the Lead Preschool Teacher care for and teach a group of preschool children, working as a team. Together, lead teachers and assistant teachers implement lesson plans and manage the students as they learn, eat, sleep and play; assume responsibility for daily maintenance of equipment, classroom, children's restrooms and playground; assist and coordinate snacks, nap time and bathroom activities; perform other duties as may be assigned by the director. Assistant teachers also provide supervision for children in before-school care or during extended care and after-school care periods. This is a part-time, five-day-a-week position (Monday - Friday).
Education / Experience: Candidates should identify as Christians and be capable of integrating the biblical Christian worldview into daily educational programming. Preschool classroom teaching experience is preferred but not required.
Applicants with prior teaching experience must have an acceptable rating from such teaching. Desired skills for the Preschool Assistant Teacher position include: