Lawrence School for Young Children

Early Childhood - Toddler Teacher or Assistant Toddler Teacher

Reference ID : 52438
Location : East Dorset, VT
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



The Assistant Teacher supports the Teachers and the Director by helping to create a caring and safe environment for the children and assisting in activities to improve the overall care and quality of education. S/he must be able to communicate, listen and work well with others in a team environment, assisting the staff in implementing a quality educational program and in developing positive relationships with the children and their parents., Assistant teachers are responsible for implementing developmentally appropriate activities based on children's interests and needs under the direction of the Teacher and the Director.


  • Assist in the implementation of activities and encourage participation by children.
  • Actively engage in activities; manage cleanliness and order in the classroom, and help make classroom materials accessible to all children
  • Assist the classroom teacher wherever needed
  • Encourage self-help and good hygiene through behavior modeling
  • Help ensure smooth, daily transition from home to childcare center
  • Follow all center policies and state regulations
  • Maintain professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement


  • A college degree in any field is preferred but not mandatory
  • Willingness to take some required online workshops
  • Willingness to become certified in Infant/Child CPR & Basic First Aid
  • Must clear full background check and fingerprinting
  • High energy
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Strong communication skills
  • A good understanding of child development
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with children ages 0-5 years
  • Willingness to complete a minimum of 15 hours of professional development per year

Nice To Haves

At least an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education


Competitive hourly rate (based on education and experience)

Paid sick days

Paid personal days

Paid snow days

Paid holidays

Free childcare (if space allows)

Paid lunch breaks and planning time

(Note: This position does not come with health insurance benefits.)

About Us

The Lawrence School for Young Children is a 5-star early childhood facility (in Vermont's STARS program) serving up to forty 0-5-year-olds each day for the past 40 years in the Manchester/Dorset area. All of our staff are college graduates; two are licensed early childhood educators through the VT DOE. LSYC also participates in the state's UPK program, offering free preschool hours for all 3-4-year-olds.

Salary : $15 to $20/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : East Dorset, VT

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