Hand In Hand Creative Learning Center

Teacher Associate

Reference ID : 52944
Location : Essex Junction, VT
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



Hand In Hand Creative Learning Center, located in Essex Junction, Vermont, is a child care and preschool center located in a quiet, shaded and remote area conveniently located for parents. We provide a nurturing environment as we guide the children in making choices that will promote self awareness while under constant visual supervision. We use calm-down time to allow children to help with the opportunity to decide when they are ready to return to an activity as a style of behavior guidance.

We are looking for a highly motivated Teacher Associate to join our team of professionals. You will work with the team to coordinate the curriculum and manage the day-to-day operational activities of the classroom. So you will need an understanding of children's cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development, to ensure a safe and stimulating classroom environment where children are actively engaged and encouraged to succeed. As our Teacher Associate, you will be a skilled communicator with children and adults, to meet the needs of the children, effectively guide teacher assistants, and appropriately interact and support families.


Duties are not limited to:

  • Plan and implement educational curriculum by developing classroom activities based on Developmentally Appropriate Practices and Vermont Early Learning Standards
  • Plan activities to promote cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development and learning
  • Maintain frequent communication with families through a variety of communication means
  • Ensure all center policies and state regulations are met
  • Create and maintain a healthy classroom environment in accordance with state regulations and ITERS/ECERS
  • Maintain accurate observations, curriculum, and assessment within designated time frames
  • Maintain a personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement


  • Meet the Vermont State Regulations for a Teacher Associate
  • High school graduate or a GED
  • At least twenty (20) years of age
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment with staff, children and parents
  • A strong understanding of child development
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Infant / Child CPR & First Aid Certification
  • Background Check and Fingerprinting Clearance
  • Mandated Reporter Training
  • Vermont Orientation Training

Meet one (1) of the following qualifications

  • At least a Vermont Early Childhood Career Ladder Level Three (3) Certificate; or
  • At least an associate degree from an accredited college with a major or concentration in Early Childhood, Child or Human Development, Elementary Education, or Child and Family Services and at least twelve 12) months experience working with groups of children from grade three (3) or younger; or
  • At least a Certificate of Completion from the Registered Child Care Apprenticeship Program; or
  • At least a Child Care Certificate from the Community College of Vermont and at least twelve (12) months experience working with groups of children from grade three (3) or younger; or
  • At least successful completion of twenty one (21) college credits with an early childhood or school age focus and at least twelve (12) months experience working with groups of children from grade three (3) or younger

Nice To Haves


  • Pay - DOE
  • Personal Time
  • Holiday Pay
  • Vacation Time
  • Discount Child Care

Minimum Education : Associate
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 2 Yrs
Location : Essex Junction, VT

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