The Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) Assistant Teacher Aide is responsible for working cooperatively with Lead Teachers to implement the daily lesson plans and tasks for the classroom. The ECEC Assistant Teacher Aide helps create a classroom environment that ensures best practices which supports the development of the whole child.
Assist the Lead Teacher and/or Assistant Teacher with supervision of preschool children in an educational environment that is safe, clean, well-arranged, enriching, and conducive to the development of the whole child.
Responsible for the classroom environment when the Lead Teacher and/or Assistant Teacher are not present.
Assist with directing practicum students, work-study assistants, and classroom volunteers.
Work cooperatively with the Lead Teacher and/or Assistant Teacher in preparing the learning environment (both indoors and outdoors), setting up learning centers, and preparing needed materials and supplies.
Communicate with families in collaboration with the Lead Teacher and/or Assistant Teacher.
Demonstrate professional conduct, positive attitude, and supportive culture.
Effectively collaborate with colleagues and parents to build positive relationships within the preschool environment, the OTC environment, and the community.
Work collaboratively with the ECEC Director and ECD Department Chair in managing the daily operations of the Center and promotion of the Early Childhood Development Program.
Maintain a professional attitude and treat all children, families, and colleagues with dignity and respect.
Maintain current CPR and First Aid certifications.
Maintain confidentiality of children, parents/guardians, fellow staff members, and practicum students, as well as records and all information.
Know and adhere to the policies of the program in regards to:
Exhibit exemplary attendance and punctuality.
Comply with college policies and procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned, including attending college functions, serving on committees and attending community events.
Assist the Lead Teacher and/or Assistant Teacher with classroom curriculum and lesson plan implementation.
Assist with the arrival of ECEC children to the school environment by greeting them, helping them remove outerwear, and selecting activities of interest to them.
Exercise initiative by assisting with general housekeeping tasks.
Twelve college credit hours in the early childhood field from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
Ability to pass a tuberculosis test (or provide proof of current test or risk assessment).
Ability to be approved by the state Family Care Safety Registry and the Comprehensive Fingerprint Criminal Background Check.
Pass or provide transfer documentation of a medical examination, as required by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
Perform physical activities and lift up to 50 pounds unassisted.
Ability to work well with others.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to use information technology for professional productivity (such as Microsoft Office Suite).
Associate degree in early childhood development or early childhood education from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
Classroom experience in an early childhood or early elementary setting.
Experience working in a child development laboratory setting at an institution of higher learning.
Part-time employees are eligible to enroll in a maximum of three (3) college credit hours per semester (fall, spring or summer) with a tuition waiver after completing one (1) year of continuous service at the college.