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Employment Part Time

Teacher Assistant – Early Childhood Learning Center

Date : November 5, 2019
Location : Casper College, College Drive, Casper, WY, USA

The position of Teacher Assistant for the Early Childhood Learning Center will assist the teacher during day to day functions. This position will cover in the event of an absence from the teacher, work-study, kitchen assistant, and student teacher. This position may be in charge of the classroom at the beginning and/or end of the day including opening or closing the center. This is a part time position during the academic year.


The Teacher Assistant will assist and/or cover in the classroom when extra assistance is needed and be responsible to supervise and manage a group of 25 children between the ages of zero and six.

Essential Duties:

Knowledge of the ECLC philosophy and the ability to reinforce and promote developmentally appropriate practices

Assist in planning, supervision, and implementation of a developmentally appropriate program of children

Assist in the planning and preparation of the learning environment, setting up centers, and preparing needed materials and supplies

Assist in meeting the needs of individual children with concern for their interests, limitations, special talents, and individual style and pace of learning

Assist in the ongoing evaluation of procedures needed to assess the development levels of the children and the effectiveness of the center

Consider individual children in relationship to their gender, culture, and socio-economic background

Treat children with dignity and respect

Help children become aware of their roles as integral members of a group

Keep up-to-date on good teaching practices and of child growth and development

Enforce parent and child written policies, procedures and contracts

Demonstrate a general knowledge of nutrition, health, and first aid

Maintain a safe, sanitary, and pleasant learning environment

Assume an equal share of the joint housekeeping responsibilities of the staff including general cleaning

Recognize symptoms of communicable diseases and follow existing written procedures

Participate in routine fire drills and assist in emergency procedures (and train children and student employees on appropriate fire safety procedures)

Welcome, receive, and provide information to all visitors, parents, children, and students

Attend staff meetings

Follow ECLC Staff and Parent Handbook Policies and Procedures

Communicate effectively and regularly with lead teachers and director

Assist in the public relation events sponsored by the center

Participate in recommended training programs, conferences, courses, and other aspects of professional growth

Participate in ongoing planning and evaluation of the Center’s program goals

Comply with National Association of Education of Young Children (NAEYC) criteria

Maintain positive relationships including adhering to NAEYC’s professional Code of Ethics in relationships with the children, coworkers, students, and parents

Assist in conducting various self-study and comprehensive evaluation activities necessary to obtain national accreditation through NAEYC

Other duties as assigned by the director

In absence of lead teacher:

Communicate daily with parents, providing information regarding their children

Model and provide information on effective parenting skills and strategies

Supervise the classroom

Monitor work-study students and student teachers

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or relevant field or a Child Development Credential (CDA) or working towards a degree in one of these areas

Demonstrated knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices and nutrition

Be certified or ability to become certified in both CPR and First Aid

Demonstrate knowledge and follow universal guidelines in health and safety protocol for example: hand washing and sanitizer, latex gloves, appropriate disposal of body fluids, administering and recording medication, filing injury reports, posting records of each child’s allergies and considering those allergies in daily operations

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

Be able to relate and communicate well with children

Be willing to fulfill responsibilities in accordance with ECLC’s philosophy

Ability to effectively organize and prioritize assigned work

Must agree to background check that reveals no allegations of child abuse or neglect; consent to fingerprinting

Good health as confirmed by a physician’s statement

Proof of being tuberculosis free

Maintain neat and professional appearance

Ability to maintain prompt working hours

Other requirements as related by the licensing agency including but not limited to obtaining at least 16 hours of professional development clock hours yearly

To Apply:

Completed Casper College on-line application


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