Assistant Teacher


Day Early Learning


The assistant teacher provides a developmentally appropriate environment for children. Conducts individual activities to encourage learning and develop social interaction skills. Ensure routines are flexible and individualized to meet infants needs. Prepares and/or serves children’s meals. Maintains appropriate records of attendance and activities.


  • Assists in planning age-appropriate, individual and group activities to stimulate growth in language, social, and motor skills such as learning to listen to instructions, playing with others, and using play equipment.
  • Assists in the development and management of an attractive and engaging environment that encourages children’s independence and self-selection of activities.
  • Promotes communication with parents through progress notes, monthly newsletter, and parent conferences.
  • Helps to plan and implement hands on activities that include a balance of child initiated and teacher initiated activities.
  • Alternates periods of strenuous activity with periods of rest or light activity to avoid overstimulation and fatigue.
  • Helps children develop habits of caring for themselves, their belongings, toys, books and other classroom materials.
  • Assesses children’s needs and developmental progress on an ongoing formal and informal basis.
  • Ensures the daily schedule provides for smooth transitions and consistency in routines, yet is flexible, allowing variations to accommodate the individual needs of children.
  • Complies with all licensing, accreditation and other documenting and reporting requirements.
  • Assists ELI administration in collecting data for funding partners.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned


To be a successful assistant teacher, an individual must have the following education and/or experience.

  • Must have at least a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must complete a CDA or 12 college credits in early childhood education within 2 years of hire.


None Required

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