Assistant Teacher


Day Early Learning

Job Details


Job Summary:   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 children’s needs. Prepares and/or serves children’s meals. Maintains appropriate records of attendance and activities.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Actively collaborates with the lead teacher to maintain an attractive and engaging environment that encourages children’s independence and self-selection of activities.
  • Effectively communicates with children, families, coworkers, and administration to support the success of children in one’s care.
  • Helps children develop habits of caring for themselves, their belongings, and other classroom materials.
  • Supports children in age appropriate activities and interactions.
  • Collaborates with lead teacher to ensure 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.

Education Requirements:  Must have at least a high school diploma or GED.  Complete a CDA or 12 college credits in Early Childhood Education within 2 years of hire.

Experience: One year preferred

Knowledge:   Basic understanding of child development from birth through age 8 acquired through practical experience and/or direct instruction.

Personal Dispositions: To perform this job successfully, an individual must demonstrate the following personal dispositions.

  • Values growth through learning and relationships.
  • Values and respects the idea that a child is competent and capable of learning.
  • Values their role and responsibility for supporting children in learning.
  • Values and respects families as valuable contributor to children’s lives.
  • Engages in self-reflection.
  • Remains open to ideas; willing to learn and driven to improve.
  • Commits to fostering positive rapport and demonstrate respect for others and their ideas.

Early Learning Indiana is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled

Compensation: $12-15 per hour




Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity



Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals

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