at YMCA of Metro Chicago in Naperville, Illinois, United States
Preschool Teacher Assistant
Company : Name Linked
US-IL-Palatine | US-IL-Crystal Lake | US-IL-Naperville | US-IL-Downers Grove
Location : Address
1400 W. Northwest Highway
Early Learning/Child Care
Monday-Friday, part time and full time opportunities available.
Inspire the leaders of tomorrow.
The YMCA is hiring for Full-Time and Part-Time Preschool Teachers Assistants at the following locations Sage YMCA (Crystal Lake), Buehler YMCA (Palatine), Indian Boundary YMCA (Downers Grove), and Fry Family YMCA (Naperville).
The Teacher Assistant in collaboration with the Lead Teacher provides support in effective instructional strategies, classroom management, learning, assessment, evaluation and related research for children 3-5 years old. The Assistant Teacher is responsible for providing developmentally appropriate learning experiences, supervision of children assigned in the classroom, and providing a supportive and positive classroom climate, while ensuring the individual needs of the children are met as mandated by DCFS, ExceleRate Illinois, NAEYC, federal, state and local standards, as applicable.
Earn a $300 signing bonus 30 days after your start date as an active Y employee!
What you'll do:
Promotes and models high quality teaching and learning in the classroom that fosters academic readiness.
Demonstrates culturally and linguistically appropriate practices that values all children and families and makes them feel welcomed and an essential part of the program
Maintains awareness and supervision of children's needs and ensure their physical health and safety, at all times.
Assists with communicating and developing effective partnerships with parents and families, encouraging parent involvement.
Abides by DCFS and all quality standards for maintaining safe, high quality programming
Collaborates regularly with classroom team including: families, volunteers and all staff.
Assists with collecting and using multiple data sources, both formative and summative, to inform instruction and child centered learning and development.
Assists with completing routine professional development annually; utilizes continuous quality improvement (CQI); and identifies different instructional resources and methods to meet children's varying needs and improve the classroom experience for children and families.
Participates and supports association/center efforts towards recruitment, enrollment, attendance and retention of families while supporting the YMCA's mission and center operations as needed.
Lesson Planning and Classroom Management
Collaborates with the Lead Teacher to develop lesson plans with goals, objectives, activities and outcomes for children that integrate health, nutrition, mental health, disabilities and parent involvement.
Assists the Lead Teacher in implementation of high quality, developmentally appropriate instructional activities and curriculum approaches (like Creative Curriculum) that facilitate active learning experiences and promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of each child; while ensuring the program follows DCFS, YMCA, ExceleRate Illinois, and NAEYC accreditation standards, if applicable.
Takes the lead in absence of the lead teacher.
Assists the Lead Teacher in leveraging the physical environment and pedagogical documentation to support teaching and learning practices.
Supports and implements planned studies/projects for an in-depth investigation of a topic over time.
Establishes and maintains an attractive, clean, safe and engaging classroom environment which includes positive guidance techniques and that encourages children's independence and self-selection of activities.
Assists with classroom management, arrangement, organization, and labeling materials.
Assists with completion of classroom inventory quarterly; and the selection of materials and equipment to support instruction and children's learning using environmental assessments to guide decisions.
May support with food service and driving a Y bus.
High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) and a minimum of 6 college credit hours in Early Childhood Education required
ECE Child Development Associate (CDA) or comparable credential (Minimum: Gateways Level 2 ECE credential) preferred
Must have prior experience working with children
Basic knowledge of child growth and development as well as developmentally appropriate practices for children ages 3-5.
Ability to analyze and interpret state and Local Standards as well as State and local licensing requirements.
Ability to build rapport with children, families, and colleagues.
Child Abuse Prevention
Supports the YMCA's commitment to child abuse prevention... For full info follow application link.
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