Early Learning Center Assistant Teacher

Congregation Adath Jeshurun | Elkins Park, PA, United States

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Posted Date 1/19/2023

Adath Jeshurun Early Learning Center is seeking patient and nurturing childcare teachers who have experience working with children from infant to 3 years old.  The assistant teacher will support the classroom in creating a safe space for children to prosper. 


Responsible for assisting the classroom Lead Teacher with the general supervision and management of the class


Reports to both the Lead Teacher of the classroom and the Early Childhood Director


  • Must be at least 18 years old and meet the requirements of the licensing agencies and/or accreditation organizations
  • A CDA or equivalent, or be working towards this credential (preferred)


  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood
  • Ability to conform to an established work schedule
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate in a concise and effective manner
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions precisely
  • Ability to exercise tact, discretion and confidentiality


  •  Assist in planning and implementing the daily program under the direction of the Lead Teacher, which includes lesson plans
  • Assist in planning and preparing the learning environment, setting up interest centers, and preparing needed materials and supplies
  • Supervise the classroom when the Lead Teacher is out of the room
  • Help with the general housekeeping tasks
  • Maintain a professional attitude and loyalty at all times
  • Treat all children with dignity and respect
  • Attends staff meetings, workshops, and in-service training as instructed by the Early Childhood Director
  • Participate in professional organizations that work for the improvement of early childhood education
  • Assist Lead Teacher with implementation of appropriate early childhood education experiences
  • Help Lead Teacher to supervise and promote activities designed to enhance the healthy emotional, social, intellectual, and physical development of children enrolled at the Center
  • Help to maintain a neat and organized classroom
  • Help children establish good habits of personal hygiene; change diapers and assist with toilet training
  • Attend parent group and Center functions
  • Supervise all activities to ensure safety at all times
  • Report to Lead Teacher any problem that may occur with the children
  • Observe, record, and report on the behavior of individual children as assigned
  • Other tasks as requested

Physical Requirements

  1. Lift up to 40 lbs.
  2. Repetitive bending, stretching, and stooping
  3. Climb up and down stairs
  4. Push emergency evacuation buckets with up to 150 lbs. of weight
  5. Have mobility required to ensure the safety of the children
  6. Work with children on the floor
  7. Work outdoors in any variety of weather
  8. Have visual and hearing capabilities that allow consistent supervision of children with Child Care Licensing safety requirements
  9. Perform light duty cleaning



Full Time
Preschool Assistant Teacher
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