Preschool Teacher Aide Job Description

Introduction:

Preschool teacher aide handles small children aged 5 and younger. They need to maintain a neat, clean, and organized classroom environment. The essential task of a preschool teacher aide includes assisting the main teacher, planning activities for kids, feeding and changing children, and keeping the classroom organized. They must have studied childhood development, psychology, and English. Few other job responsibilities of a preschool teacher aide include supporting listening and addressing students need, planning to implement and supervising activities that enhance motor language and cognitive skills, creating DVD slides show as gift for parents, organizing the weekly and monthly schedule of activities, maintaining attendance record and encouraging students to utilize appropriate health, safety, and nutrition practice.

Preschool Teacher Aide Job Titles:

  • Preschool Teacher Aide (Part-Time)
  • Preschool Teacher Aide
  • Teacher Assistant (2+ year experience)
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Teaching Assistant (Part-Time)

Preschool Teacher Aide Job Summary:

We are looking to hire a successful candidate who has a degree with valid ECE certification. We believe every child is unique and deserves the very best in education. Our program is play-based and nurtures a child’s natural desire to learn. We innovate, we teach and we connect making our learning environment exciting. Our preschool builds solid academic foundation children’s needs for future success. Our job duties for teacher assistant includes creating managing and participating in a variety of learning environment and activities that provide the opportunity for children to develop the fullest potential and achieve their learning objectives, assist the lead teacher to create and deliver lesson plans, implement school curriculum and assess developmental needs of the student.

Preschool Teacher Aide Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Maintain a healthy and safe environment
  • Communicate positively with students, parents, and staff
  • Participate collaboratively and professionally with other teachers and staff to promote the general well being of the school and collective interest of its staff and student body
  • Assist the lead teacher in promoting high-quality teaching and learning in the classroom that leads to children’s school readiness
  • Assist the lead teacher in creating and the environment in which children develop trusting and accepting relationships with adult and peers that foster growth and development
  • Assist the lead teachers in designing and executing development appropriate and integrated curriculum which provide the opportunity for children meaningful exploration
  • Assist lead teacher in overseeing and maintaining accurate records on each child
  • Participate in the open house and family days

Preschool Teacher Aide Skills and Qualification:

  • Bachelor degree in any subject and the qualification must satisfy federal head start requirements the New York city department health and mental hygiene and universal preschool guidelines
  • Must possess a minimum of 1 year of experience in a similar field
  • Must be at least 18 years or old
  • High level of flexibility and willingness to work with business hours
  • Punctual, reliable and must have strong communication skill
  • Must meet all state preschool teacher assistant requirement
  • Strong verbal and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated and strong analytical skills
  • Attention to detail, prioritization skill and time management
  • Quick learner with a positive attitude
  • Possessing project management skill, analytical skill

Preschool Teacher Aide Salary

The average salary for a preschool teacher aide is $10.50 per hour. This position requires little to no experience and pays slightly less than the average hourly wage for all occupations in the United States. Teacher aides typically work in daycare centers, Head Start programs, and public and private preschools. They assist teachers with instruction and supervise students during lunch and recess. Teacher aides also help with classroom setup and cleanup, and they may transport students to and from school.

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