Assistant Teacher

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Published date: October 17, 2020 9:01 am

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Responsible for assisting Lead Teacher/Teacher in developing and implementing a high quality, nurturing, anti-bias, developmentally appropriate environment, utilizing the YWCA?s Anti-Bias Curriculum for a diverse classroom. Maintain a safe environment for children by assisting classroom staff. Responsible for the assisting with daily care and nurturing of a primary group of children with a team of staff and reporting the child?s progress in social, physical, emotional, and cognitive development to parents/guardians.


Day to day responsibilities

With the classroom staff team, assist Lead Teacher/Teacher in the development of theme based classroom and age group curriculum, implement and ensure compliance with a developmentally appropriate, anti-bias, multi-cultural curriculum, following the YWCA?s Anti-Bias Curriculum, for the classroom and primary care group.
Assist in fostering a classroom environment conducive to the curriculum objectives and NAEYC Accreditation standards.
Assisting in ensuring nurturing, culturally sensitive care for each child.
Assisting Lead Teacher/Teacher with assessing, documenting and reporting children?s progress in social, physical, emotional, and cognitive development for data needs and to parents/guardians.
Foster and model cultural sensitivity to the families we serve.
Assist in ensuring all DHS Rule standards are maintained in classroom at all times.
Assist in maintaining a high level of health and safety and assure emergency procedures are known and practiced.
Assist Lead Teacher/Teacher in ensuring all child assessments and child portfolios are up to date and current.
This position does not have any direct reports.
Fulfill the duties of Lead Teacher/Teacher in their absence.

Contribute to an overall cohesive program of Early Childhood Education at YWCA Minneapolis

Actively participate in center events and meetings.
Provide support for other classrooms and the center as needed.
Attend all staff training days and complete required number of DHS in-service hours yearly.


This position reports to the Early Childhood Education Director who reports to the ECE Director of Operations. Lead Teachers will interact with Teachers, Assistant Teachers and Teacher Aides, ECE Specialist, volunteers, students, and parents.

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