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Assistant Teacher: Preschool

companyChildren of America
locationOswego, IL, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

About Children of America (COA) We're a special blend of people, principles and pride that makes the COA rich in diversity and strength. Our Assistant Teachers are responsible with executing our curriculum. You alongside the Lead Teacher and a talented team of educators in a supportive environment where you are encouraged to grow in your field and share your passion for early childhood education. Additionally, our company culture invites you to bring your whole self to work, because it is your unique attributes, perspectives and backgrounds that make us a stronger team. Our program serves preschool children 6 weeks - 12 years of age. Programs include, Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Pre-K, Before and After Care and Summer Camp.

Who Would I Interact with?

This position interacts daily with the Lead Teacher, children, parents, the management team, and teaching staff just to name a few.

What are the requirements for this job?

  • High School Diploma OR GED
  • 1-2 years of experience in a licensed childcare
  • Flexible in challenging situations
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Able to build strong relationships
  • Commitment to professional development
  • Effective decision making
  • Must be First Aid/CPR trained
  • Must meet all state requirements.

What are the day-to-day responsibilities?

  • Directly support Lead Teacher in carrying our daily lessons.
  • Willingness to grow into Lead Teachers.
  • Communicating appropriately/professionally with parents & fellow staff.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Ability to use technology to deliver child progress.
  • Ensure a safe structured learning environment.
  • Empathetic to children's emotions and parent's needs.
  • Present expectations that are appropriate to the child's age.
  • Be creative, passionate about your work and have fun.

Our Shared Mission:

  • Accountability: We empower self-decision making by accepting responsibility and learning from our mistakes to serve COA's mission, vision, and values.
  • Collaboration: We align solutions that understand the needs of our stakeholders to serve COA's mission, vision, and values.
  • Growth Mindset: We view obstacles as opportunities for growth, accepting feedback to enhance the development of employees and the organization.
  • Integrity: We go beyond honesty and loyalty by considering the impact of decisions and doing what's right for all stakeholders.
  • Consistency: We ensure continuity of care to uphold COA's brand and enable stakeholders to have clear expectations of their experience.


  • Internal Career Advancement Opportunities.
  • 50% Discount on Employee Childcare
  • Educational Assistance/Reimbursement
  • T.E.A.C.H Scholarship Partnerships
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Recognition Programs
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k), Life, Accident, & Disability
  • Paid Vacation/ Paid Holidays

Note: The salary advertised is an estimate, and the final salary will depend on your position, level of education, and experience.

Children of America is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

All job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and the submission of the required state documents.

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