Channel your love for children and the joy of guiding a child through moments of discovery and learning. Join our team of early education professionals and help create a high-quality, developmentally appropriate environment for children.

Position: Volunteer Teacher’s Assistant

Program: Early Childhood Learning Center

Location: 105 Spring Street, Hartford, CT 06105

Length of Service: Ongoing; minimum two months of commitment expected

Available Hours/Days: Flexible schedule; weekdays from 11:00a a.m.-2:00 p.m. and/or 8:00 -10:00 a.m.

Responsibilies: Under guidance of a teacher you will:

  • Interact frequently, affectionately and respectfully with children
  • Model appropriate behavior to children at all times (Control of voice tone, respect, sharing, use of appropriate language, etc)
  • Engage in one-on-one child-initiated activities
  • Assist with preparation of variety of developmentally appropriate materials and activities for children
  • Help with bulletin boards
  • Help with organizing children’s work
  • Assist in lunch time set-up and clean-up
  • Assist in nap time (setting up cots, reading stories, helping put children to sleep, and lunch clean-up)
  • Become very familiar with ages and stages of development for those children under your care
  • Follow all safety and health rules while supervising all children at all times
  • Demonstrate awareness of entire group whether working with small group or individuals
  • Keep environment and equipment safe, clean and attractive.

Qualifications:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Have experience working in an early childhood setting
  • Willingness to learn, dependable and a team player
  • Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply.

APPLY: Complete the Volunteer Application and submit to humanresources@thevillage.org.

 

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