Early Childhood Teacher Assistant

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Status: As Needed; Weekdays


Summary: Primary responsibility, under the guidance of the Teacher, is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children that encourage their social, emotional, physical and intellectual development through designing and implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum according to guidelines established by Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Creative Curriculum, and ExceleRate Illinois.

Required Qualifications


  • Must be at least 19 years of age and have high school diploma or equivalency certificate (GED).


  • Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) required. If hired prior to July 2012, CDA requirement waived.
  • Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Registry member
  • Provide 3 letters of reference per DCFS requirements
  • Hold or be able to obtain First Aid/CPR certification


  • Minimum one (1) years of experience in child care, early childhood, child development or related required.

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Maintain 20 hours of in-service hours each fiscal year, 5 hours must be from a Gateway Registry-approved training.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Job Location

Springfield, Illinois


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