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Assistant Teacher - Daycare

LifeWorks Community Action, Inc
Date Posted: 10/13/2023
Location: Saratoga Springs, New York
Salary/Wage: $19.01 an hour
Job Type: Full-time
Work Arrangement: Onsite


The Assistant Teacher works closely with the Lead Teacher to carry out the goals, policies, and activities designed to implement educational objectives and performance standards. Works as a team member with classroom staff and parents to implement curriculum that is meaningful and meets the individual and program needs. May be reassigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations. 



Job Duties:

  • Assist with weekly preparation of daily lesson plans, including objectives to be posted for parents, volunteers and visitors in the classroom.
  • Assist in developing an individual plan for each child to include goal setting based on identified needs and prescriptions for objectives and activities to meet established school readiness goals and outcome goals.
  • Support social and emotional development and provides positive guidance and discipline.  Assist with addressing any special needs questions and concerns.


Knowledges, skills and abilities:

  • Minimum requirement is a High School Diploma/GED and CDA (Child Development Associate) or be enrolled in a CDA credential program that will be completed within 2 years; or have an associate's or bachelor’s degree (in any area) or be enrolled in a program leading to a degree in Early Childhood Education.
  • Experience working with preschool children in a daycare setting.  May be required to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Must be willing to obtain and maintain Basic First Aid, CPR certification and MAT (Medication Administration Training) within the initial probationary period and maintain certification.  Required to be MAT trained and certified to pass medications as needed.   Will provide training for all medical certifications.
  • Acceptable tuberculosis screening results and an initial health exam are required post job offer and prior to employment.
  • Must have a clean driver’s license and be insurable to operate agency vehicles.
Minimum Education Level: CDA Credential
Preferred Education Level: Associate's Degree

Application Instructions:

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to or visit our website at 

Additional Information:


  • Kid-friendly work schedule
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement
  • Paid Vacation, Paid Personal, Paid Sick Time
  • Paid School Breaks
  • Employee Assistance Plan

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