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Employment Opportunities:

 Part-Time Assistant Preschool Teacher to begin September 2021

(Seeking Persons of Color)


Cherish is committed to offering a radically exceptional classroom experience for both children and their families and the Instructors.  To do that, we need exceptional employees, with aligned values and an inherent passion for this work.   If you see this as an opportunity to have positive impact in the lives of others and are interested in joining our staff, we welcome your cover letter and resume. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with lesson planning;

  • Assist with classroom schedule and room arrangement consistent with ERS (Environment Rating Scales)

  • Identify barriers to learning and report to Teacher;

  • Assist with family style food service;

  • Maintain positive relationships with families, allowing Teacher to address concerns to parents;

  •  Promote feelings of trust and security in the program;

  •  Assist in completion of timely, neat, accurate documentation of infant daily sheets, toileting/diapering logs, assessments, screenings, attendance, inventory, temperature logs and other documentation that may be necessary for quality services;

  •  Keep classroom and hallway bulletin boards looking fresh and inviting;

  •  Simple daily housecleaning duties in each classroom;

  •  Check e-mails daily;

  •  Understand and apply mission statement;

  •  Greet participants and guests warmly and enthusiastically each day;

  •  Maintain safe, clean environment, teaching and modeling good hygiene skills;


Preschool Assistant Teacher Job Description

  Assist in implementation and planning of program events;

  Volunteer for at least 2 program events;

  Attend all staff meetings and trainings scheduled;

  Maintain confidentiality regarding all personal information regarding children, families and staff;

  Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in education; and

  Perform other duties as assigned.


  Strong interpersonal skills including ability to work and communicate effectively and

collaboratively with a diverse population;

  Ability to work cooperatively with other staff members, to accept supervision and to help promote a positive environment;

  Excellent verbal communication skills, including clear speech enunciation, and accurate spoken English grammar that can serve as a good model for children who are developing their language skills;

  Strong oral and written communication skills, including ability to present to groups and individuals about the organization’s mission;

  Warm nurturing attitude;

  Friendly, inviting, self-motivated, even-tempered and adaptable;

  Ability to demonstrate and teach Christ-based behaviors; and

  Solid computer skills and ability to manage and report data accurately and efficiently.

  Spanish or American Sign Language fluency desirable.

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