Assistant Preschool Teacher
About the Opportunity
This wonderfully unique position in the Mills College Children's
School, the oldest laboratory school in the West. The Mills College
Children's School follows a constructivist model of education for
infant-toddler through fifth grade programs. Teaching Assistants
work closely with Preschool Head Teachers, and teaching team, to
plan and supervise an exemplary curriculum for designated grade
levels, using a reflective/inquiry approach to analyze and improve
- Plan and implement a play-based, constructivist curriculum
based on the best-available knowledge of children's learning and
linked to the Early Childhood foundations and California state
frameworks. Regularly work with colleagues of the Children's School
to study children's classroom learning.
- Supports, supervise and ensure safety and well-being of
children in the program.
- Organize and lead activities designed to promote children's
physical, cognitive, motor, social and emotional
- Maintain active and open communications with parents/guardians
of the children and with the other members of the Children's School
staff and School of Education faculty.
- Professionalism - As a teaching assistant in the
laboratory school, the student will be a member of a team committed
to advancing knowledge about teaching and to principled practice.
The position is based on the ability to work effectively and
collaboratively with professional colleagues, parents, students,
and children within a diverse and multicultural
- Two or more years recent successful ECE classroom teaching
- 12 Units of qualifying Early Childhood Education
- TB Clearance and good health screening report
- Pediatric CPR/first aid training.
- Ability to promote and sustain effective working relationships
within a diverse multicultural environment
This position description is not intended to contain a
comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities.
Additional duties may be assigned based on business operational
Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy,
childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed,
color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability,
medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking
to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and
staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its
forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect
that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, religion,
color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability
status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable
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