Preschool Teacher Assistant

Company/Organization: Anchorage Cooperative Perschool

Location: 3031 Latouche St., Anchorage, AK 99508

Application Dates: until filled


Job Description

Reports to: Lead Teacher

Hours of Work: 35 hours / 8:30-3:30 Monday- Friday (Summer hours vary)

Job Summary: The Assistant Preschool Teacher will work with the Lead Teacher, Director and parents to create a safe, positive and accepting environment where families and children learn together.



  • Assist in the educational, social and emotional development of children under the direction and guidance of the lead teacher.
  • Assist in the implementation of classroom curriculum by assisting children individually or in small groups to reinforce learning concepts presented by the lead teacher.
  • Provide support for individual students in classrooms, school-yard and field trips to enable them to fully participate in activities.
  • Foster developmentally appropriate independence in children encouraging expression of ideas and feelings.


  • Maintain a welcoming, child-centered, developmentally appropriate classroom at all times.
  • Know and maintain all Municipality of Anchorage Child Care Licensing standards including:
  • Maintain Pediatric First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Progress with professional development
  • Know the emergency procedures.


  • Demonstrate, recognize, and encourage positive social behavior among children and adult workers (such as cooperation, problem solving, taking turns and sharing).
  • Help adult workers to improve skills using “teachable moments,” modeling, and reflective evaluation.
  • Emphasize the importance of the safety and well-being of children in the classroom to working adults.


  • Support the Guidelines and Cooperative Philosophy of the school as outlined in the ACP Handbook.


Our ideal candidate would have 3 years or more of early childhood teaching experience. In addition, a philosophy of play-based learning and the cooperative preschool model is desired. Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Current pediatric first aid and CPR
  • Four positive written references
  • Positive background check
  • Working knowledge of Child Care Licensing rules and regulations
  • Completion of training hours as required by Child Care Licensing

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Submission Instructions

Please submit resume and three references to [email protected]

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