Toddler Teacher Assistant in Early Childhood Education Center (2021-2022 SY)

Rockwern Academy


To support Rockwern Academy’s Early Childhood Education Center’s (ECEC’s) mission by providing a nurturing play-based education to children 12 – 23 months of age; by maintaining open lines of communication with parents, administrators and other staff; by keeping complete and accurate records; and by basing expectations, practice, and behavior in a high degree of professionalism. 

The Toddler Teacher Assistants must have a high school degree.


This position reports to the ECEC director.



  • Help create and maintain a safe, organized, fair, effective and inviting classroom that reflects the teacher’s mindfulness of students’ physical, social, and intellectual development and needs
  • Assist with classroom behavior in age-appropriate ways
    • Create ground rules with students
    • Establish routines
    • Consistently model care, respect, acceptance, and empathy, both verbally and nonverbally
    • Use a variety of appropriate approaches to reinforce acceptable behavior
  • Prepare and maintain materials and supplies that enhance learning
  • Support the Lead Teacher as she strives to individualize instruction to meet students’ needs
  • Greet children daily as they enter the classroom; demonstrate respect and empathy for all children and parents
  • Maintain confidentiality on all levels: children, teachers, parents, and administration
  • Suggest improvements in the areas of curriculum, assessment, policies, practices, etc.
  • Act in the best interests of Rockwern Academy
    • Speak positively about and to teachers, staff, students, administration, and the community
    • Avoid gossip
  • Treat children, staff, and parents with respect, even when stressed
    • Assume positive intentions
    • Use appropriate language, both verbal and nonverbal
    • Dress appropriately
    • Display caring
  • Demonstrate suitable meeting behavior:
    • Arrive on time
    • Refrain from side talk
    • Share ideas openly and freely
    • Listen actively and with an open mind
    • Be respectful
    • Use humor appropriately
  • Attend all required events; attend extra-curricular activities and PTO functions when possible
  • Demonstrate commitment to teamwork and collegiality by helping others and accepting suggestions for improvement
  • Be on time for assigned duties and find a replacement when needed

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