ECE Pre-K Assistant


TITLE: Pre K Teacher’s Assistant

STAFF LEVEL: Support Staff

CLASSIFICATION:  Part-time, 10-month, non-exempt


Overall Responsibilities:

The following expectations and job description are the minimal expectation for Early Childhood Education teacher’s assistant at Life Christian Academy. The primary role of a teacher assistant at Life Christian Academy is to assist the teacher in teaching each student to know and love Jesus Christ through ethics, respect, academics and programs.


Essential Functions and Principal Responsibilities:

  • Practice love, joy, patience, kindness, self-control, gentleness, faithfulness and truthfulness

  • Assist Teacher with daily class management

  • Preform daily duties to help teacher with running of lesson and activities

  • Support teacher’s plan and lessons

  • Communicate well with teacher and director about any issues or needs in classroom

  • Model Biblical principles in making choices to impact students

  • Use class time well with activities that engage students’ attention and demonstrate a clear purpose

  • Complete paperwork including: academic progress reports, complete inventories of classroom equipment/supplies/books, records of attendance, end of year debriefing evaluation forms, and any other necessary record-keeping requested by supervisor and/or administration

  • In relating with students, the teacher’s assistant is expected to:

    • Establish a climate of love and care, define responsible Christian behavior for students, including guidelines and consequences for good and bad behavior

    • Help students learn self-discipline through appropriate correcting, counseling and role modeling,

    • Maintain proper classroom discipline, taking care of minor problems personally and referring major problems to the principal

  • In professional growth the teacher is expect to:

    • Respectfully submit and be loyal to the constituted authority of the school, take responsibility for all tasks related to the classroom, parent communication and the broader school community,

    • Work constructively with colleagues and administration by contribution ideas and listening,

    • Maintain STARS, Merit and professional development programs

    • Attend and participate in staff devotions, student chapels, teacher’s meetings, staff/student retreats, church sponsored functions, and other meetings and activities as assigned

    • Participate in Professional Learning Community efforts

    • Maintain familiarity with employee policies and procedures as well as ECE Handbook


Required Education and Experience

·      Demonstrates a passion for Christian education

·      High School Diploma or equivalent

·      Experience and education in Early Childhood Education per state requirements


Character and Competencies

  • Professing Christian

  • Passion for working with children

  • Practice love, joy, patience, kindness, self-control, gentleness, faithfulness and truthfulness

  • Able to articulate a personal philosophy of Christian education

  • Model Biblical principles in making choices to impact students

  • Faithfully support Life Center Church and its ministries

  • Cultural Awareness

  • Relationship Management


Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not have supervisory responsibility.


Continuing Education Requirement

This position must maintain minimum state requirements. Additionally, this position may be required to engage in workshops or conferences to stay abreast of early childhood education philosophy and will participate in staff trainings when offered. 


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required on a regular basis to stand; walk; crouch; stoop; sit (including siting on the floor); use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Safely handle typical chemicals used to clean and sanitize in a commercial setting. 



Other than travel to and from the worksite, it is not anticipated except as may be necessary to attend offsite training or conference.


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 


Hours: 40 hours per week 

Schedule:  Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m. – 1.:00 p.m.

Supervisor:Early Childhood Education Director

Benefits: Personal Day, Sick Leave, Paid Holidays, Heath Insurance, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability/AD&D, and other benefits as specified in the Employee Handbook of Policies and Procedures and Benefits Guide


Description Updated:7/31/2019