Assistant Teacher, Early Learning Center - Georgetown University Law Center

Washington D.C.
Jul 25, 2017
Aug 30, 2017
Full Time
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Assistant Teacher, Early Learning Center - Georgetown University Law Center

The mission of Georgetown Law's Early Learning Center is to create a safe haven of learning for children of the law center community.  We strive daily to create an environment that meets the needs of the students, faculty, staff and their children.  Our goal is to minimize stress for parents of our community concerning quality childcare. When the stress and worry of childcare is reduced, parents in our community can best achieve their goals and the goals of the Law Center.

The Assistant Teacher, under the guidance of a Lead Teacher, provides support to the teacher in planning, initiating, and implementing appropriate daily activities, which promote positive development and learning based on the strengths, interests, and needs of all the children in his or her class/group. S/he assists the teacher in communicating regularly with the parent(s)/guardian(s) of each child in his/her class/group about the development of their child(ren). Reporting directly to the Director of the Early Learning Center, the Assistant Teacher has duties that included but are not limited to:

Assists the Teacher in planning and initiating appropriate daily activities

  • Plans and implements weekly activities with the Lead Teacher.
  • Develops and maintains a mutually supportive relationship with individual parents.
  • Responds to parent requests for information about his/her child under the direction of the Director.
  • Notifies the Lead Teacher about children's progress.
  • Assists in maintaining records, displays, and portfolios on all children.

Provides supervision and appropriate care to the children in his/her class/group

  • Enforces the health and safety rules, taking appropriate action to eliminate unhealthy and unsafe conditions.
  • Demonstrates care and affection for each individual child.
  • Monitors special medical needs and records the administering of prescription medication.
  • Maintains alertness and attentiveness at all times.

Assists the Teacher in communicating regularly with the parent(s)/guardian(s) of each child in his/her group about the development of their child

  • Inputs daily information into the electronic “My Day” system.
  • Is available upon arrival/pick-up time for brief statements.

Participates in on-going in service training and continuing education requirements, yearly health assessments, bi-annual TB testing, and all other mandated requirements made by OSSE ruling

  • Annual health exam, bi-annual TB test.
  • 21 hours of continuing education credits.
  • Annual background checks, drug, and alcohol testing.


The Assistant Teacher must be at least eighteen (18) years of age AND meet one (1) of the following four (4) sets of credentials:

  • Have earned an associate's or more advanced degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation; or
  • Have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent, and  have a current CDA credential, which specifies  that the individual is qualified to serve as an Assistant Teacher for the age classification with whom he or she will work; or
  • Have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent, and certification  of  training and competence in the field  of early childhood education or early childhood development from a duly authorized vocational high school, provided that he or she earns  a CDA credential within two  (2) years of  the  effective  date of these  regulations; or
  • Have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent and have at least one (1) year of supervised occupational experience working with children in a licensed District of Columbia Child Development Center or its equivalent in another jurisdiction, provided that he or she earns a CDA credential within two (2) years of the effective date of these regulations.

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