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Early Childhood Assistant

Chicago Waldorf School

Chicago, IL, USA

Full time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Jan 10

The Early Childhood Assistant works closely with and is guided by the lead teacher of the class. Working together, the Lead teacher and assistant create a warm, joyful and inclusive classroom community. During the morning, the lead teacher supervises the class and the assistant acts as a support to the lead teacher. Lunch and nap assistants supervise a group of ten or fewer children for the afternoon program according to the guidelines established by the lead teacher. In the lead teacher’s absence, the assistant may take on the role of the lead in the class.


The ideal candidate will be able to:

Demonstrate joy and reverence for childhood

Spend time outdoors in all weather

Sit and stand for long periods of time, sometimes on the floor

Prepare simple snacks

Prepare and tidy the room

Prepare materials for classroom activities

Help with festivals and celebrations

Participate in daily song and movement activities

Assist children in bathroom and during nap time

Knowledge/experience with Waldorf Education and Early Childhood

Compensation & Amenities

The Chicago Waldorf School offers a salary of $21,000, excellent mentoring and funds for on-going professional development.  There is also an option to buy into health insurance.

We encourage you to forward this job opening to others who may be interested. To apply please send your resume and letter of interest to:  recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org.

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