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Preschool Afternoon Assistant/Aide 2023/24

Mancos Valley Dragonfly School

Mancos, CO, USA

Part time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood


Apr 6

Preschool Afternoon Assistant/Aide Teacher 2023/24 (Waldorf/Lifeways inspired curriculum)

Pay:  $15 an hour - position is hourly, paid every two weeks

Contract Hours: Afternoons only from 12-4 pm. Additional, outside class time includes weekly (or as needed) meetings with the other Preschool Teachers, weekly faculty meetings on Wednesday from 4:30 to 6pm (participation optional for this position).

Required whole Faculty Training is Monday, August 21st–Thursday, August 31st, 2023. School year starts Tuesday, September 5th – ends May 30th, 2023

Role: This position is an Aide to our Lead afternoons teacher. Afternoons in the Preschool classroom include lunch all together at 12 pm, transition to nap/rest, preparing snack after the children wake, and outdoor play before pick up at 3:30 pm. There will be two afternoon teachers with 8-10 children. This position requires experience and ability to help children sleep, and rest. As the afternoons Assistant Teacher you will help create a professional, peaceful, loving and respectful environment for students, families and staff by :

  • Supporting the afternoon Lead teacher as needed to provide a healthy, nurturing, creative and respectful environment for each child and follow our daily rhythm.  This may include specifically assigned tasks and will also require taking initiative when needed.
  • Supporting Afternoon nap time routine and occasionally lead afternoon class activities with other afternoon teacher
  • Assisting Lead teacher with behavior management and child engagement during group activities, transitions, and when working with individual children 
  • Participating in seasonal family events/celebrations at school

Desired Qualifications include:

  • Early Childhood teaching experience
  • Understanding of Waldorf education (experience preferred)
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and parents
  • Reliability and consistency
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Adaptability to changes
  • Possess a warm, friendly, joyous demeanor
  • Compliance with all early childhood teacher requirements and licensing regulations. See below for more information.

Colorado Licensing Regulations paperwork and Requirements:

  • We will request the standard job paperwork
  • Background check
  • Fingerprinted
  • Standard Precautions Training
  • And a few more!

Colorado Licensing Regulations require: Staff aides must be at least sixteen (16) years of age and must work directly under the supervision of the director or an early childhood teacher.

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Mancos Valley Dragonfly School

Wonder and Imagination of Early Childhood