Assistant Teacher Position Opening

Adventures preschool is looking for an assistant teacher who would enjoy working in our hands on, play-based, coop preschool. The position is for the 2018-2019 school year with possible renewal. Gain valuable experience working in Ames’ only coop preschool.

Position Description:  

Assistant teacher for preschool classroom

Part time-M-F morning (8:45a-1:00p)

August 20-May 24

Position Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills, Characteristics, and Experience:

Knowledge of early childhood development

Experience working with children 2-6

Experience working or teaching in a preschool classroom

Ability to work with a lead teacher and parents in a cooperative format

Sensitive to individual and cultural diversity

Must be able to maintain confidentiality

Effective written and oral communication

Classroom Responsibilities:

Assist lead teacher in providing appropriate early childhood education experiences

Assist in promoting and supervising the healthy emotional, social, intellectual and physical development of each child

Assist in evaluation of children in preparation of parent conferences

Assist with parent volunteers in the classroom

Assist in the arrangement and upkeep of the classroom and all classroom equipment and materials

Help children establish good habits of toileting and personal hygiene

Assist in supervising all activities to ensure safety of each child at all times

Attend fall parent orientation and spring end of year celebration


Able to stand at least 4 hours

Able to bend, stoop, and lift up to 60 pounds

Able to sit on the floor for extended periods of time


High School diploma or GED

Prefer a 2 year degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development. 

TO APPLY: Please send resume and references to

If offered the position subject will need to complete the following:

Clear criminal and child abuse background check through DHS upon hire and every 2 years thereafter.

Must submit fingerprints to FBI for a national criminal background check and repeat after 4 years.

Complete CPR, First Aid, Universal Precautions and Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse trainings upon hire.

In first year of employment complete 12 hours of training provided by DHS either on-line or in-person.

Complete 10 hours of training (approved by DHS and lead teacher) after the first year of employment

Revised May 2018

Adventures Preschool is a non-profit, state licensed, equal opportunity organization