Assistant Teacher - Preschool Classroom

Pumpkin Patch Preschool – Stoughton, WI
Part-time – $10-13/hr. 
Pay commensurate with education and experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the lead teacher in delivering a developmentally-appropriate curriculum to children ages 3-4.
  • Utilize positive reinforcement, redirection, prevention and development of self-discipline as student behavior management techniques.
  • Assist with the rotation of classroom supplies, books, decor, etc.
  • Clean and organize the classroom according to the lead teacher’s direction.
  • Address parent questions and concerns in a respectful, compassionate manner
  • Set annual goals at the onset of the year, and demonstrate measurable progress throughout the school year, with the support and guidance of the lead teacher and school administrator.
  • Maintain open lines of communication with the lead teacher and school administrator.
  • Adhere to the policies and guidelines set forth in the Pumpkin Patch Preschool policy handbook.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

Applicants should have 1-2 years experience working in a childcare setting.
To comply with State of Wisconsin licensing requirements, applicants must:

  • Meet the licensing requirements set forth by with Wisconsin Department of Children and Families for early childhood professionals.
  • Submit to and pass a complete background check.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.

The ideal applicant will have:

  • Strong communication skills.
  • The ability to build positive relationships with children, their families, and colleagues.
  • Knowledge and experience with child development, and safe and appropriate activities for children.
  • The flexibility to adapt activities to a variety of of communication and learning styles.
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • A collaborative and proactive attitude.
  • Creative problem-solving experience.

Working Conditions: 

Schedule must be able to accommodate a shift from (approx.) 7:45 am - 11:45 pm Monday through Friday, and work in both an indoor and outdoor environment. Additional hours are required for monthly staff meetings, school events throughout the year, and school-year setup and teardown.

Physical Requirements: 

Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Must be able to stand, crouch, kneel, and sit on the floor.

Interested parties should submit a resume, cover letter, and Employment Application to pppstoughton@gmail.com, or mail the same to the address listed below.