Part-Time Assistant Toddler Preschool Teacher


Waterman’s Community Center, a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation, is seeking a hard-working, energetic, and creative part-time assistant preschool teacher for their Little Urchins toddler program for children ages one to three years old. Participants must love working with young children and be capable of taking on the academic and physical demands working with preschoolers requires. Applicants must take initiative with planning and daily classroom management and exhibit a willingness to learn new skills and engage in trainings as required by the State of Maine.

Job Details:

  • This person will be the assistant to the two established Little Urchin teachers
  • Hours per day: 3.5 to 4 hours, 3 to 4 days a week as needed
  • Class in session: 8:00AM – 12:00PM
  • Hours per week: 12 – 15 depending on need as dictated by class attendance
  • Duties: Classroom teaching & management, planning & preparation, record keeping, meetings, classroom housekeeping, etc.
  • Pay: Hourly ($11-$14), dependent on credentials and experience
  • Starting Date: Late November
  • Application deadline: Saturday, November 21, 2015


  • A High School Diploma
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • A current CPR and Pediatric First Aid Certificate

(if applicant does not currently hold such certificate, one can be acquired if and when job is offered before starting work)

Suggested but not required:

  • College Degree
  • Early childhood college-level course work
  • Preschool teaching experience

Or, for application and more information, please contact:
Christie Hallowell, Executive Director at

Laugh & Learn Co-Teacher Duties
The following is fairly comprehensive though not a totally inclusive list of responsibilities and duties of Laugh & Learn Preschool Teachers.

Overall Responsibilities

  • Follow established rules and procedures of Laugh & Learn Preschool.
  • Come to work everyday with a positive attitude and prepared for the day’s activities.
  • Be vigilant that the children are safe at all times.
  • Create a warm and nurturing environment.

Instruction Related

  • Interact with the children to support play, exploration, and learning.
  • Plan and implement activities that develop self-esteem and social skills.
  • Work alternately with individual children, small groups and the entire class.
  • Be warm, friendly and affectionate with all students.
  • Strive to improve the Laugh & Learn programs and activities in the best interest of the students.
  • Be willing and prepared to take the children outside every day except in cases of seriously inclement weather.
  • Encourage independence in the students but be prepared to help as needed.

General Duties

  • Prepare snacks as needed.
  • Work cooperatively with co-teachers on planning and preparations.
  • Attend weekly planning and program assessment meetings.
  • Evaluate and maintain educational records on each child's progress through observation recordings, early childhood screenings, and developmental assessments.
  • Work diligently to learn new skills as required to meet special needs of individual children.
  • Take steps required to establish or maintain teacher or childcare credentials.
  • Maintain professional development hours as required by the State of Maine.

Parent Relations

  • Maintain a strict confidentiality policy of Laugh & Learn. Only talk with parents about their own children. No gossiping or inappropriate conversations.
  • Participate in Parent Advisory Meetings.
  • Develop relationships with parents through open communication..
  • Encourage and support parent development through classroom volunteerism, home centered activities, parent/teacher conferences, and participation in parent development activities