Isabella Child Development Center

A free preschool serving eligible 3 and 4 year olds

Associate Teacher Needed         2019 - 2020 Preschool Year

The Associate Teacher is responsible for working as a team member in providing a quality educational program for preschool children by supporting the classroom teacher/program director in planning, assessing, and instructing students.   The position includes assisting the Lead Teacher/Program Director in maintaining required records to ensure grant compliance and meet licensing guidelines. The Associate Teacher will also aid the classroom teacher/program director in fulfilling the goals, programs, policies, and priorities set forth by the Board of Directors.

>> Please send cover letter and resume to : Joyce Neyer, Isabella Child Development Center, 1250 Watson Rd., Mt. Pleasant, MI  48858. <<


  • Work as a team member in providing a quality educational preschool program
  • Assist in planning, implementing, and monitoring curriculum and assessment
  • Assist in all daily operations of the program
  • Assist in planning and attend family involvement activities
  • Assist in home visits and parent/teacher conferences
  • Work with individual and small groups of students
  • Support children’s emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts
  • Assist children with personal health care needs
  • Work collaboratively and communicate with the classroom teacher to implement lesson plans, activities, and classroom tasks
  • Assist teacher with monitoring behavior and supporting the educational process in the classroom
  • Observe students’ performance and record relevant data to assess progress
  • Maintain accurate and complete student and program records
  • Participate in trainings and on-going professional development
  • Attend monthly Board meetings and other grant-related meetings
  • Share responsibility for cleaning and organizing the classroom
  • Plan and shop for daily snacks
  • Complete Child and Adult Care Food Program reports
  • Collaborate with Lead Teacher/Program Director and Classroom Aide to ensure a safe and enriching early childhood environment
  • Be available for other job-related tasks as requested by supervisor

Required Qualifications:

Associate's degree in early childhood education or child development or the equivalent; or a valid classroom CDA credential required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in working with preschool children, particularly with at-risk children
  • Familiarity with research-based preschool curricula and Preschool Program Quality Assessment (PQA)  
  • Ability to be self-directed and take initiative when given a variety of tasks and responsibilities.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with students, families, and teachers

  • Successful candidate must meet Michigan Child Care Licensing requirements including:

Comprehensive Background Check

Certification in CPR and First Aid

Declaration of health signed by a licensed physician

A negative TB test

Blood Borne Pathogen Class

Health and Safety Training for Licensed Child Care Providers Courses 1 and 2