Primary Purpose:


Assist teacher in preparation and management of Pre-Kinder HeadStart classroom activities. Work under supervision of certified teacher in an early childhood center campus.





Associates Degree (or higher) or

Paraprofessional Assessment Certificate plus CDA


Educational Aide Certificate issued by SBEC


Special Knowledge/Skills:

Ability to work well with young children

Ability to communicate effectively


Minimum Experience:

Experience working with young children



Major Responsibilities and Duties:


Instructional Support


  1. Confers with and assists the teacher in preparing instructional materials, classroom displays, and arranging materials for the day’s activities. 
  1. Operates and cares for classroom and office equipment used for instructional purposes, which may include the computer and other digital devices. 
  1. Provides orientation and assistance to substitute teachers. 
  1. Assists the teacher in devising special strategies to differentiate instruction for individual students based on their needs, interests and abilities.

     5. Administers tests that are required for identified students. 

  1. Assists in assessment of students as requested by the teacher.



Student Management


  1. Active supervision of students throughout the school day, both inside and outside the classroom, with focused attention and intentional observation of children at all times. 
  1. Works with individual students, small group or large group activities, to conduct instructional exercises assigned by the teacher.




     9.  Participates in activities that contribute to job assignment, including transition scans and counting procedures. 

  1. Participates in in-service training programs, faculty meetings, and special events, as needed. 
  1. Performs related duties as assigned. 
  1. Maintains the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students as is expected of fully certified teachers. 
  1. Assists in upholding and enforcing school rules, and administrative regulations, HeadStart regulations and state and local board policy.


Equipment Used:


Copier, personal computer, and other digital equipment



Working Conditions:


Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:


Maintain emotional control under stress.  Moderate standing, stooping, bending, and lifting 


The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.