Pre-K Assistant Teacher


Explore your passion for childhood education with us!

Founded in 1988, Child Development Schools is headquartered in Austin, TX operating over 260 childcare centers in 11 states. Our three early childhood education brands are Childcare Network, Sunrise Preschools, and My Small Wonders. We proudly provide quality care and developmental education to over 30,000 children aged six weeks to twelve years.

Childcare Network invites you to join us and build a big career with little learners in a fun, nurturing environment where children are encouraged and guided to thrive. Find fulfillment by nurturing a new generation and join our mission to give every child a great start in life!

The Pre-K Assistant Teacher will play an integral role in the success of our center by serving as a positive role model as well as creating meaningful relationships and being a supportive resource for our students, families and their team.


  • Ensure the daily care of every child by following all licensing guidelines and implementing all company standards.
  • Help to maintain a fun and interactive classroom that is clean and organized.
  • Have countless advancement opportunities through our on-going training and expansive network of centers and brands.
  • Follow health and safety procedures for hand washing, toileting, handling bodily fluids, sanitizing toys and equipment, administering medication, serving food, dealing with children's illnesses, and supervising children.
  • Present a welcoming attitude towards prospective families who tour the day care center. Engage them in conversation about their child's education, and the features and benefits of our early childhood programs.

Our Benefits Provide:

  • Discounts up to 50% off childcare tuition
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance plans
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Leave
  • Free access to on-line training
  • Education assistance to pursue your degree
  • 401K plan savings and investment plan with employer contribution


  • High School Diploma
  • ANY ONE of the following credentials/degrees listed below will meet the credential requirement for PRE-K Assistant Teachers:

* Valid Paraprofessional Certificate (issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission)

*Valid Child Development Associate (CDA) credential (issued by the Council for Professional Recognition)

*TCC (Technical Certificate of Credit) in Early Childhood Education

*TCD (Technical College Diploma) in Early Childhood Education

*AA, AS, AAS, AAT (Associate Degree)

*BA, BS (Bachelor Degree)

  • Georgia Teaching Certificate (issued by the Georgia)
  • Assistant Teacher Credential Waivers: If you do not hold one of the above-mentioned credentials, you may still be eligible if you meet the following:

*The candidate must be registered in GaPDS first.

*The candidate is enrolled in a program to obtain an Associate's degree/Technical College Diploma/Technical College Certificate in ECE or is enrolled in a Preschool CDA program.

  • Knowledge of GA Pre-K requirements, and GA Dept. of Early Care and Learning Requirements
  • Ability to determine and prioritize demanding workload while being flexible to emergent/unplanned needs and situations
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, group dynamics, facilitation and collaboration.
  • Ability to interpret, apply, and audit various policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Ability to exercise tact and discretion in all staff, child and family interactions
  • Ability to handle highly stressful and sensitive situations in a professional manner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Want to learn more about Child Development Schools? We're always looking for nurturing, innovative, and dedicated individuals to join us and explore their passion for child care and early education. Please click to join our Talent Network so we can keep in touch about other current and future opportunities!

Child Development Schools provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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