Summer Float/Teacher for Preschool & School Age Children

Company Name:
Shawnee Weekday Early Learning Center
Company Address:
2600 Zumherly Rd
Lima, Ohio 45805
Date Job is Available:
April 14th, 2023
Deadline for Application:
May 14th, 2023
Job Description:
Our summer program is busy and lots of fun! If you want to hang out with some awesome little humans, play outside, make messes, teach children new things, explore, and go on field trips...this job is for you!  

Purpose Statement: The Float/Assistant Teacher is responsible for the care, supervision, and management of a class of children ages 3 to 10 years old in accord with the goals and curriculum plan of Shawnee Weekday Early Learning Center (SWELC).  

The principal duties of the Float include offering support to teachers and assisting in the classroom, as well as providing breaks. Conduct focused observations of children, develop action plans, carry out activities on a daily basis and evaluate the effectiveness of child development activities, ensure the safety and well-being of the children, maintain regular communication with parents, and contribute to the effective operation of the overall early care and education center. The Float reports to the Site Administrator, Administrative Director, and SWELC Board.  

Job Responsibilities:  

  • Plan and conduct an effective child development program to meet the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs of each child. This should be done based on the goals and general curriculum plan of SWELC 

  • Ensure that child care routines are carried out in a manner that is prompt, hygienic, and consistent with the good child development principles. This includes routines related to toileting, hand washing, eating, napping, and transitioning between activities 

  • Ensure the safety of children through constant supervision, effective arrangement of space, proper maintenance of equipment, and regular practice of fire drills and other emergency procedures. Operate the classroom in compliance with all child care licensing standards, and SWELC's Employee and Policy Handbooks 

  • Create an open, friendly, and cooperative atmosphere in which children and families feel comfortable and secure 

  • Provide experiences that promote individual expression through conversation, play, and creativity. Provide a variety of language stimulation activities 

  • Ensure that parents receive adequate information about their child's experiences at the center through daily contacts 

  • Promote and nurture parent-child bonding and relationships 

  • Greet children and their parents warmly and with enthusiasm each morning 

  • Initiate classroom activities daily (sing-a-longs, art projects, sensory exploration, fine motor, gross motor, outdoor stimulation) 

  • Observe children to detect signs of illness, injury, abuse, neglect, emotional disturbance, or other special needs, and report these signs immediately to the Administrator 

  • Use equipment and supplies safely and conscientiously, keeping physical environment clean and orderly 

  • Maintain confidentiality of child and family information at all times 

  • Inspect the school site and equipment for potential safety hazards, taking corrective action or informing the Administrator to prevent injuries 

  • Contribute to the operation of the center by participating in staff meetings and sharing information gained through attendance at workshops and professional reading 

  • Work as a member of a team to ensure continuity and a high standard of quality in all classrooms in the center 

Education and Experience:  

  • Minimum of a high school diploma; preferred one of the following: 

  • A college degree in child development or early education and at least one year of experience in teaching in a part-day or full-day program for infants and toddlers; or  

  • A college degree in an appropriate human service or education field (e.g., psychology, special education, music, social work) including some courses in child development, and at least two years of teaching in a part-day or full-day program for infants and toddlers; or  

  • An associate degree in child development or early childhood education and at least two years of experience teaching in a part-day or full-day program; or  

  • A child development associate credential (CDA) and at least three years of experience teaching in a part-day or full-day program for infants and toddlers 

Required Skills and Abilities:  

  • Must be able to pass background check and drug screen 

  • Must have a warm and supportive attitude and disposition toward working with children and their families 

  • Must be reliable 

  • Must be flexible in receiving assignments or adapting to changes in the program 

  • Must be willing to accept supervision in order to improve work performance 

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills 

  • Must be physically able to perform the job of a teacher of young children 

  • Must be able to pass the 10-panel drug screen 

General Pay and Contract Provisions:  

  • 40-hour work week with hours between 6:00a.m. and 6:00p.m.  

  • Competitive compensation commensurate with education and experience 

  • Benefits available 

Job Type: Full-time  

Pay: $11.50 - $16.50 per hour  


  • Employee assistance program  

  • Employee discount  

  • Flexible schedule  

  • Paid time off  

  • Professional development assistance  


  • Monday to Friday  

How to Apply
Contact Name: Zach Ellsworth
Contact Email: [email protected]