Early Childhood Aide

The Early Childhood Aide is to assist the Lead Teacher in providing a warm, nurturing, Christ-centered, safe and loving environment in which children can grow physically where their faith is nurtured and independence is encouraged. The EC Aide is also responsible for ensuring compliance with codes of all State and local governing agencies; and works collegially with other staff members of St. James Lutheran Church & School.



  • Assists classroom teacher in supervision & management of a group of children
  • Interacts with, initiates & encourages children in daily activities
  • Assists Teacher in planning learning activities
  • Helps children control behavior using a Christ-centered, positive, consistent approach
  • Helps children grow to be independent
  • Helps prepare the learning environment, sets up interest centers, prepares materials
  • Assists teacher in record keeping & observations related to children’s developments, health & behavior
  • Serves snacks
  • Promotes integral learning during meal times
  • Maintains good communication with parents
  • Helps with general housekeeping tasks
  • Attends to needs of individual children with sensitivity
  • Helps build a supportive, caring team
  • Assists teacher in other ways as needed


  • Early Child Development knowledge and experience
  • Knowledge in Desired Results, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
  • Good communication, problem solving, and priority setting skills as well as maintaining an overall positive and professional attitude /disposition
  • Ability to use the computer/iPad to input developmental data
  • Ability to make decisions on behalf of children and protect their well-being
  • Must be able to manage confidential information
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds and in case of emergency a 40 pound child
  • All employees, regardless of position, serve as role models for children and adolescents who are served by St. James Lutheran Church & School. Therefore, each employee must at all times be emotionally stable and able to function effectively with children, adolescents and adults who may have mental or behavioral health problems. The staff must be able to demonstrate appropriate daily behavior, appropriate expression of emotions, as well as appropriate role modeling. Hostility, aggression and unnecessary or inappropriate physical actions as well as inappropriate emotional expression are not acceptable


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:

    • Frequently walk, uses hands, talks and hears
    • Often required to stand and sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, squat or crawl
    • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds and in case of emergency a 40 pound child
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


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