Assistant Nursery Teacher, Child’s Play Preschool

February 13, 2018

Child’s Play Preschool is seeking an Assistant Teacher for our Toddler/Nursery classrooms starting in the fall. Child’s Play is a parent-teacher cooperative school located on the East Side of Providence. With Toddler, Nursery, and Preschool programs, our curriculum is structured around the philosophy that children learn best through play.

Job Description

This is a five morning per week position (Nursery/3 year olds – Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8:45 – 12:15; Toddler/2 year old class Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:45am – 12:15pm)  plus two hours of planning time per week with the classroom teacher.  Additional 26 paid hours/responsibilities for meeting attendance: New Family Orientation before school begins, 3 Staff Meetings and 5 All School Meetings to be held during the year and attendance at Staff In-Service Day in May.  Our school year runs from September – June (10 month program).

Child’s Play is a NAEYC accredited, BrightStars 4-star rated,  Parent Cooperative Preschool.  Parents and teachers work in collaboration in all aspects of our program.  Parent requirements include working in the classroom on a scheduled basis.  In addition each family has responsibility for a co-op job in conjunction with the administration of the school.

Our teachers and assistant teachers work together in a collaborative effort to ensure a high quality program:  planning curriculum, communicating with families, interacting/working with the children as well as the up-keep of the classroom.


  • Must be a warm, nurturing professional
  • Ability to relate positively to children, parents and staff
  • Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood or a CDA (Child Development Associate) certificate
  • A RIELS/RIELDS certificate or plans to complete within 6 months of hire
  • Some knowledge of NAEYC Accreditation, DAP,  BrightStars Quality Rating System and Creative Curriculum/Teaching Strategies GOLD
  • Prior work experience in a 2 and/or 3 year old classroom
  • Pediatric CPR/FA certified
  • BCI and fingerprint documentation as well as DCYF CANTS clearance upon hire
  • Health Requirements: TB test, 2 doses of MMR vaccine, 2 doses of varicella vaccine, 1 dose of DTap vaccine and an annual flu vaccine.  Proof of all vaccines required before beginning work.

Applicants are encouraged to visit our website to learn more about our school, .

How to Apply

Please send resume, cover letter explaining your interest in our program, and names, titles, phone numbers for three references to: (preferred) or Child’s Play, 296 Angell Street, Providence, RI 02906.  No phone calls please