Program Description:

Children First – 77 S. High Street Floor 7, Columbus, 43215



Position Title:

Assistant Teacher

Age Group:


Seasonal Position:


Full Time or Part Time:

Full time

Signing Bonus:

Position Description:

Children First Inc. is a non-profit early learning center that has been in business for 37 years promoting child development and learning to 100 children. We have Assistant positions available including in our infant/toddler and preschool rooms. Each new addition to the Children First team is an opportunity to help our children and families learn and grow more as individuals. If you are looking for a supportive workplace that offers the ability for you to be creative, Children First is the place for you! Children First is a hidden gem downtown that exceeds NAEYC guidelines.
• No Nights or Weekends – Children First closes at 5:15 PM.
• Guaranteed Weekly Schedule
• Professional Work Environment
• 11 Paid Holidays
• 10 Paid Vacation/Sick Days
• No Uniforms – but we provide you with a free t-shirt
• Transportation allowance


Qualifications and Skills
• Must meet all state licensing requirements
• Energetic with a fun and loving personality
• Excellent communication, customer service, and problem-solving skills
• Able to engage with children of all ages and skill levels with 6 months of child care center experience
• Must have a High School diploma
• CDA, Associates, or Bachelor’s in Early Childhood degrees preferred
• Highly professional and dependable and must have worked in a center for 6 months
• Must be able to lift up to 35 lbs. in connection with the handling of children for the facilitation of programs, child safety, and potential emergency situations
• Safety and customer-service oriented
Responsibilities and Duties
• Provide an attractive, well-kept classroom that encourages creativity, exploration, and decision-making by the children
• Teach the children through play with our curriculum based on Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards
• Develop lesson plans based on the Children First curriculum
• Observe all rules and regulations pertaining to the health, safety, and care of children
• Establish positive and productive relationships with families
• Support the social and emotional development of all the children in the classroom• Enhance your wellbeing with our health, vision, and dental insurance
• Health Savings Account with match from Children First
• 10 Vacation/Sick Days
• Short/Long Term Disability and Life Insurance
• 401(k) plan and match available
• Competitive pay
• Paid First Aid, CPR, Child Abuse, and Communicable Disease Training
• Paid training time for free Professional Development training that meets daycare licensing
• Annual teacher celebration
• Teacher birthday and anniversary celebrations

Rate of Pay:

$17.80-$21.80/ Hour