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Early Learning Associate Teacher (Floater) Buena Park, CA
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Founded in 1997, Think Together partners with schools to change the odds for kids by providing award-winning programs during and outside the school day. We’re one of California’s largest nonprofits working in school districts from San Diego to San Francisco. Whether you’re interested in early learning, elementary, middle or high school, you can invest in your community by working at a local school or working within our home office providing support!
Job description:The Early Learning Associate Teacher under the direction of the Early Learning Master Teacher, assists the Master Teacher with planning and implementing a variety of activities to meet the educational needs of preschool-aged children; provides instruction to individuals and small groups in the Early Learning Program and helps with the preparation of instructional materials.
  • Plan, organize and implement the program for preschool-aged children in accordance with approved curriculum, applicable policies and philosophy of Think Together.
  • Maintain active supervision on all children in activities, while in the classroom and on the playground, and during meal time.
  • Assist with planning, preparing and implementing a variety of activities to meet the needs of preschool-aged children.
  • Direct group activities with students as assigned.
  • Maintain a positive, nurturing environment, which respects culture and diversity.
  • Participate with children and encourage their involvement in activities.
  • Observe and redirect student behavior according to approved procedures.
  • Set up and cleanup work areas and eating areas.
  • Operate audio-visual equipment.
  • Assist children with hand washing toileting, and changing those who have toileting accidents; as well as supporting children in developing self-help skills.
  • Assist with preparing instructional materials as directed by the Master Teacher.
  • Assist children in developing language skills.
  • Maintain a clean, safe, engaging learning environment.
  • Support children in making a positive transition from home to preschool.
  • Communicate materials needs to Master Teacher.
  • Participate in meetings and in-service training programs as assigned.
  • Attend staff meetings.
  • Perform related tasks as required.

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • TB Clearance (within the last year)
  • Proof of Immunization against Measles (MMR), Pertussis (Tdap), and Influenza. 
  • Must pass Think Together Live Scan
  • Must pass Community Care Licensing Criminal Record Background Clearance, DOJ, FBI, and Child Abuse Central Index.
  • Provide Current Health Screening Report (LIC 503).
  • Certificate of Mandated reporting for Child Care Providers (AB1207).
  • 16 Hour Health and Safety Training for Child Care Providers Certification preferred
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Associate Teacher Permit is preferred. (Think Together will help in attaining Associate Teacher Permit  if needed for qualified candidate)
  • Completion of 12 units in Early Childhood Education or Child Development. (Child Growth and Development[3units]; Child, Family and Community[3units]; Principles and Practices [3units];Observations and Assessment[3units]; Teaching in a Diverse Society[3units])
  • Prior experience working with preschool aged children is desirable.
Think Together is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, religious creed, physical disability, mental disability, age for individuals age 40 and over, medical condition (as defined by state law (for example, cancer or genetic characteristics or HIV/AIDS), marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during 


Founded in 1997, Think Together partners with schools to change the odds for kids. Think Together delivers nationally-recognized expanded learning programs and school improvement, offered through affiliate partner Orenda Education. We want a community where all kids get a great education that prepares them for college and career.


Buena Park, CA