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Sidney Cooperative Nursery School is hiring for an Administrator and Pre-K Assistant Teacher for our 2023-2024 school year! Opened in 1970, our school is a parent cooperative in which parents work closely with our staff to ensure that their children receive care and education of the highest quality. Our curriculum is based on Ohio's Early Learning and Development Standards with the importance of play emphasized. There is a small community feel to our school, the children and families are amazing! Our school and these positions come with a lot of smiles and laughter!

Pre-K Assistant Teacher

Pre-K Assistant Teacher General Responsibilities:

  • Arrive at the school on-time and stay until contracted time or until duties are completed

    • Monday 8:30AM-12:30PM

    • Tuesday 8:30AM-3:30PM

    • Thursday 8:30AM-12:30PM

  • Help prepare the classroom for the day and assist with clean up the classroom at the end of the day

  • Assist in educating students, participating in daily class activities, appropriate student behavior management as directed by lead teacher

  • Use appropriate and professional language with students, staff, and families

  • Be present and available as much as possible at the beginning and end of the day to meet with parents/guardians. Building relationships with the families is very important for our school setting

  • In the event that the lead teacher will be absent from class, assistant teacher will act as lead teacher for designated class period and will be responsible for directing substitute to act as assistant teacher

  • Follow all center/school rules outlined in Chapter 5104 of the Ohio Revised Code and Chapter 5101:2-12 of the Administrative Code

  • Attend and participate in all staff and parent board meetings (Each usually 1x/month)

  • Participation is required for our semi-annual toy cleaning, parent meetings such as orientation, open houses, meet the teacher, etc.


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age and have completed a high school education or be enrolled in the second year of or have completed a two-year career/technical program in child development or early childhood education or be a high school senior and also enrolled in a college credit program in child development or early childhood education

  • Child Care Center Staff Orientation- must be completed within 30 days of hire unless already completed training after 12/31/2016 and on file within Ohio Professional Registry (OPR)

  • First Aid and CPR- must be completed within 90 days of hire unless certification is already completed and up to date within OPR

  • Communicable Diseases- must be completed upon hire unless certification is already completed and up to date within OPR

  • Child Abuse and Neglect Recognition and Prevention- must be completed within 60 days of hire unless certification is already completed and up to date within OPR

Background check with FBI/BCI fingerprinting required upon hire and must be deemed eligible for employment by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). A completed medical statement and documentation of current immunizations following ODJFS guidelines must be furnished upon hire.


Sidney Cooperative Nursery School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


Starting Pay: $10/Hour

Hours Per Pay Period: 30 Hours Bi-Weekly Sept-May (Some hours in August for ramp up to school year)

Paid Time Off: 15 Hrs after 60 days of employment

Bonuses: Position is eligible for all employee bonuses. Winter Bonus in December and Fiscal Year End Bonus in June are dependent on the financial success of the fiscal year. Bonuses are not guaranteed but all efforts will be made to secure financial wellbeing of the organization.

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