Early Ed Assistant Teacher

King Street Center
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of children and families in our community? King Street Center is a vibrant nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering youth to explore their talents and find their voice through learning, play and opportunity. Located in the heart of Burlington, Vermont, we strive to create a supportive and inclusive environment where every individual can thrive. Through a variety of programs ranging from Mentoring, Teen, K-5 and our 5-STAR Head Start Early Childhood Program, we aim to foster resilience, confidence, and a sense of belonging in those we serve. Especially important to us is that we do this work with an equity lens and incorporate the vision and voice of our youth into our programming. 


As we continue to grow and expand our reach, we are seeking dedicated individuals who are enthusiastic about our mission. Join our team and become part of a community-driven organization committed to creating positive change. Together, we can support the next generation and build a brighter future for all. Apply now to be a part of something truly meaningful at King Street Center!


King Street Center (KSC) is seeking a full-time 40hr/week committed, creative and nurturing educator to join our Early Education team. Our program is rooted in our profound respect for children and families. We value relationship building and meaningful connections. We get to know children and their individual learning style so that we can create a dynamic environment for all children.

Assistant Teachers are part of a collaborative team that is committed to the health and well-being of all children and families. Responsibilities include:

  • Support curriculum that meets the needs of the children based on observation and “best practices”. Adjust teaching and provide appropriate support to meet needs of individual children.
  • Support a program that is balanced in regard to active and quiet play, child directed and teacher directed, indoor and outdoor.
  • Attend to the care, safety and well being of children.
  • Set and enforce limits that are related to the child’s level of maturity.
  • Promote independence by allowing children to solve their own problems.
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of good teaching practices and child growth and development; continue professional learning through workshops, Head Start trainings, and exchange of ideas with other programs.
  • Confer with other educators within KSC, social service agencies, volunteers and visitors.
  • Listen to children with interest, answer questions, and maintain a receptive attitude.
  • Open, close, set up, and clean up the classroom as needed.


Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field required or;

CDA or comparable credential (i.e. Level I or II on Northern Lights Career Ladder) and at least 12 months experience working with children from grade three (3) or younger or;

Completion of the Fundamentals for Early Childhood Professionals Course and  at least 12 months experience working with children from grade three (3) or younger.

One to three years experience in:

  • Teaching in an early childhood program or working with children
  • Working with other professionals to deal with educational challenges
Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

King Street Center, which serves predominantly BIPOC children from Burlington's immigrant and refugee communities is dedicated to equity, inclusion, and belonging and is currently working to build an equity lens across the organization in policies, procedures, and programs -- from revamping our recruitment and hiring processes to include an equity lens, to reviewing all salaries this year to ensure we are being equitable, to shifting to an inclusive decision-making model, and more. As a BIPOC led organization, serving BIPOC children and families, King Street is committed to centering equity, inclusion, and belonging in all facets of our work.

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