Early Childhood (Preschool) Assistant Teacher

Salary will be $15.00 per hour

$250 Bonus upon successful completion of DCF Introductory Child Care Training (45 hours and exams)

Each two week pay period will consist of one week working five 7.5 hour shifts and one week working three 9.5 hour and one 9.0 hour shifts, for a total of 37.5 hours each week - giving you a day off every other work week!!

About the Position:

How would you like to work in a position where you get a day off every other week?  Are you looking for a career opportunity that makes a difference in your community?  Are you passionate about working with children? Easterseals Florida is seeking an Assistant Preschool Teacher to join our team of early childhood educators in making a difference in the lives of children with disabilities and special needs in our Igoe-Amar Child Development Center in West Palm Beach.  This is a great opportunity for individuals looking to begin a career in Early Childhood Education.  The Assistant Preschool Teacher will provide a positive, safe, stimulating and inclusionary learning environment to allow the children to grow and develop to their fullest potential.  This position assists with the daily activities in the classroom including (but not limited to) greeting children and caregivers, implementing developmentally appropriate lesson plans and activities, and supervising children in the classroom and on the playground.

The hours of operation for our center are 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.  The work hours for this position will be scheduled within those hours.


  • A minimum of a high school diploma or GED
  • Successful completion of the DCF 45-hour Training within the first 90 days of employment
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification

What we offer:

  • Easterseals will work with you to complete the Department of Children and Families 45-hour Introductory Childcare Training
  • Support and connection to resources to complete the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential to further your education and career in Early Childhood Education
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick, and Personal Time
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Several Supplemental Insurance Policies
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Work Life Balance
  • The Opportunity to Make a Difference in the Community and the Organization

In addition to outstanding benefits, Easterseals Florida offers a 30% discount on childcare to our staff.

Easterseals Florida has been rated a 2020, 2021 and 2022 Great Place to Work by our employees! We provide services daily that are leading the way to 100% equity, inclusion and access for people living with disabilities, families and communities. Working at Easterseals is more than just a job - it's an opportunity to be part of something bigger! If you want to translate your talent, your passion, and your commitment to help people with disabilities, families and the community, you might be exactly what we are looking for.

Easterseals Florida is an AA/EEO employer and Drug Free Workplace (DFWP) (including medical marijuana).