Preschool Teacher Assistants
Due to additional state-mandated requirements, Pre-K Teacher Assistants do not apply through CPI.
Minimum Education/Experience for Preschool Teacher Assistants:
NC Early Childhood Credential (EDUC 119) +3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education or a related field + 1 year of experience
Preferred Education/Experience for Preschool Teacher Assistants:
NC Early Childhood Credential (EDUC 119) +6 semester hours in Early Childhood
If you are interested in being a Preschool Teacher Assistant, follow these steps:
1. Create NCID and DCDEE accounts. Click here for step-by-step instructions on this process.
2. Provide educational creditionals in your DCDEE account. Click here for helpful instructions on this process.
3. Provide criminal background check clearance from DCDEE. Click here for steps to help complete this process.
4. Apply through Teacher Match for the desired position at a specific school or for the Generic Preschool Teacher Assistant posting
25 Reasons Why Being a Preschool Teacher is AWESOME!
1) You see a lot of “firsts”
2) You help children learn in new ways
3) You assist children in overcoming challenges
4) You turn into a champion multi-tasker
5) You ensure a safe place for young children
6) You grow into a better parent, family member, or the COOLEST aunt or uncle
7) You can tap into your own inner child and explore like a child
8) Health insurance and retirement benefits- not to mention a school schedule- add up
9) Preschool teachers NEVER stop learning
10) You become more creative
11) You develop patience
12) Preschoolers are interested; they want to learn as much as you want to teach them
13) Young children still believe in magic- maybe you will too!
14) You will see smiles and get hugs every single day
15) You see the results of your work- sometimes instantly
16) You have an influence that is life-long
17) Every day brings something new – preschool is NEVER boring
18) Preschoolers are hilarious- and honest! Be prepared!
19) You shape healthy habits
20) You set goals with families
21) You show parents that their kids are amazing
22) Preschoolers teach you about yourself
23) You notice and celebrate little things
24) You get to be part of the messy, amazing, learning process
25) Every single day, you make a difference in the lives of young children and their families