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Early Childhood Education Assistant Teacher 

Position Early Childhood Education Assistant Teacher  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Base Wage $13.00 per hour  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Rock Island Skip-a-Long Child Development Center  
Position Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • SAL Family and Community Services requires all employees, including new team members, to be fully-vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine and show acceptable proof of documentation by December 8, 2021. SAL Family and Community Services will consider requests for reasonable accommodation as required under applicable law.
  • Must be 18 years old or older. A High School Diploma or equivalency certificate (GED) required. Experience working with children preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software, and other basic computer applications.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee must be able to lift 25 pounds. Corrected vision and hearing in normal range required for greeting visitors, answering phones, and interacting with others. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The Early Childhood Teacher is responsible for developing a quality learning environment and actively engages children in the learning process. This position will serve to enhance the child’s physical, emotional, cognitive, and social growth. The Early Childhood Teacher implements curriculum with active participation from other members of the teaching team, works with parents, and assesses the needs of the individual children.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Foster a friendly and welcoming atmosphere where each child feels safe and secure and can develop a sense of belonging and value.
  • Ensure curriculum provides opportunities for rich conceptual development that actively engages children in the learning process, encourages independence, and allows children to make meaningful choices.
  • Incorporate a wide variety of learning experiences, materials, equipment, and instructional strategies which consolidate learning and foster acquisition of new concepts and skills.
  • Ensure the curriculum fosters each child’s comfortable, empathetic interaction with diversity among people. Utilize classroom activities that acknowledge cultural differences.
  • Use assessment tools and results to support each child’s learning and development, make program improvements, and communicate with parents/guardians regarding the child's progress.
  • Create positive working relationships with families through daily contact, phone calls and frequent oral and written reports on each child’s progress.
  • Ensure compliance with the Child Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

Benefits and Perks At SALFCS, not only are we committed to serving our communities, we’re committed to our employees!

  • Paid sick days
  • Paid meal break – (if you work an eight-hour day)
  • 9 paid holidays
  • 401(k) savings and investment plan with employer contributions up to 6% 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • A schedule typically between Monday – Friday
  • Professional development opportunities
  • A welcoming environment where you can be yourself and surround yourself with diverse, skilled, caring professionals as teammates!
About the Organization Mission

SAL Family and Community Services (SALFCS) strengthens children, families, and individuals to build and enhance thriving communities.

About Us

SALFCS operates Skip-a-Long Child Development Services - early care and education centers in Iowa and Illinois, The Home Child Care Network - a network of licensed and license-exempt home child care providers in both the Quad Cities and Peoria areas, Open Door - a crisis assistance program funded by IDHS to help individuals and families in crisis navigate local social services, SAL Child Care Connection - the child care resource and referral program in Peoria, IL, the Child Care Resource and Referral of Midwestern Illinois that serves the Illinois Quad Cities and surrounding counties, and Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships that serve Rock Island, Henry, and Mercer Counties in Illinois.

SALFCS is at the forefront of public policy and issues regarding early care and education and individual and family social services, and is dedicated to making sure all families have what they need to be successful, regardless of financial means.

EOE Statement SAL Family and Community Services is an equal opportunity employer and believes in equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. Accordingly, all employment decisions are based on the principles of equal opportunity. These decisions include recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, discipline, compensation, benefits, training and other personnel actions involving persons in all job titles and shall occur without regard to actual or perceived race, creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, religion (or for requesting an accommodation for a religious belief), sex, age, ancestry, national origin, genetic information (as defined in Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)), military status or discharge status, veteran status, qualified disabled veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, transgenderism, marital status, citizenship status, familial status, physical or mental disability (or for requesting an accommodation for a disability), association with a disabled person(s), medical condition (including HIV or AIDS status, cancer related or genetic characteristics) arrest record (unless doing so violates contractual, funding, or licensing requirements), order of protection status, pregnancy (including conditions related to childbirth or breast feeding), homelessness or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  
Open Date 12/3/2021  

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