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Part Time Assistant Preschool Teacher

The Part Time Teacher, under the supervision of the Director and/or Assistant Director, is responsible for assisting in any classroom as specified by the Director and/or Assistant Director and executing a developmentally based, educational program for the assigned class of children. This is a part-time position located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Mi Escuelita is a five-star preschool; we are a small but diverse community that has a true family feel. We value diversity and social justice; all of our staff are paid a living wage. We are a non-profit school that is governed by a Board of Directors.


The mission of Mi Escuelita is as follows:

  • To be a place where people of two languages and cultures come together to share their strengths, preparing children for a future of tolerance and citizenship.

  • To encourage understanding through the Spanish language and culture.

  • To create an integrated community by providing high quality educational programs that honor diversity and encourage understanding through Spanish language immersion activities for Spanish and English speaking children, their families, friends, and neighbors.


Major Functions and Responsibilities

  • To assist in any classrooms as specified by Director/ Assistant Director

  • To be responsible for meal time servings and clean up during the work schedule provided

  • Implement daily age-appropriate activities for children that familiarize children with Spanish language, and Latin American customs, music, food, and traditions

  • Take accurate daily attendance records

  • Supervise children in a group at all times

  • Maintain a clean and healthy environment

  • Observe children for any health problems

  • Notify the supervisor of sickness or injury

  • Maintain all requirements to keep Mi Escuelita in good standing as a licensed 5-star childcare center

  • Observe the center’s discipline policy


In addition the workload includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Build good communications with other staff to create a professional and teamwork-focused environment;

  • Attend pre-service and in-service training as required by the state

  • Attend training on Spanish immersion educational methods in a majority English country


  • 18 years or older

  • High school graduate or GED

  • Applicant must be a fluent Spanish speaker and have life experience in Latin American culture such that the applicant is familiar with the customs

  • A current CPR and First Aid certificate within 6 months of employment

  • Twenty hours of training in child development that is taken within the first six months of employment

  • Must be able and willing to take the EDU-119 course in order to be certified by the state; must be enrolled in the course within 6 months of employment. 

  • Preference for candidates who already have a DCDEE Background Check for work in a licensed NC Child Care Center.

  • Basic proficiency in English preferred but not required.


Essential Physical and Mental Functions


  • While performing the duties of this position, the ability to stand; use hands to point, handle or feel; and talk and hear

  • The ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus

  • The ability to endure moderate but persistent or frequent levels of noise

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position


  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to identify and solve problems

  • Ability to follow and specify clear written or oral instructions


  • Job Type: Part-time

  • Schedule: 20-25 hours per week (mostly afternoons)

  • Language: Spanish (Required), English (preferred)

  • Work Location: In-person (Chapel Hill, NC)

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