The average hourly pay for a Preschool Teacher Assistant in Chicago, Illinois is $12.89.
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Job Description for Preschool Teacher Assistant
Preschool teacher assistants work in early childhood education and care, typically alongside one or more teachers to provide assistance and help in preparing classroom activities and offering basic supervision and care for young children. The role of the preschool assistant may vary by employer, but typically involves a variety of duties that incorporate both education and child care. One of the main jobs of a preschool teacher assistant is to help set up activities for the teacher, which can i…Read more
Preschool Teacher Assistant Tasks
- Assist teacher with preparation and facilitation of daily activities, such as games, crafts, and field trips.
- Assess children's' emotional and developmental needs through evaluation and parent-teacher conferences.
- Attend to children's basic needs, such as toileting, feeding, and maintaining nap schedules.
- Maintain cleanliness and organization of classroom.
- Ensure supervision of children and enforce school policy.
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Pay by Experience Level for Preschool Teacher Assistant
An early career Preschool Teacher Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.15 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career Preschool Teacher Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.77 based on 6 salaries.
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Employees with Preschool Teacher Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 4.6% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (23.2% less), Atlanta, Georgia (13.3% less) and San Diego, California (12.1% less).
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