Ferry Farm Baptist Church Preschool Teacher’s Aide

Ferry Farm Baptist Church Preschool Teacher’s Aide

The teacher’s aide will help teachers with their classes of children aged 2-6 years old. The aide may plan and conduct class activities, read stories, and help children with specific skills like coloring, cutting with scissors, writing letters and numbers, letter sounds, and recognizing letters and numbers. The preschool is open 5 days a week from 9:15am to 12:15pm, so interns must be available during that time.

Duties

Depending on the student’s background and the needs of the preschool, the student may be involved in any of the following activities:

  • Developing and implementing classroom activities
  • Organizing games and other activities for PE
  • Selecting and reading stories to classes
  • Helping children develop their coloring and cutting skills
  • Helping children recognize numbers and letters
  • Helping children learn letter sounds
  • Helping children write letters and numbers

Pre-Requisites

  1. Must meet all UMW and Department of Psychological Science internship requirements.
  2. Required courses:
    • PSYC 231 – Developmental Psychology: The Infant and Child
    • PSYC 253 – Fundamentals of Learning and Motivation
  3. Recommended course:
    • PSYC 320 – Psychology of Exceptional Children and Youth

Assessment

  • 42 hours of work per credit hour (most interns do 3 credits with 126 hours of work)  
  • Grade is based on on-campus supervision, agency evaluation, reflective journal, and a final paper

Agency Contact

Pat Montrief
pmontrief@gmail.com

Ferry Farm Baptist Church Preschool
1 Westmoreland Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Main office: (540) 373-5982

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