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Early Education Teacher Assistant - Federal Work Study Job/Internship for Kenosha Unified School District (Off-Campus)

Are you seeking a fulfilling opportunity to work with children and families while also fulfilling your federal work study? We are looking for you! The Early Education Teacher Assistant works as part of the Even Start Family Literacy Program in Kenosha Unified School District. No prior experience in teaching is required. This position is a great fit for students who are interested in a career working with children and families in a variety of settings. This job is open to all majors and will be a particularly good fit if you're majoring in education, sociology, psychology, or communication. The Even Start Program is looking for students who are able to work throughout the Spring 2024 semester.

Job Duties

  1. Assist Lead Early Childhood Instructor in working with early childhood/preschool children with a variety of learning activities and projects that prepare them for Kindergarten and gain English language skills. This includes helping prepare materials and assisting students and teachers with activities.
  2. Work collaboratively in a team setting with other Even Start Family Literacy Program staff with the goal of helping families (parents and preschool children) strengthen their English literacy skills.
  3. Suggestions or ideas for creative lessons or activities for preschool children to complete are optional but welcome!

Hours and Compensation

  • The program runs Monday-Thursday during the school year between the hours of 9am-12pm with some opportunities for additional hours before or after the program. The average number of hours per week is 10-20.
  • If you have some schedule conflicts during this time but are still interested in the position, please apply and discuss flexibility options with the supervisor.
  • Candidates should plan to commit to the role for the full Spring 2024 semester.
  • Early Education Teacher Assistants are paid $12/hour.


  • Must pass a background check
  • Ability to work well with other co-workers in a team setting
  • Interest in working with children
  • Must have federal work study

Internship Information

Are you interested in earning internship credit for this opportunity? Speak to a professor in your department or contact Kaila Bingen ( to learn more.

Important Information

  • Please note that the Early Education Teacher Assistants will NOT be working on the UW-Parkside campus. The job site is Stocker Elementary School in Kenosha Unified School District.
  • This is a federal work study position, which means only students who have elected federal work study as part of their financial aid package are eligible. If you're not sure if you have federal work study or have previously declined it and would like to change that status, please contact the UW-Parkside Financial Aid Office.
  • Early Education Teacher Assistants must have access to reliable transportation in order to get to and from Stocker Elementary.

Supervisor and Employer Information

  • Supervisor: Carmen Delgado, Even Start Program Liaison |
  • Department: KUSD Communications Department
  • Parkside Contact and Payroll Approver: Kaila Bingen |

About the Even Start Family Literacy Program

The Even Start Family Literacy Program has been serving families in Kenosha for the past 20 years. The Even Start Family Literacy Program is a school-community partnership that helps break the cycle of illiteracy by integrating early childhood education, adult literacy or adult basic education, and parenting education into a unified family literacy program. Even Start is implemented through cooperative projects that build on high-quality existing community resources, creating a new range of services for children, adults and families. The program helps children and families achieve the academic standards set forth by the state and uses instructional programs that are based on scientific reading research to:

  • Enrich language development, extend learning and support high levels of educational success for children ages birth through 5 years old and their parents;
  • Provide literacy services of sufficient hours and duration to make sustainable changes in a family;
  • Provide integrated instructional services for families, where children and their parents learn together to develop habits of life long learning
  • Support families committed to education and economic independence.