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Paraprofessionals are individuals who provide assistance to professionals by conducting various support activities. In the education profession, the term paraprofessional is typically used to identify those who provide support for teachers by working with individual children in a classroom, monitoring noninstructional activities during the school day, and/or providing clerical support. Paraprofessionals who work with young children may also be referred to as teacher assistants, teacher aides, support staff, or paraeducators. Education and experience requirements for paraprofessional positions vary based on position funding requirements and qualifications as determined by the hiring agency.

The Role of an Early Childhood Paraprofessional

Early childhood paraprofessionals work with children ages birth to age 8. They may provide general support to a program, support for a specific group or classroom of children, or ...

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