Join Wilder's Child Development Center as a Preschool Classroom Assistant

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ORGANIZATION: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation


Parents and guardians can expect the highest quality learning and care for their children ages 16 months to 5 years with year-round enrollment at Wilder’s Child Development Center (CDC). Our staff and teachers continually recognize and strive to meet the diverse needs, abilities, interests, and cultures of children and families, where each person is valued and respected as a contributor in our classroom environment. You can join this dynamic team!

This is the perfect opportunity for anyone who cares about young children’s social, emotional and cognitive development to help provide educational activities and support kids one-to-one, in small group settings, and in the full classroom.


  • Be 16 years or older.
  • Ability to interact with and assist people of varying backgrounds, cultures and identities, including race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, ability, gender, etc.
  • Experience and/or passion for working with kids.
  • Black, Indigenous, and people of color, multilingual speakers, all genders, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • Be self-directed and able to multitask.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Helpful demeanor and friendly.
  • Patience while working with young children.
  • Highly respectful of confidentiality.
  • Dependable and communicative if you cannot attend a shift.

Learn more:

  • Please contact Volunteer Services at or 651-280-2460 to express interest, or simply press the "I Want to Help" button.

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About Amherst H. Wilder Foundation


451 Lexington Parkway North, Saint Paul, MN 55104, US

Mission Statement

Wilder is a collective force for social good that works to see all people thrive. We champion stability and wellness through direct services, advocacy, and research.


The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation (Wilder) is a nonprofit community organization that creates lasting, positive change rooted in people through direct services, research and community building. We combine knowledge, compassion and action to improve lives today and for generations to come.

Wilder has been dedicated to improving people's lives and well-being for over a century. Over time, we've evolved and enhanced our services to meet the changing needs of our community. However, our unwavering commitment to creating positive outcomes for children, families and communities remains the same.

Wilder is a nonprofit health and human services organization that has served the greater Saint Paul, MN area since 1906. Wilder is not a grant-making foundation, but a public charity as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


911 Lafond AveSt. Paul, MN 55104



  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • Child Care
  • Child Development
  • People Skills




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Weekly role with morning or late afternoon options Monday-Friday for a 2-hour shift

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