The Assistant Teacher assists in implementing the curriculum, working with parents, and assessing the needs of individual children under the guidance of the Lead Teacher.
To establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment
1.Assist in establishing and maintaining an environment for children which is clean, safe, stimulating and which is appropriate for each child's developmental level.
2.Assist Lead Teacher with the appearance, decor, and learning environment of the classroom.
3.Assume an equal share of the housekeeping responsibilities of the staff.
4.Promote healthy eating practices through participating in family style meals and implementing planned nutritional activities.
5.Meet and maintain licensing requirements for ratio.
To advance physical and intellectual competence
1.Interact with children in accordance with developmentally appropriate practices established by NAEYC guidelines.
2.Ability to manage classroom through positive redirection, problem solving, setting appropriate limits, and active listening.
3.Assist in implementing lesson plans that promote the development of each child.
To support social and emotional development and provide positive guidance
1.Treat each child, parent, family member, and coworker with dignity and respect.
2.Consider the individual child in relationship to his/her culture and socio-economic background.
3. Help each child to become aware of his role as an integral member of a group.
To establish positive and productive relationships with families
1.Communicate parent questions and concerns to Lead Teacher and or Director.
2.Communicate your concerns about a child's development to the Lead Teacher and or Director.
3.Make families feel welcome in the environment, greet parent and child at arrival and departure times.
4.Offer support to teaching team relaying observations.
To ensure a well-run, purposeful program responsive to participant needs
1. Maintain daily schedule as posted in the classroom.
2.Assist in implementation of daily, weekly, and monthly plans under the guidance of the Lead Teacher and Associate Teacher.
3.Assist in documentation of child's progress.
To maintain a commitment to professionalism
1.Upon hire, each employee must begin training to meet state requirements. This training must include first aid, communicable disease, and child abuse recognition and prevention, CPR as well as other child development topics as required by your director.
2.Attending all staff meetings, parent meetings, and other mandatory or required inservices.
3.Follow agency code of ethics.
4.Keep open communication with the Lead and Associate Teacher at all times.
5.Maintain professional attitude and loyalty to the program at all times.
6.Maintain confidentiality regarding staff, families, and children at all times.
7.Address concerns regarding program issues, (i.e. staffing, safety, program, operations) to the Director.
8.Relate to families in a positive and respectful manner.
Must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma, and have a strong desire to work with children. Must have a warm, nurturing, and friendly personality and be sensitive to the feelings and needs of others. Must be in tune with young children. She/he must have a mature attitude that allows her or him to communicate effectively, problem solve, and anticipate the needs of her/his co-workers.
A CDA or degree in early childhood education, as well as experience with infants, is preferred.
Full-Time employee benefits: Health, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability, 403b, PTO, personal days and extended illness bank.