Under the supervision of the Lead Toddler Associate, this position performs a variety of instructional and routine clerical duties designed to free Lead Associates from routine work related to the program; supervises the activities of toddler age children; performs related duties as required. This position will assist in providing optimum growth and development for the children.
O Assist Lead Associate in directing classroom activities.
O Assistwith maintaining control and order in the classroom
O Alwaysexhibits the values that Excell promotes.
O Preschool Associate performs the following tasks:
O Assist children with daily routines such as toileting, dressing, eating and sleeping
O Assist in the observance of the physical well-being of the children.
O Assist the Lead Associate with children and housekeeping duties as directed by the Lead Associate.
O Work closely with the Lead Associate and be prepared to assume the leadership role in the classroom in the absence of
the Lead Associate.
O Be creative in finding ways to teach and entertain the children.
O Remain active and alert at all times.
O Refer all inquiries about a child or family to the Lead Associate.
O Assist the Lead Associate in encouraging parent participation and support the parents in all of their activities.
O Hug and embrace the children often.
O Maintain control and observe conduct of children at all times.
O Keep room clean and orderly at all times
O Supervise the children at play, ensuring their safety at all times.
O Always check the playground for hazards, such as sticks, rocks, etc., everyday.
O Attend to sick children and those in need of first aid.
O Comfort children who are hurt or distressed.
O Assist the Lead Associate in recording keeping
O Be pleasant at all times, cooperating with other staff and directing children with
O Make every effort to further knowledge and education in the field for the education of young children.
O Attend yearly Bright from The Start and Excell training as required.
O Other duties as assigned
The minimum qualifications are:
O High school education
O Two years experience in the childcare field or equivalent education (2 year
O Excellent verbal and written communication skills
O Knowledge of children's games and craft activities
O Knowledge of simple record keeping and office procedures
O Knowledge of standard office equipment
These skills and talents are required to successfully accomplish the tasks above.
O Warm personality and an accepting attitude toward young children and parents.
O A keen desire to work with children.
O Sound literacy and numeracy skills.
O Be able to accept responsibility as well direction from the Lead Associate
O Ability to communicate effectively with others, demonstrating tact, diplomacy and sensitivity to their concerns
O Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with other Associates
O Ability to work with numerous interruptions and distractions
O Alert, observant, active and able to use judgement and initiative.
Ability to lift children and equipment
We believe in aggressively preparing our children for each level of development. We use developmentally appropriate practices while building self-esteem, self-help skills, and confidence in a nurturing and loving environment.
We believe that the classroom is a mini-society and that teaching should help children establish the skills and talents necessary to reach his/her fullest potential; while feeling loved and secure. Excell Preparatory Center provides various avenues for each child's future success in the larger, high-tech, international society. Our teaching reflects a high regard for each child's uniqueness, with respect and understanding of societal and cultural diversity. We provide a sensitive, caring, professionally trained staff, dedicated to working in partnership with parents and families.
-Our Faculty & Staff