SPEC is an established preschool program that has served the highland community for 70 years. We are in search of a dependable, self-motivated person who has random availability. We care for children ages 2- 5 years old. We are closed for holidays similar to JCPS. Our staff is caring and take early childhood education very seriously. This position will require hands on play and guidance. Early childhood experience is a must. Must be at least 18 and pass a background check.
About Strathmoor Preschool Education Center
We have learning centers for hands-on activities that help children discover new things. Centers include art, books, various blocks, dramatic play and home living, manipulatives and puzzles, music, sand and water, science and nature, and large motor skill development on the playground or in the gymnasium. We have educational activities that help children learn the alphabet and sounds of the letters , pre-reading skills, early concrete and abstract mathematical concepts, pre-writing and beginning handwriting, social studies and geography, the days of the week, the months of the year, and the seasons. Social skills are developed through sharing, being kind to one another, taking turns, thinking, reasoning, and problem solving. Our classrooms have lots of bustle and noise. Children are talking, playing, and exploring. We create an environment and plan experiences in tune with young children's characteristics. Through direct interactive experiences, play, and exploration teachers help children to make new discoveries.
Assist lead teacher with children and small group activities.
Assist children with proper hygiene and cleanliness.
Float as needed through the preschool.
Assist with children's lunches brought from home, snack time, and nap time.
Provide hands on play experiences with the children, ensuring their safety and assisting children with social/emotional support and guidance.
Ensure covid-19 cleaning procedures are followed throughout the day.
High school diploma. Must be 18 or over and be able to pass a background check. Random drug/alcohol testing may occur. Availability for a school year schedule. We will provide CPR/First Aide training as well as paid professional development opportunities. TB test required.
Experience with young children and or early childhood experience.
College degree or some college.
Child Development Associate.
Early childhood degree or some classes in early childhood.
Paid time off after probabtionary period.
Paid Professional Development.
Kentucky Child Care Benefits paid through the state for employees employed at least 20 hours per week, here or in combination with a second job. These benefits are provided by the state of Kentucky and must be applied for immediately if needed.