High school diploma or equivalent, experience working with preschool children in a group setting. Must have received, be in the process of receiving, or be willing to receive some classroom training in the education and development of young children. Must relate well to children, have a warm and friendly personality, and be able to work in harmony with other staff members. Must fulfill responsibilities in accordance with the center’s guidelines, vision of Christian values and education.
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
- Assisting the teacher in planning and implementing the daily program in a manner consistent with a Christian philosophy of education and goals of the center, understanding that daily routines may include diaper-changing, toilet training, and include the following:
- Treating each child with dignity and respect.
- Recognizing and considering the individual needs of each child.
- Helping children learn to think creatively, to solve problems independently, and to respect themselves and others.
- Supervising the classroom, according to the plans of the teacher when the teacher is out of the room.
- Helping with meals and preparation of snacks.
- Assisting the teacher in other appropriate ways.
- Maintaining professional attitudes, behavior, and dress at all times while on duty. This includes using the proper channels to air problems and complaints.
- Participating in professional organizations that work for the improvement of early childhood education.
- Maintaining strict confidentiality regarding children and their families.
- Generally promoting a good rapport among staff members.
- Sharing with the teacher the responsibility of maintaining a clean room.
- Attending outside workshops when appropriate.
- Maintain adherence to all safety and security guidelines
- Follow all policies as outlined in the day care handbook