12 Child Development units
or AA Degree in Education or Child Development.
1 year experience in a licensed child care program required.
Bilingual preferred (Spanish)
Sincere desire to serve all families.
2. Ability to relate to and communicate with children and their parents.
3. Ability to communicate clearly, both written and verbally.
4. Knowledge of developmental stages relevant to age taught.
5. Willingness to participate in continuing education opportunities related to child development, child safety, and other relevant areas.
6. Knowledge of child abuse regulations.
7. Current CPR and first-aid training with certificate.
8. Must be available to work any shift during hours of operation, including weekends.
9. Take Mandated child abuse course
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Care and Development of Children:
1. Develop a responsive, accepting, and consistent relationship with preschoolers; support bonding between preschoolers and adults, including parent and caregivers.
2. Interact frequently with preschoolers; express respect for and affection toward them by smiling and speaking to the children throughout the day.
3. Treat all children equally.
4. Be responsive to each child with his/her own temperament and development level.
5. Modify expectations of behavior according to the developmental level of the child.
6. Maintain self-control at all times.
7. Encourage development of independent skills and choice in activities, while fostering trust and self control.
8. Use positive guidance techniques to redirect or correct behavior.
9. Use routine activities as opportunities for learning.
10. Will teach Spanish to preschool children ages 2-5.
1. Prepare weekly lesson plans with activities and experiences that are developmentally appropriate.
2. Maintain bulletin board on classroom door and walls.
3. Keep individual records of each child's progress throughout the school year.
4. Plan with and clarify expectations for any assistant who may be assigned to the class.
5. Follow school policy for maintaining proper hygiene in regards to children's hands, faces, or toileting, eating, and sanitizing of toys.
6. Be responsible for classrooms, supplies, and equipment. Report items needing repair or replacement and submit requests for additional equipment to the director.
7. Cooperate with teachers who share the room.
8. Rotate classroom materials weekly.
1. Communicate with parents frequently about their child's progress, especially at drop-off and pick-up times.
2. Inform parents of any health concerns such as runny noses, irritability, or unusual behavior.
3. Encourage parent involvement, inform them of opportunities for participation.
4. Work with parents in individual and group conferences.
5. Complete an Assessment for each child in the class prior to parent conferences; then place the Assessment in the child's file after the conference.
1. Abide by practices and procedures for dealing positively with young children.
2. Share ideas and materials freely with other staff to continually improve the knowledge and abilities of all staff.
3. Report any suspected cases of child abuse to the director.
4. Present a positive attitude in dealing with children and parents at all times. Do not allow personal problems to interfere with the level of care you provide the children.
5. Arrive at work 10 minutes before scheduled time.