• Able to physically supervise young children & immediately respond to emergency situations; able to visually observe children in their environment, protecting them & preventing harm to them.• Ability to communicate with young children & their parents• Agile enough to move quickly, bend frequently, get up and down from the floor and small chairs frequently, carry and lift children weighing between 15-50 # (depending on age group), willing to sit on floor with children & to take children on walks. • Must not present a risk of transmission of reportable communicable diseases as verified by a professional health care provider.
1.) Assist teacher in implementation of program plan to advance the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual competence of the children. This includes:Providing environment of acceptance in which children can grow toward a sense of positive identity.Accurately observing, recording, and reporting individual and group behaviors.Planning and carrying out daily activities for a group of children.Preparation of educational materials required to implement the daily program.Provide sanitary and social meal/snack times.
2.) Purchase food and supplies needed for program and department. Arrange for pickup of daily lunches.Purchase food, classroom supplies & other materials for program. Purchase additional items for department as necessary.
3.) Participate in maintaining positive communications with program families and program planning. Maintain communications with families via email, letters home, or posted program updates or notices.Contribute to monthly newsletter, edit and distribute to families.Plan, schedule and arrange travel for class field trips.
4.) Participate in establishing and maintaining an attractive, safe, healthy learning environment.
5.) Direct part-time student staff and substitute staff in the care of children and provision of activities.
6.) Participate in staff development opportunities.
7.) Other duties as assigned