Job SummaryReady to Learn Providence (R2LP) improves the educational and health outcomes of young children in Rhode Island through professional development, community engagement, research and direct service. We partner with families, educators and policymakers to promote best practices in early childhood education and healthy development in pursuit of the vision that all young children will be healthy and ready to learn.ResponsibilitiesAssist the Lead Teacher in providing a positive and nurturing relationship with children. Contribute to the implementation of the daily curriculum.Assist the Lead Teacher in maintaining an environment for children which is clean, safe, stimulating and appropriate for each child's developmental level.Provide appropriate management classroom management techniques through positive redirection, problem-solving, setting appropriate limits, and active listening. Set up daily activities as agreed upon with the Lead Teacher.Assist in implementing Early Literacy Kit activities that promote the language and literacy development of the child.Assist children through "routine" times: snack, toilet and hand washing, getting ready for outside time, clean up of materials, departure, etc. .Assist in relating to families in a positive and respectful manner; particularly at arrival and departure times. Communicate family questions and concerns to the Lead Teacher. Maintain the confidentiality of all family/child information.Maintain a positive job attitude including positive team behavior (e.g., willing to pitch in, problem solving attitude, positive communication style, etc.).Additional FunctionsRespect and maintain confidentiality, parameters of operation, professional protocols, and individual privacy.Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor or supervisor's designee.
High School Diploma, CDA or 12-college credits preferred;Experience working with young children.Able to perform all job duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities.
At the University's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the University, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.
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