• Time Category: Full Time
  • Entry Wage: 12.64
  • Job Location: Houston, PA
  • Reports to: Specialist

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION:

  • Associate Degree from an accredited college or university. Early Childhood Education degree preferred.
  • Child Development Associate (CDA) credential (minimum).

 WORK WEEK:

  • Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM

 BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

  • Regular and reliable attendance is essential.
  • Assist the Teacher in planning and developing daily lesson plans as well as individual lesson plans that meet the needs of all children.
  • Help plan and promote a flexible child oriented classroom.
  • Assist the Teacher in documenting progress reports and daily observations of children through the use of the Creative Curriculum.
  • Assist children in helping with the preparation for breakfast and the serving of lunch.
  • Assist in the preparation of the arrival and departure of the children.
  • Foster the development of good manners, eating habits, health and personal hygiene.
  • Be aware of proper safety practices and procedures and ensure a safe environment.
  • Assist the Teacher in small and large group activities.
  • Assist the Teacher in sanitizing classroom items regularly.
  • Assist the Teacher in scheduling times each day for greeting children, free play, gross motor play, cleaning up between activities, transitioning between activities, etc.
  • Follow designated curriculum (i.e., Creative Curriculum and others).
  • Actively interact with children during scheduled activities.
  • Encourage parent involvement in the program.
  • Assist the Teacher in preparing for and completing parent/teacher conferences.
  • Assist in the submission of child outcomes and observations as required (e.g., completion of data input of children’s developmental information into cc.net).
  • Utilize developmentally appropriate learning materials.
  • Assist the Teacher in the completion of the required environmental and developmental screenings/assessments.
  • Assist the Teacher with facilitation of appropriate transition activities including parents, school district personnel, etc.
  • Comply with all PA Pre-K Grant requirements for continued education, including CDA renewal when applicable.
  • Attend all scheduled trainings and meetings (out-of-town travel may be required).
  • Promote community awareness of the Pre-K Program and assist in the recruitment of eligible children.
  • Assist the Teacher in maintaining, ordering and inventorying current classroom supplies, materials and equipment on an on-going basis.
  • Assist the Teacher with providing information to families on community events, parent education classes and other items of importance.
  • Assist the Teacher in the promotion of children’s physical and nutritional health and well-being.

 


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Blueprints
Attn: HR Generalist/Recruiter
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