Provide a balance of open-ended exploration, teacher guided inquiry, structured activities, and sensory-based play; fostering children’s curiosity, engagement, reasoning, and problem-solving
Provide and maintain a safe, clean, nurturing environment in every classroom and parent room by establishing a tone that is comforting, strengths-based and supportive of every child’s and parent’s feelings.
Demonstrate respect for families’ values, strengths, and culture by welcoming their contributions and participation, encouraging children to talk about their families, and designing learning experiences accordingly.
Foster teacher-child and child-child communication intentionally by facilitating mutual sharing and authentic exchange of ideas, thoughts and feelings.
Support the goals of the curriculum by planning and establishing distinct and child-accessible learning centers and changing material intentionally.
Monitor children’s progress per the goals developed by parents, self, and other staff and specialists, including those in IFSP’s and IEP’s by observing and documenting children’s play, conversations, routines/schedules, and work samples and through conversations with families.
Demonstrate respect for others by sharing information objectively and non-judgmentally and adjusting verbal and written communication strategies for different audiences.
Support other staff if assigned and demonstrate effective support skills by the ability to provide directions, work as a part of a team, and assuring the completion of records, attendance reports, as required.
Use information about children obtained through home visits, parent-teacher conferences, and other parent-staff interactions by incorporating this data into daily routines and interactions with children.
Participate in staff training according to program staff training plan and policies.
Report any suspected injuries immediately.
Assist with the planning and use of community resources to enrich the learning environment of enrolled children.
Maintain and model punctuality in all interactions with children, parents, team members and community volunteers.
Interact positively with and provide choices to children during meal and nap times.
Oversee and assist with classroom cleanup and follow universal precautions daily.
Assist staff in safely exiting children from Center during fire drills and any hazardous situations.
Adhere to agency and program standards regarding children and families’ confidentiality and maintain appropriate professional boundaries.
Lift up to 35 pounds.
Minimum requirement: CDA for Preschool
Preference: Associates in Early Childhood Education
Must have demonstrated knowledge and skill in an infant-toddler setting such as licensed childcare or Early Head Start center preferred
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Availability to work between 7:00 am and 5:30pm
Parsons Child and Family Center - 14 months ago