Responsible for assisting and implementing quality care and education to children of students and the working public, both on an individual and group basis, in accordance with state, federal, and District regulations, policies, and procedures.
SCOPE AND NATURE:
Positions in this classification are responsible for assisting in the planning and implementing of a variety of activities for children ages 6 weeks-2.5 years, which requires knowledge of child development and programming. Work requires judgment and discretion to observe and evaluate children's progress and development, to adapt activities and methods to meet individual needs, and evaluate and respond appropriately to situations to ensure the well-being and safety of all children.
Specific positions in this classification may have special duties and qualifications of a similar scope and nature. Duties listed may also vary in terms of relative importance.
1. Assist with the planning and implementation of age appropriate curriculum to young children 6 weeks to 2.5 years of age to include emphasis in social/emotional skills, cognitive skills, artistic skills, fine and gross motor development, and language development.
2. Assist with the daily care of young children to include supervision and implementation of daily learning activities and assisting with the health, safety, and welfare of all children.
3. Prepare art supplies, games, bulletin boards, and other learning materials for children's usage and enjoyment.
4. Communicate with parents/guardians to share information about child's progress and needs as directed by the Senior Associate Early Childhood.
5. Observe children for possible signs of illness, abuse and/or developmental delays and report findings to Center Director.
6. Assist in the preparation of healthy snacks and special meals for children.
7. Assist with the preparation of child records and documentation including health information, attendance, progress, and evaluation as required by state licensing regulations and program policies.
8. Assist in maintaining the cleanliness and orderliness of the Center including proper storage and placement of materials and routine repair of equipment.
9. Perform a variety of routine clerical duties such as answering telephone, preparing materials, etc.
10. Attend monthly program staff meetings and training sessions.
11. Under general supervision, oversee classroom and daily activities when the Senior Associate, Early Childhood is out of the room or absent.