Collaborate with team to plan, implement and communicate age appropriate activities which facilitate the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of assigned children. Provide responsive, developmentally appropriate care for guiding children's behavior and engagement, such as inquiry, redirection, verbalizing feelings, encouraging problem solving; and setting consistent limits to help children develop inner control. Maintains and demonstrates high-level knowledge of child development and evidence based practice.
·Communication and Reporting
Work with team to complete clear documentation and written reports that facilitate communication with parents, co-workers and regulatory agents including daily reports, lesson plans, newsletters and professional development plans. Use a variety of communication strategies to support constructive relationships by being accessible, approachable and engaged.
·Assessment and Progress Reporting
Assess each child's development using progress reports, screening instruments, direct observation, information from families and other stake holders. Collaborate and communicate assessment information with the classroom team. Link assessment information with success oriented growth opportunities in all developmental domains.
Participate in improving organizational performance through recommending areas or approaches for improvement activities, performing new procedures, collecting data and providing input to department discussions. Work with the classroom lead to maintain budget targets by recommending purchases, staffing structures, and process efficiencies
·Regulatory and Accreditation Compliance
Maintain knowledge of and compliance with NAEYC code of ethics. Maintain knowledge of and compliance with city and state regulations and accreditation requirements governing early education and care programs.
Provide non-judgmental support for parents. Respond quickly to parent requests and concerns.
Skills & Competencies
Ability and motivation to promote continuing improvement and education
Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself
·Physical Stamina - Moderate
Possess physical stamina sufficient to perform moderate lifting, frequent stooping, and extensive standing/walking
Pursuing work with little supervision or assistance; directing one's own efforts. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Excellent verbal, written and/or interpersonal communication skills
·High School Graduate OR equivalent
·Certificates of recognizing child abuse and recognition of common childhood diseases AND First Aid Certification within 6 months of hire Preferred: