Signing Bonus of $500 Summary/Objective: Under the supervision of the Assistant Center Manager, this position assists in providing the students with a learning and recreational environment on sound developmentally appropriate practices, adheres to health, safety, and nutritional procedures, and encourages inclusive parent and volunteer involvement. Essential Functions: Developmentally Appropriate Practice: • Responsible for the implementation of a daily program which provides quality teacher and child-initiated activities in both large and small group, indoor and outdoor play, and timely and predictable transitions.• Responsible for the classroom management and instruction of the students during the hours of before and aftercare programming.• Completes Daily Attendance record at the beginning of each day and maintaining accurate attendance at ALL TIMES, by updating as children arrive and leave.• Contacts parents of absent child on first day of absence with a referral regarding additional assistance if contact is not made by day two of the absence. • Provides opportunities for creative self-expression through the use of art, music, movement, and dramatic play.• Supports the social and emotional development of each child by building trust, fostering independence, encouraging self-confidence, and supporting positive adult and peer relationships.• Encourages positive guidance by setting clear, consistent limits, and having realistic expectations. • Supports the home language, culture, and family composition of each child through the creation of a cultural and linguistically appropriate classroom. • Responsible for setting up, taking down equipment and cleaning play areas.• Makes timely requisitions for health, safety, and classroom supplies. Health, Safety, and Nutritional Procedure • Practices and models the Agency’s sanitation and hygiene procedures which include but are not limited to: hand washing, the cleaning and disinfecting of toys and furniture, and providing children with space to place personal belongings.• Complies with the Agency’s policies regarding blood borne pathogens to adequately protect children and staff.• Follows the Agency’s approved policies regarding temporary health exclusion and physician notification of diagnosis.• Practices the Agency’s approved policies regarding medication administration and storage.• Models sound dental hygienic practices by providing daily opportunities for children to brush their teeth in a hygienic and supervised environment.
Provides an indoor and outdoor environment that is supervised in accordance with Child Care Administration standards and is free of environmental and physical hazards. Complies with the Agency’s approved Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting policy. Responds to emergency situations by implementing the Agency’s outlined procedures. Implements the Agency’s approved Food Policy. Assists in the nutritional aspects of the program by assisting children with “family style” meals, sitting with children during designated meal times, and appropriately scheduling meals into the daily schedule. Serves all food that is on the planned menu in accordance with the Agency and Maryland State Department of Education nutritional guidelines. Serves Agency purchased food replacements for children with specific and physician documented dietary needs. Parent and Volunteer Involvement: Invites parents to become an integral part of the program. Assists parents with transitioning their child from one Early Childhood Education classroom or from the Head Start to kindergarten. Communicates in a professional and respectful manner with parents and guardians.Job RequirementsGeneral Responsibilities: Demonstrates a positive role model for others by maintaining the highest level of professional and ethical behavior throughout interactions with both internal and external customers. Attends work regularly per assigned work schedule and in accordance with Agency policy. Attends and participates with in-service training, staff meetings and other activities to facilitate professional development which includes but not limited all required core of knowledge workshops and/or educational courses, and professional activity units to meet the Maryland Office of Child Care requirements for the Maryland Child Care Credential of level 3 or higher. Complies with all Early Childhood Education Performance Standards and Maryland State Department of Education Accreditation Standards. Works cooperatively with others including all staff, supervisors, administrators, co-workers, community professionals, clients, vendors and the public. Follows instructions and abides by Agency policies and procedures. Assumes other duties, responsibilities and special projects as assigned. Uses technology for the completion of specified job duties. Secondary Functions: Works cooperatively and effectively with Agency volunteers maximizing the volunteers’ experience while meeting the needs of the programs.