Classroom Support

US-KS-Wichita

Child Start, Inc.

Req #: 1317
Type: Regular Part-Time
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				Overview:

Support providing a warm, safe, constructive and non-threatening environment with age-appropriate activities for Head Start 0-5 children.  Assist the teacher with necessary classroom record-keeping tasks.

Assist with food service as assigned.

Responsibilities:

* Supports staff during staff breaks and in the absence of the classroom teacher.
* Observes children upon arrival; reports any unusual circumstances (bruises, inappropriate dress, signs of illness, etc.) and document in writing to EC Manager.
* Helps prepare classroom materials for scheduled activities.
* Support screenings that are completed in first 45 days and as scheduled in developmental, speech and behavior. 
* Support infants feeding on demand with food/bottles. Holds infants while feeding.
* Take lead to set up for meals, snacks. Supervise lunches, snacks and breakfasts. Assist with clean up following meals. Eat with children in a family-style setting if age appropriate.
* Assist with children's attendance & completes CACFP paperwork.
* Inventories food and requests supplies as needed. 
* Complete Summer food services for children.
* Assists with fluoride administration and record which children have received fluoride.
* Follows CACFP, KDHE licensing standard and Head Start Performance Standards at all times.
* Support and encourage families to be actively involved in the program and assist them in finding ways to volunteer.
* Supports coordination of progress of each child to share with parents and assist with developing an individual plan together for their child.
* Supports home visits and/or school conferences.

Qualifications:

REQUIRES:

* High School Diploma or equivalent, willing to begin an education plan towards a CDA credential or an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education.
* The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds for various classroom and event needs or put a child on a changing table.

PREFER:

* Child Development Associate (CDA) or Assocaites Degree in Early Childhood Education.
			
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