Assists the teacher with the preparation of materials and upkeep of the classroom, daily activities, supervision of children, daily growth and development of the children and center-closing activities each evening.
Integral part of Child Development Center (CDC) team which supports Virtua employees by caring for their dependents, enabling them to have peace of mind in their day to day duties.
• Teaching - Supervises children, indoors and outdoors, providing positive discipline techniques according to NAEYC standards. Participates in all developmentally appropriate activities with children.
•Demonstrates knowledge of growth and development of the specific age group of children she/he works with through developmentally appropriate language, activities and approach in accordance with NAEYC standards.
• Relationships - Ensures open, positive and effective communication with classroom teacher, administration, staff members, parents and all Virtua clientele while maintaining confidentiality.
• Assists in cleanliness and upkeep of classroom, playground and center.
• Planning - Assists in preparation and follow through on materials for age-appropriate activities that emphasize hands-on learning.
Position Qualifications Required / Experience Required:
Two or more years of formal experience in child care setting is required.
The ideal candidate is optimistic and displays a can-do attitude and is a team player.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated the ability to establish effective relationships with parents, children and co-workers, maintain high teaching standards and believe that the care they provide is invaluable.
High school diploma is required.
Currently enrolled or willing to complete ECE units at a local college within one year of employment required.
Meets minimum preparation and experience required by state licensing for fully qualified Teacher Assistant and maintains credentials for the position.
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