Assistant Daycare Teacher

Claremore Children's Center

Claremore Children's Center

Administration, Operations · Part-time
Chelsea, OK, USA · Claremore, OK, USA
9 – 15 USD per hour
Posted on Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Provide quality care and supervision to children in a classroom setting. Work on a team-teaching basis, provide daily communication to parents and assist in the maintenance of the classroom environment.

Responsibilities:

Accountability

  1. Be responsible regarding work hours, staff meetings and absences from the Center (be prompt, call in event of absence, make substitute arrangements for known absences).
  2. Keep updated on important information (read daily room notes, check mailbox, read staff meeting notes, and follow through on information).
  3. Announce breaks/departures from room and gauge appropriate times for breaks.
  4. Punch in and out accurately.
  5. Complete paperwork accurately and on time (in-service forms, availability forms, etc.)
  6. Record bath rooming, snack, nap and other daily activities.

Working with Others

  1. Communicate openly with coworkers (e.g. share information, be willing to accept feedback).
  2. Maintain a sense of calm and perspective during stressful times in the classroom.
  3. Approach problems with coworkers in a positive, solution-oriented manner.
  4. Complete daily tasks with direction.
  5. Know when to ask for help or a break is needed.
  6. Share responsibility for children and the environment when in shared areas (gym, playground, etc.) or when otherwise combined with another room.
  7. Help out in other classrooms when needed.

Working with Children

  1. Physical caregiving includes napping, feeding, bathrooming, etc. Requires lifting children, equipment and/or supplies up to 40 pounds, getting down to child level, and sitting on the floor. Requires constant visual and auditory monitoring of children.
  2. Prepare bottles, snacks, and lunches for children as needed.
  3. Move around with children at their pace and be actively involved with children rather than just watching them.
  4. Encourage children to explore their environment.
  5. Participate in individual, small group, and large group activities with children (e.g. art, flannel board stories, reading, singing, water play, cooking).
  6. Know the difference between appropriate and inappropriate behaviors. Prevent, circumvent, and deal with problem behaviors appropriately and effectively.
  7. Help children make a smooth transition between home and Center (at arrival and departure).
  8. Respect each child as an individual (e.g. be sensitive to individual needs and routines; avoid discussing an individual child’s behavior with anyone in front of children; laugh with children, not at them).
  9. Promote children’s growth by engaging in activities in the following categories:

· Physical/Gross Motor – indoor and outdoor (e.g. swinging, hopping, bending, turning, movement games)

· Fine Motor (e.g. manipulatives, playdough, writing, drawing)

· Social (e.g. dramatic play, water, sand, blocks, positive group interactions)

· Emotional (e.g. help children identify feelings, promote dialogue)

· Cognitive (e.g. science, math, reading, games, understanding and thinking skills)

· Self-help (e.g. dressing, eating)

· Language Development – verbal and non-verbal (e.g. talking, singing, describing, questioning, listening, reading, storytelling, signing, facial expressions)

· Creative Arts (e.g. music, poetry, finger play, art drama)

Families

  1. Greet families (children and adults) and make an effort to know them and their names.
  2. Gather and share information with families at arrival and departure to help ensure a smooth transition between home and Center.
  3. Relay to other staff any important information gained from families.
  4. Relate information to families about their child’s day.
  5. Refer family information, questions, or concerns to the Lead Teacher or in-charge person when appropriate.

Health and Safety

  1. Supervise children, keeping them in sight and sound at all times. Conduct regular name checks so that all children are accounted for.
  2. Wash hands upon arrival to work in the classroom, before and after diaper changes/toileting, wiping noses, after cleaning/handling chemicals, before bottles/mealtimes, before and after applying a bandage, after assisting an ill child, before giving medications, etc.
  3. Know proper procedures for handling an emergency (accident, fire drill).
  4. Be alert to and help to prevent accidents (e.g. stop a child from injuring another child, respond to environmental safety concerns such as unsafe items at child reach, slippery floors, or broken toys/equipment). Help to maintain a clean and healthy environment (e.g. clean thoroughly after meals/snacks, help children and other staff to clean up as needed, remove mouthed toys from another child’s reach, wash and disinfect toys).
  5. Be aware of children’s health and physical condition when they arrive and throughout the day. Complete an accident report for any injuries a child arrives with and/or that occur during the day. Convey information about children’s health and/or injuries to other staff.
  6. Administer simple first aid (e.g. ice on bump, wash cut).