Provide direct care and supervision to children on a daily basis
Assist with the implementation of a daily activity schedule for each child in your care which has been planned by a primary teacher. Activity schedule is individualized to reflect each child’s interests and developmental needs.
Ensure that all classroom and playground equipment is maintained and in good repair by reporting any concerns or insights to leadership
Comply with childcare licensing regulations, standards of care and NAEYC Accreditation criteria.
Complete all required training classes (10 hours annually) in order to meet and maintain licensing standards as a child care teacher
All staff must attend all monthly staff meetings and Professional Development Days (2 per year)
Administer first aid as appropriate or as needed
Defining Part Time and Flexible Scheduling
The employee will fulfill obligations on an “as needed” basis. Therefore:
The employee will have a schedule prepared each week for the following week and shifts may vary from day to day.
The employee is not guaranteed a shift each day.
As an on call employee the employee can decline a schedule once it is given
If the employee has accepted a schedule and is unable to attend they must follow our call out policy (see Staff Handbook)
Education & Experience:
Minimum of a high school diploma required for this position
Minimum of one year experience in the direct care of young children (birth-5 years)
Essential Skills & Qualification:
Has a clear understanding of cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development patterns of children from birth to 5 years of age
Has a clear understanding of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) as it relates to the interactions with children and their expected behaviors
Demonstrates the maturity and good judgement needed in emergency situations
Can physically meet the demands of caring for young children by demonstrating the ability to complete the following care tasks:
Supervise, by sight and sound all in children in your care at all times
Routinely play on floor or at small tables as well as outside, in and around various play equipment, with infants and young children
Lift an infant or young child (up to 40lbs) to a changing table or other adult level surface in order to change diapers and/or clothing or provide first aid and comfort. Candidate will need to do this repeatedly throughout the day.
Supervise and assist children who are potty training or needing to use the bathroom
Use appropriate fine motor skills to assist children with completing a puzzle or game, turning a page in a book, and various other activities that require the full dexterity of an adult’s fingers and hands
Verbally respond to a child or adult when called to from a distance up to 30 feet
Use proper enunciation when speaking in order to teach infants and young children to correctly speak and understand the English language
Druid Hills Child Development Center not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
About Druid Hills Child Development Center
Druid Hills Child Development Center (DHCDC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit,
NAEYC-accredited early childhood education center located in Midtown Atlanta. We are committed to
meeting the needs of professional, intown families with a program that delivers quality at the highest,
3-star rating available from the Georgia Quality Rated child care program. DHCDC employs 40 full-time
teachers plus additional staff that support 125 students from birth to age 8. Our mission is to support the
development of children socially, emotionally, and cognitively. We partner with families to create a
foundation for a child’s future success. Founded in 1969, DHCDC is governed by a Board of Directors
comprised of both parents and non-parents.