Teacher Assistants for Early Childhood and Head Start programs assist Lead Teachers in planning and implementing learning experiences that advance the intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development of children within a safe, healthy learning environment. They encourage the involvement of the families of the children of the program and support the development of relationships between children and their families.
Utilize appropriate language, interactions, and positive discipline.
Model positive behavior.
Assist in instructing and supervising children in classroom activities.
Implement age appropriate activities that support the Head Start standards, the NAEYC standards and the Creative Curriculum.
Implement and model family style eating during meal times.
Continuously monitor children to ensure safety at all times, and report child abuse and neglect when necessary.
Assess children on a regular basis.
Take pictures and maintain anecdotal notes, written observations, and other approved forms of documentation for each child.
Administer ESI-R screening, My Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum, Ages and Stages Questionnaire, Ages and Stages SE Questionnaire.
Utilize research library, research, plan, and develop age appropriate activities for lesson plans in conjunction with the Lead Teacher.
Assist the Lead Teacher in incorporating required activities into lesson plans that support children’s development.
Help Lead Teacher prepare activities that support lesson plans.
Mandatory Job Qualifications:
Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from an accredited college with a minimum of one year of experience. and Level 2 Infant Toddler Credential. Or 2 years of college, with 60 college credits, which 15 should be in ECE.
Internal Number: 04222019
About Mary Crane Center
For over 100 years, Mary Crane Center has been dedicated to the comprehensive early development of children and to supporting their families through a variety of services. Our goal is to provide quality education in a safe and diverse environment and to strengthen the bonds between children and their families. Throughout its history, Mary Crane Center has grown in order to meet the changing needs of the families we serve. Our dynamic teaching methods encourage each child to bring his or her individuality and experiences into the classroom. By identifying a child’s likes, dislikes, struggles, and strengths, teachers can enhance each child’s personal education and help them to develop the life skills they need to achieve his or her goals.