Center Assistant - Edgewood


This position assists both the teacher and the teacher s assistant in the implementation of program activities, including the daily routine tasks that establish the basic foundation for a healthy and safe environment for all Head Start children. They will work with parents and teachers to ensure that all children are provided learning opportunities in preparation for school readiness.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Work with HS Director, Coordinators and staff to insure the adherence of Head Start Performance Standards and Child Care Administration regulations
  • Assist teacher in providing many opportunities for children to learn new skills
  • Help each child to develop a positive self-concept and build ethnic pride
  • Is actively involved with the children, both indoors and outdoors
  • Apply positive discipline techniques, following the teacher s lead
  • Assist children who are not potty-trained as needed
  • Clean classroom and restrooms after children have left for the day. Maintain record of cleaning activities
  • Assist teachers in keeping the center an attractive and inviting environment for children and parents (upkeep of bulletin boards, classroom displays, etc.)
  • Assist teaching staff in sorting and filing of classroom paperwork.
  • Substitute for cook, bus monitor as needed and approved by Supervisor
  • Participate in periodic Center emergency drills
  • Attend meetings and trainings as required
  • Report problems and concerns to Center Director
  • Perform all other duties as designated by the Center Director and/or Head Start Director

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