Good interpersonal skills
Good communication skills
Good organizational skills
supervising young children including kindness, patience and good discipline
Basic math and technology
Personal qualities: Dependable attendance, courtesy and tact,
especially in early childhood education, CDA or BA.
Able to receive clearance
from FIA and Michigan State Police.
1. Refer to the
Staff manual for safety, health and program requirements that all staff members
are responsible for daily.
2. Prepare daily
plans (one day in advance) and post daily when you arrive.
initiative to share responsibilities for prep duties and cleaning with staff
members. Maintain a monthly chart for
implement large and small group activities and field trips that are
developmentally appropriate and based on High/Scope key experiences.
of current curriculum licensing guidelines and Saline Area School kindergarten
social/emotional, physical and cognitive skill level.
developmentally appropriate classroom management techniques that conform to those found in the staff
manual and handbook.
ability to be a “self-starter” by initiating new and creative elements to the
teachers and teaching assistants to carry out daily plans.
Interact in a
professional way with student teachers, staff, children and parents.
plans for scheduled absences and develop back-up plans for unexpected absences.
relationships with families, arrive promptly and greet children and parents by
name at arrival and departure time.
Read the parent
handbook and be ready to help parents understand policy and procedures.
Ask parents for
input on their child’s individual needs when implementing the curriculum.
concerns and inform the appropriate staff person (primary teacher or director)
of any concerns or requests.
transitions from home to school and school to home for parents and children.
including medication, accident reports, attendance and emergency file
information. Update child record file as
evaluate student’s developmental growth and needs.
children to parents’ custody following center and licensing guidelines to
communication with parents with a parent message board and newsletter.
Plan for and
attend special family events.
parents as needed and communicate with parents on a regular basis.
Know the emergency
procedures for illness, accidents, fire and tornado.
Have regular fire
drills, a tornado drill and include safety as a program goal.
play space and team with staff to supervise particular areas or children.
participate in all activities with the children by sitting with them at eye
level, joining them at snack and during play and outdoor time.
dangerous situation arises (inappropriate use of equipment, aggressive
discipline techniques to promote an atmosphere that is nurturing and safe.
Call parent if
child becomes sick at school and inform the Director. Remove child from the room if he or she might
Inform parent of
any unusual behavior, illness or accident the day of occurrence.
injuries to the parents and serious injuries to the Director.
malfunctioning equipment to the Director.
parental concern to the Director.
Help to train
student teachers (childcare students) about procedures and policy and evaluate
Know and follow
the procedures and policies in the staff manual.
Team with staff
to coordinate teaching responsibilities and cleaning schedules
with the Director and other staff members to evaluate program, parent, student
and staff needs.
health, safety or other program concern you observe to the Director.
Be available for
staff meetings and training.