Christopher House is a catalyst for strengthening and empowering low-income children and their families. Our integrated web of support services helps build thriving families by equipping them with the tools they need to become self-sufficient and progress in their social, emotional, educational and economic development. We place a high value on program excellence. Our programs are dynamic and innovative and we lead the field in having measurable outcomes that we reach and exceed. Each employee plays an important role in creating an environment where children and families feel safe, valued and respected. Our culture encourages personal growth. This helps children and families become happy and healthy, and communities to become stronger.
Responsibilities: Assists the Teacher will curriculum and developmental issues. Assist in writing and implementing teaching plans. Participate with the classroom education team in implementing Christopher House objectives. Participate in the introduction of and teaching of developmental skills, including concepts of numbers, shapes, colors, textures, music, etc., thus providing growth and learning opportunities. Participate in planning field trips and other activities. Attend consultations with Christopher House staff to determine treatment and/or educational plans for individual students. Ensure a safe, healthy and clean environment for the children. Share responsibility for classroom maintenance and orderliness. Assume responsibility for classroom supplies and equipment. Assists the Teacher in ensuring that the ECDS program is in compliance with HS, State Pre-K and Child Care contractual mandates as it relates to child assessment. Assists the Teacher with the National Reporting System, Creative Curriculum, Portfolio, ESI-R Screenings, Ages and Stages Social and Emotional Questionnaire and Parent Teacher Conferences. Assist the Teacher in planning and conducting parent-teacher conferences and home visits twice a year. Assists Program Director, ECDS, Site Director, Pre-K Master Teacher and supervising Teacher in the ongoing process of assuring the highest quality programming and best practices as well as NAEYC Accreditation and re-accreditation processes occurs at site level.
Qualifications: One year of experience (full-time) in a preschool classroom, preferably in a HS or governmentally funded child care program. Bi-lingual skills in a variety of languages is a plus.
Education: Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development, with a minimum of six semester or nine quarter hours in courses related directly to childcare and/or child development, from birth to age six.