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Early Childhood Teaching Assistant

Company: Learning Tree Academy
Location: Middletown
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Position Overview: This position requires an increasing awareness and knowledge of children's growth and development. An assistant teacher must plan, develop, and implement daily curriculum activities within specific guidelines and parameters of the program. They must track students' progress using Teaching Strategies GOLD and maintain documentation in the children's online portfolio. They must oversee any interns under their specified supervision. General Duties and Responsibilities: l . Follow all policies and procedures of LTA, DELACARE Rules and Regulations and Delaware STARS. 2. Know and support the objectives of the program as a whole including classroom and individual student goals. 3. BE ACTIVE AT ALL TIMES. Interact with the children during all activities. Smile, laugh, and talk with them demonstrating an interest in them and their activities. 4. Respect your co-workers and BE ON TIME. Be in your assigned classroom and prepared to begin work at your scheduled time. 5. All time off requests must be submitted through HR online for approval or denial by HR Administration. 6. All call outs must be received at least one hour prior to your scheduled time to work. You must speak to an administrator, no voicemails or text messages. 7. Display a happy, pleasant, and professional attitude towards parents, children and fellow staff members. Greet each parent and child at the beginning and the end of the day. Introduce yourself to any parents, staff, or visitors you do not know. 8. When speaking with children use a positive approach i.e. we walk inside, feet on the floor, inside voices, etc. Avoid saying no as much as possible. 9. Dress respectful and professional as outlined in the LTA dress code. Failure to follow the LTA dress code is grounds for termination. 10. Take initiative in providing and maintaining an environment in which children can have a safe, clean, and successful experience at school. I l . Monitor all equipment both indoors and out to ensure it is safe for children's play. Children's activities must be supervised at all times to prevent injuries. 12. Immediately inform administration of any concerns with a child, family, or other staff member. 13. Release children only to authorized persons. If in doubt please check with Administration prior to release of child. 14. Wash hands immediately upon entering any classroom, after toileting and before and after eating. 15. Attend and participate in all monthly staff meetings. 16. Complete all required continuing education courses per licensing year. For Full Time employees, 18 credit hours required and must cover a minimum of three CORE areas unless documented in the annual professional development plan by the administrator OR if staff member is applying credits for successfully completing a regionally accredited college or university course, OR when the training is six or more clock hours in length. For Part Time employees, 9 credit hours must be completed. To receive credit, transcripts for college courses must be submitted to administration and transcripts through DIEEC website printed for file. 17. Must be able to routinely lift children up to 40 pounds, bend, squat, stand, and sit for extended periods of time. If accommodations are needed to fulfill this requirement please notify administration immediately. 18. Complete any additional requests that are reasonable and ethical requested by Administration. Specific Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Maintain a collaborative working relationship with each family and child 2. Assist teacher in developing, planning, and implementing the daily curriculum. Be sure all materials are prepared on Friday for the upcoming week and are available for any substitute who may cover the classroom at any time. 3. Maintain and neat, clean, and organized classroom whereby anyone could find what they need when walking into the classroom. 4. Keep ongoing portfolios of each student through Teaching Strategies GOLD. Documentation of each students should be input on a weekly basis. All records are to be kept confidential. 5. Prepare required documents as needed: incident reports, daily reports, and sick reports. 6. Work cooperatively with any specialist contracted to work with specific children in your classroom. Follow all academic and/or behavioral plans. 7. Be Creative Create new ideas and strategies in the classroom to make it educational and enjoyable. 8. Display children's work throughout the room in an orderly and neat manner. Displays are to be at the children's eye level, frames with a border and given a title. Keep all displays current and fresh Nothing on display should be faded. 9. Create hall bulletin board displays following the bulletin board guidelines. 10. Assist teacher in preparing for parent/tcacher conferences (November and June). I l . Complete personal evaluations. 12. Review and practice all emergency drills as outlines in the Emergency Management Plan 13. Complete all forms for administration in the requested time frame. 14. Utilize a variety of means of communication to provide information to parents of day to day happenings in your classroom. 15. Take attendance at scheduled times throughout the day. 16. Assist in facilitating and implementing classroom patties as outlined by management. Qualifications: Minimum age of eighteen (18) years High school diploma or its equivalent Minimum completion of 60 clock hours of Delaware First "Early Care and Education I" or six (6) college credits in early childhood education and child development Minimum of six (6) months experience in a group setting Meet all other requirements listed in hiring criteria Complete all STARS requirements including: Yearly Core-Self Evaluations, Yearly Professional Development Plan, all STARS required trainings. Company Description Learning Tree Academy (LTA), an early childhood education facility, is a privately owned and operated independent school. Tony and Cassie Martina, husband and wife, opened the center back in June of 2003. This has always been a dream of Cassie---s to open a center that is focused on providing families with the highest quality of education along with the feeling of being one BIG family. Learning Tree Academy serves children from the age of six weeks to the age of twelve years old. Children are provided with engaging activities which offer a variety of hands on experiences geared to meet diverse learning styles of each individual. The teachers strive to provide each child with age appropriate exploration and student led activities. In addition, LTA uses a positive role model approach in a creative environment. Parents are of primary importance in their children---s development and at LTA we are partners in their children---s lives. There are many different ways that LTA encourages family involvement throughout your child---s educational journey. This environment provides children and families a safe, secure, and inviting place to participate in meaningful interactions with their peers and teachers.

Keywords: Learning Tree Academy, Wilmington , Early Childhood Teaching Assistant, Other , Middletown, Delaware

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