Preschool Program Assistant

The hours for this position vary based on the needs of the center.
  • Qualifications:
    1. A high school diploma or a general educational development certificate and 30 credit hours from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field.
    2. A high school diploma or a general educational development certificate, including 600 or more hours of secondary training described in § 3270.31(c) (relating to age and training).
    3. A high school diploma or a general educational development certificate, 15 credit hours from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field and 1 year of experience with children.
    4. A high school diploma or a general education development certificate and completion of a post-secondary training curriculum described in § 3270.31(c).
    5. A high school diploma or a general educational development certificate and 2 years experience with children.
  • Key Responsibilities:
    1. To interact, initiate and encourage the children in the activities during the day.
    2. To help the children control behavior using a positive, appropriate approach; making sure that the techniques are consistent.
    3. To provide nurturing, but to help the children become independent.
    4. To promote integral learning during meal times; to help the children learn appropriate social skills.
    5. To maintain good communication with parents and to make each parent feel at ease at the center.
    6. To assist the teacher in planning activities for the group and to offer suggestions and information about the children.
    7. To develop a cooperative and supportive attitude within the classroom.
    8. To assist the teacher in record keeping by passing on observations regarding the children's health, behavior and development.
    9. To attend monthly staff meetings and weekly lunch discussions.
    10. To aid the teacher in the maintenance of the classroom as a clean, organized and interesting place for the children to spend time.
  • Reporting Relationships:
    1. Reports to the head teacher in regards to all happenings within the classroom (curriculum, daily sheets etc. . .)
    2. Reports to the director in matters of school related inquiries.
  • Limits of Authority:
    1. May take action without informing: When conducting a program as planned.
    2. May take action but must inform: Any unusual incidents or accidents if head teacher is absent; when disciplining a child (please refer to discipline policy); when discussing a child with a parent.
    3. Must have prior permission to: Change planned activities; change of work hours; setting up meetings with parents; express a viewpoint contrary to the Lead Teacher's viewpoint.
  • Requirements:
    1. Associate's Degree preferred; however, may substitute for 2 years experience in working with children.
    2. Ability to relate joyfully and sensitively to children.
    3. Evidence of enough security and judgment to handle a crisis situation.
    4. Evidence of emotional maturity and stability.
    5. Sensitivity to children's individual needs.
    6. Ability to use appropriate and positive discipline.
    7. Dependability
    8. Flexibility
  • Must Provide the following documents prior to commencing employment:
    1. Health Assessment/ TB Test
    2. PA DHS Child Abuse Clearance
    3. PA State Police Clearance
    4. FBI Fingerprint Clearance
    5. Proof of Education/ copy of diploma/copy of transcripts
    6. Two Reference letters
    7. Mandated Reporter Online training
  • Time Commitment:
  • 8-10 Hours per day depending on scheduling and Center's needs.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer
  • Creative Kids Club is an equal opportunity early childhood education center and private academic school. Admissions, provision of services, and referrals of clients shall be made without regard to race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin, age, or sex.