Provide care for children at the Little Sprouts Early Learning Center, including grooming, feeding, changing diapers, and cleaning rooms and toys. Assist staff with creating lessons plans in accordance with curriculum objectives; develop and encourage age-appropriate learning and socialization to ensure children learn basic skills and concepts. Help maintain a safe and healthy workplace in keeping with program goals and philosophy. Monitor children during outdoor and indoor activities for safety, health, behavioral and emotional issues. Work with teachers and parents to help children progress towards educational and behavioral goals. Keep all appropriate records such as attendance and time sheets. Coordinate art, music, games, and other activities. Promote positive behavior and provide guidance or approved discipline, as needed. Assist with agency events. Must have patience and be able to lift and carry children, as well as exceptional communication, teaching and interpersonal skills. Understanding of childhood development, experience and High School Diploma or equivalent required; Child Development Associates Certificate preferred. Competitive salary, health benefits, 401K plan, and limited on-site childcare available.
Send resume and cover letter to Deborah Berry-Toon, Executive Director, Project Self-Sufficiency, 127 Mill Street, Newton, NJ 07860; or fax to 973-940-3501; or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.