Child Care Teacher

    GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Plan and carry out a daily program designed to meet the physical and developmental needs of a group of children. This person must be able to effectively supervise other staff assisting in the classroom, be sensitive to the needs of individual children and relate well to both the children and adults.

    √ Implement the daily program of appropriate developmental experiences for a classroom group of children
    √ Provide care and protection for assigned children
    √ Maintain a physical environment conducive to children’s growth and development and arrange to promote optimal program functioning.
    √ Consider and provide for the needs of the individual in relationship to their cultural and socioeconomic background, emotional or physical handicaps and individual style and pace of learning.
    √ Respect the dignity and basic rights of each child
    √ Help children learn to adapt to and cope with real-life situations; to develop appropriate habits in such activities as eating, dressing, napping and personal hygiene
    √ Work with and refer to the Administrator/Director children with unmet special needs, as well as families with problems that affect the child in the center
    √ Make daily observations of the health of children, reporting conditions which require attention
    √ Hold bi-annual, more often if necessary, parent-teacher conferences and seek to involve parents in the child development program by participating in parent meetings and demonstrating an interest in the child that extends beyond the classroom.
    √ Maintain progress records on the emotional, physical, social and intellectual development of assigned children
    √ Work with parents to solve behavior problems; arrange parent conferences as necessary and field parent’s complaints
    √ Supervise and encourage the development of assistant teachers, aids, volunteers and other child care personnel in the classroom.
    √ Participate in staff meetings, training sessions, conferences, workshops and other career development and professional activities
    √ Complete continuing education hours per State requirements each year
    √ Assure that equipment and materials are accessible, appropriate and in good condition
    √ Perform classroom related and other maintenance duties as requested
    √ Assist Administrator/Director in evaluation of assistants as needed
    √ Write a monthly article to be completed each month for the center newsletter
    √ Assist with public relation and events and other duties as assigned
    √ Maintain a pleasant, comfortable atmosphere for staff and children
    √ Maintain CPR/First aid and any training required for position.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Most days, employee will be working a portion of the day outside in temperatures ranging from 20F with wind chill to 90F. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Must meet qualifications set forth with any combinations of education, experience and training which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

    Assistant Teacher

    Purpose of the Position:

    To provide a successful, safe and supervised educational setting for children.

    Required Education, Certifications, Experience and continual Professional Development:
    • (See North Dakota Early Childhood Services Rule for minimum qualifications)
    • CPR Certification for Adult, Child, and Infant with AED certification
    • First Aid Certification
    • Getting Started
    • SIDS

    Duties and Responsibilities – Assists the Lead Teacher
    • Complete 2-day onsite orientation
    • Promotes a healthy, emotional, social, intellectual and physical environment
    • Maintains an environment that is clean, organized and safe. Responsible for the upkeep of all classroom equipment and materials
    • Maintains confidentiality
    • Engages in positive staff-child interaction and positive parent-teacher interactions
    • Excellent communications skills
    • Communicates with parent or guardians daily, keeping them informed of any
    • Responsible for keeping records of children’s attendance, daily reports, daily
    food program records and progress on each child’s growth and development
    • Supervises assigned groups of children
    • Implements developmentally appropriate curriculum, activities and lesson plans
    • Prepare classroom materials to support lesson plans; change and create learning centers as needed
    • Post daily schedules and lesson plans
    • Establish goals that will promote individual and group educational plans
    • Serves meals in a family style setting and assists in developing good nutritional habits
    • Responsible for seeking emergency medical attention for children and staff as
    needed, notifying parents and the supervisor if a child becomes ill or is injured
    • Completion of required yearly professional development
    • Assigns specific and appropriate tasks to classroom support staff
    • Flexibility in classroom placement
    • Is on time and present for scheduled shift; when unable to work scheduled shift – informs supervisor per policy and find own replacement.
    • Follows program policies and departmental procedures
    • Knowledge of available community resources
    • Add any other physical/behavioral requirements
    • Follows all emergency and safety procedures
    • Other duties upon request by immediate supervisor
    • Follows program dress code
    • Ability to regularly lift 40 pounds
    • Orientation of new staff
    • Participation in parent involvement events

    Child Care Cook

    Job Requirements

    • Must be 18 years of age
    • Background verification check
    • Read staff policy and procedure handbook and sign that you understand its context
    • Fill out required forms to be kept in your personnel file
    • Wear hairnet or hat while in the kitchen
    • Have 4 hours of food and nutrition training
    • Be able to lift to forty pounds

    Job Responsibilities
    • Prepare weekly menus that reflect all DPI requirements
    • Work with Administration Team for approval
    • Prepare breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks for all classrooms
    • Serve meals to each classroom on time, at the appropriate temperature
    • Work with staff to collect meal numbers before food preparation of each meal
    • Prepare appropriate amounts of food for each classroom, with amounts served meeting DPI guidelines
    • Maintain daily production reports
    • Make weekly food orders through vendors
    • Maintain a clean and organized kitchen, including all food storage areas
    – Make sure all thermometers are working properly
    – Ensure all food items are checked for expiration dates
    – Wash and sanitize all dishes
    – Clean the entire kitchen and appliances throughout the day
    – Remove trash and recyclables daily
    – Organize and put away all groceries, food orders and nonfooditems
    • Turn in all kitchen expense receipts and pre-prepared food item labels (CN labels) to the Administration Team
    • Know and follow the mission of Wee Folk Childcare
    • Protect the privacy and confidentiality of information pertaining to families, children, team members, administration, and Board of Directors
    • Build positive relationships and communicate in a respectful manner with families, children, team members, administration,
    Board of Directors, and the communities in which we serve

    Education Requirements:
    • Minimum of four hours of annual training in:
    • Menu Planning
    • DPI Training
    • Food Safety and Nutrition
    • Other food related topics