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Estimated Pay $15 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Meriden, Connecticut

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Job Description

Summary

At Kinder-Garden Learning Center, we believe in fostering a nurturing, safe, and stimulating environment where young children can thrive, learn, and grow. Our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality of childcare and early childhood education. We are currently seeking a passionate and energetic Part-time Floater / Teacher's Aide to join our team. If you love working with children and have a genuine desire to contribute to their early development, we would love to hear from you.

The Part-time Floater / Teacher's Aide will support our teaching staff by assisting in various classrooms, helping to maintain a caring and stimulating environment for children ranging from infants to pre-K. The ideal candidate will be a flexible and enthusiastic team player, ready to step in where needed to ensure our daycare center continues to provide exceptional care and education.

This is a part-time position. The candidate must be available to work various shifts between the hours of 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Specific hours to be determined based on center needs.

Duties

  • Supervise and ensure the safety and well-being of the children at all times, being alert to the needs and/or problems of the children as individuals and as a group.
  • Keep classrooms, storage units, dishes, and bathrooms clean, neat, and orderly.
  • Clean disinfect classrooms, bathroom changing areas other children’s areas on a daily basis.
  • Assist assigned teacher in any way possible, which may include, but is not necessarily limited to:
  • Straightening / cleaning rooms immediately following activities.
  • Plan curriculum in detail for assigned class
  • Implement the daily program for assigned classes
  • Decorate the room with bulletin boards, pictures, children’s artwork, and other hangings
  • Prepare snacks and sit with the children while they eat.
  • Keep classroom, storage rooms, and bathroom clean, neat, and orderly
  • May assume temporary responsibilities of the teacher in the absence of the teacher.
  • Be familiar with and follow all center policies.
  • Prepare rooms at nap time with cots and sleeping bags and remove items once nap is over.
  • Report to the Director/Assistant Director any special needs or problems of individual children.
  • Report to the Director/Assistant Director any cases of suspected child abuse or neglect.
  • Attend regular staff planning and evaluation meetings.
  • Handle discipline promptly and in accordance with stated policy on discipline.
  • Communicate effectively with parents and guardians about their child's day, fostering positive relationships.
  • Assist with the observation and documentation of children's progress and development.
  • Participate in staff meetings, professional development opportunities and other local in-service workshops
  • Adhere to all state licensing requirements and daycare center policies.
  • Perform other necessary duties at the discretion of the Director/Assistant Director


Requirements

  • High School Diploma, GED.
  • High energy.
  • Ability to work flexibly across different age groups and adapt to varying needs
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to interact positively with children, parents, and staff.
  • Team player
  • Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification.
  • Must clear full background check and must pass a health screening.


Nice To Haves

Coursework in early childhood education or related field preferred
Previous experience working with children in a daycare or educational setting is a plus

Benefits

We offer our employees several paid holidays throughout the year. In addition, we also provide paid vacation time, as well as sick and personal time once released from probation.