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Classroom Support- Child Start

Support providing a warm, safe, constructive and non-threatening environment with age-appropriate activities for Head Start 0-5 children. Assist the teacher with necessary classroom record-keeping tasks. Assist with food service as assigned.
• Supports staff during staff breaks and in the absence of the classroom teacher.
• Observes children upon arrival; reports any unusual circumstances (bruises, inappropriate dress, signs of illness, etc.) and document in writing to EC Manager.
• Helps prepare classroom materials for scheduled activities.
• Support screenings that are completed in first 45 days and as scheduled in developmental, speech and behavior.
• Support infants feeding on demand with food/bottles. Holds infants while feeding.
• Take lead to set up for meals, snacks. Supervise lunches, snacks and breakfasts. Assist with clean up following meals. Eat with children in a family-style setting if age appropriate.
• Assist with children’s attendance completes CACFP paperwork.
• Inventories food and requests supplies as needed.
• Complete Summer food services for children.
• Assists with fluoride administration and record which children have received fluoride.
• Follows CACFP, KDHE licensing standard and Head Start Performance Standards at all times.
• Support and encourage families to be actively involved in the program and assist them in finding ways to volunteer.
• Supports coordination of progress of each child to share with parents and assist with developing an individual plan together for their child.
• Supports home visits and/or school conferences.
• High School Diploma or equivalent, willing to begin an education plan towards a CDA credential or an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education.
• Child Development Associate (CDA) or Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education
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