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Teacher Assistant - Early Childhood Connections

Hays, Kansas
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Qualifications:          Must have a high school diploma or equivalency.  Prefer candidates with experience working with young children.

 Hours:                                 5.5 hours per day, Monday-Friday

 Starting salary:         $11.35 per hour

 Beginning date:        December 9, 2019

 Closing date for application:             Open until filled

 To Make Application, apply online:



Position contact:           Michelle Dannels 


                                        (785) 623-2430

                                        2501 E. 13th



General Function:
To assist teacher and share responsibilities to ensure a well-managed center.  Also to provide information and support to families.


Typical Duties and Responsibilities:
1.    Provides an open and inviting learning environment
• Provides positive guidance to children, encouraging self-discipline and problem-solving.
• Implements lesson plans and individualized programs plans developed by teacher/coordinator.
• Works with the teacher to organize the environment to support children’s development.
• Supports children’s learning in every area of the classroom and outdoors.
• Participates in team teaching possibilities.
• Assists with on-going assessment by collecting items for children’s portfolios and writing anecdotal observations as assigned.


2.  Engages and supports children and families to enhance life skills.
• Establishes and maintains rapport with families which is open, honest and caring.
• Attends and assists with parent meetings.
• Models skills which promote healthy environments for children.
• Assists families in meeting goals including health requirements.


3.    Provides a safe and healthy learning environment.
• Follows staffing pattern as assigned by teacher to ensure children’s safety.
• Performs cleaning and organizing duties as assigned.
• Assists teacher in providing positive guidance to children.
• Promotes preventative wellness.


4.  Maintains an open communication system.
• Practices open communication with staff, families, and volunteers.
• Participates in school wide activities.


5. Promotes and respects the Code of Ethical Conduct as set forth by NAEYC.
• Maintains a professional manner and appearance at all times.
• Insures confidentiality
• Adheres to a mandatory reporting policy for child abuse and neglect.


6. Completes all other duties as assigned.

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