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  • Ensure the safety of each child enrolled in the class, whether in the classroom, on the playground, on the buggy, or in common areas.
  • Greet parents daily as they drop off and pick up with a warm smile and positive comments about their child.
  • Change diapers every two hours.
  • When feeding, hold infants who are six months old or less and cannot sit up in a high chair independently.
  • Note naptime, amount eaten, diaper changes, and comment on the child’s day on the daily sheet or bright-wheel app.
  • Send daily sheet home with the child at the end of the day or update bright-wheel system.
  • Have appropriate and consistent classroom management skills.
  • Should enjoy and respect the egocentricity of every child in the classroom.
  • Be open to change, new ideas, and constructive criticism.
  • Plan and implement developmentally appropriate classroom practices that support the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive needs of young children and meet the standards of LCLA.
  • Work with the lead teacher in a positive, professional manner.
  • Team with parents, co-workers, and administration to provide the best support for the children by sharing information professionally and confidently.
  • Be prepared to teach in the lead teacher’s absence.
  • Assist the lead teacher in preparing planned activities, diaper changes, feeding time, laundry, clean up, etc.
  • Assist students individually or in small groups with activities if applicable.
  • Assist children with toilet training when applicable.
  • Perform general housekeeping duties within the classroom, on the playground, and throughout the school.
  • Attend all scheduled meetings and in-service presentations to acquire and convey information relative to job functions.
  • Complete 15 clock hours of professional in-service training annually.
  • Be knowledgeable of the Minimum Standard Requirements of Child Care required by the MSDH.