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Assistant Teacher, Early Learning Center – Georgetown University Law Center
The mission of Georgetown Law's Early Learning Center is to create a safe haven of learning for children of the law center community. We strive daily to create an environment that meets the needs of the students, faculty, staff and their children. Our goal is to minimize stress for parents of our community concerning quality childcare. When the stress and worry of childcare is reduced, parents in our community can best achieve their goals and the goals of the Law Center.
The Assistant Teacher , under the direct guidance of a Lead Teacher, provides support to the teacher in planning, initiating, and implementation of appropriate daily activities, which promote positive development and learning based on the strengths, interests, and needs of all the children in his or her class/group. S/he assists the teacher in communicating regularly with the parent(s)/guardian(s) of each child in his/her class/group about the development of their child(ren). Reporting the Director of the Early Learning Center, the Assistant Teacher has duties that include but are not limited to:
Assists in the supervision and giving appropriate care to the children in his/ her class/group
Enforces the health and safety rules, and takes appropriate action to eliminate unhealthy and unsafe conditions
Demonstrates care and affection for each individual child
Monitors special medical needs and records the administering of prescription medication
Maintain alertness and attention at all times
Assists the Teacher in planning and initiating appropriate daily activities, promoting positive development and learning based on the strengths, interests, and needs of the children in his/ her group/class
Plans and implements weekly activities with the Lead Teacher
Develops and maintains a mutually supportive relationship with individual parents
Responds to parent requests for information about his/ her child
Notifies the Lead Teacher about childrens' progress
Assists in maintaining records, displays, and portfolios on all children
Assists incommunicating regularly with the parent(s)/ guardian(s) of each child in his/ her class/group about the development of their child
Inputs daily information into the electronic "My Day" system
Is available upon children's arrival/ pick-up time for brief statements
Participates in on-going in-service training and continuing education requirements, annual/biannual yearly health assessments, and all other OSSE-mandated requirements
Annual health exam and biannual TB test
21 hours of continuing education credits
Annual background checks, drug and alcohol testing
Be at least eighteen (1) years of age AND meet one (1) of the following four (4) sets of credentials:
A. Have earned an Associate's or more advanced degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation; or
B. Have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent, and have a current CDA credential that specifies the individual is qualified to serve as an Assistant Teacher for the age classification with whom s/he will work; or
C. Have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent, as well as certification of training and competence in the field of early childhood education or early childhood development from a duly authorized vocational high school – provided s/he has earned a CDA credential within two (2) years of the effective date of these regulations; or
D. Have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent, and have at least one (1) year of supervised occupational experience working with children in a licensed District of Columbia Child Development Center o r its equivalent in another jurisdiction - provided that s/he earns a CDA credential within two (2} years of the effective date of these regulations.
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