Teacher Assistants for Early Childhood and Head Start programs assist Lead Teachers in planning and implementing learning experiences that advance the intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development of children within a safe, healthy learning environment. They encourage the involvement of the families of the children of the program and support the development of relationships between children and their families.
Utilize appropriate language, interactions, and positive discipline.
Model positive behavior.
Assist in instructing and supervising children in classroom activities.
Implement age appropriate activities that support the Head Start standards, the NAEYC standards and the Creative Curriculum.
Implement and model family style eating during meal times.
Continuously monitor children to ensure safety at all times, and report child abuse and neglect when necessary.
Assess children on a regular basis.
Take pictures and maintain anecdotal notes, written observations, and other approved forms of documentation for each child.
Administer ESI-R screening, My Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum, Ages and Stages Questionnaire, Ages and Stages SE Questionnaire.
Utilize research library, research, plan, and develop age appropriate activities for lesson plans in conjunction with the Lead Teacher.
Assist the Lead Teacher in incorporating required activities into lesson plans that support children’s development.
Help Lead Teacher prepare activities that support lesson plans.
Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from an accredited college with a minimum of one year of experience. and Gateways Level 4 ECE Credential. Or 2 years of college, with 60 college credits, which 30 should be in ECE.
Internal Number: 01152020
About Mary Crane Center
In 1908, Jane Addams started the Mary Crane Day Nursery at Hull House, after receiving a donation of a building from Richard Teller Crane in memory of his late wife. Hull House turned the Day Nursery over to the National College of Education in 1925, and Jane Addams joined with Edna Dean Baker, president of the College, to pioneer a new way of thinking about early childhood education. Their shared knowledge and firsthand experience of working with children and families was groundbreaking in the efforts to prepare young underprivileged children for success.Originally assisting children of poor immigrants on Chicago’s near West Side, the Center moved north to the Julia C. Lathrop Homes in 1963. In keeping with the spirit of its inception, the Mary Crane Center continues to serve communities in need and has added sites in Rogers Park, Austin and West Garfield Park over the past several years. The Mary Crane Center has launched the lives of over 15,000 children and families.