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Early Learning

Sound to Harbor Early Learning Programs support children ages birth to 5.

The Early Learning Program provides children with an individualized environment rich in diversity, community field trips and outings, transportation, health and development screenings and nutritious meals. The program also supports families and helps them connect to the community.

Education & Testing

Teacher

  • For a preschool classroom, a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field with 30 quarter credits of Early Childhood Education (required within 3 years of hire date)
  • For a birth – toddler classroom, a Child Development Associate credential with an infant/toddler endorsement
  • Job-related experience

Teacher Assistant

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Either enrolled in or willing to enroll in a program leading to a CDA or an AA in Early Childhood
  • Job-related experience

Center Support Aide

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Job-related experience desired

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Necessary Knowledge

  • Understand child development and age appropriate activities
  • Perform basic math
  • Speak English and write with correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Analyze situations
  • Adhere to safety practices and procedures

Desirable Knowledge

  • Speak more than one language
  • Understand comprehensive early childhood program

Basic Skills

  • Attend to detail
  • Adapt
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Keep records

Social Skills

  • Work on a team
  • Show compassion and empathy
  • Interact appropriately with children and families

Verbal Skills

  • Communicate orally and in writing
  • Listen to and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • Take initiative to solve problems
  • Prioritize work load
  • Work independently, following established guidelines

Physical Requirements

  • 15% sitting, 35% walking, 50% standing
  • Lifting/carrying/pushing/kneeling
  • Stoop/crouch/crawl
  • Reach/handle
  • The job is performed under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness

Desired Characteristics

  • Dependable
  • Self-regulating
  • Stress-tolerant
  • Patient
  • Willing to learn
  • Honest
  • Cooperative
  • Adaptable/flexible
  • Experience working with birth to 5-year-old children

Similar Jobs

  • Preschool teacher
  • Paraeducator
  • Childcare provider
  • Home visitor

Pay

  • Teacher range: $14.39 – $15.88 per hour
  • Teacher Assistant range: $11.76 – $12.30 per hour
  • Center Support Aide: $11.50 per hour

Benefits

Benefits depend on the number of hours worked and the local union-negotiated agreement. They may include the following:

  • Paid holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • State retirement benefits
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Life insurance
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