Think N Play Preschool -
Staff Qualifications & Responsibilities


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GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
DIRECTOR
OFFICE ASSISTANT
TEACHER
FLOATER





*** GENERAL REQUIREMENTS ***

BACKGROUND

All employees are required to have on file background screening information which includes employment and personal references, FBI checks, checks with law enforcement departments, fingerprint results, abuse registry checks, and training documentation. All employees are required to take training classes including First Aid and CPR.

EVALUATION

Staff evaluations are formally made at the following intervals after employment: one week, two weeks, one month, three months, six months, and twice a year thereafter. Informally, staff evaluations are made as often as will benefit their individual performance and Think N Play as a whole.

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*** DIRECTOR ***

QUALIFICATIONS
  1. Demonstrate education or training in child care and practical experience.
  2. Exhibit enthusiasm and energy towards the children and staff.
  3. Attend continuing education seminars and workshops.
  4. Hold a card in First Aid and CPR.

DUTIES
  1. Make application for and receive the license from the licensing agency annually.
  2. Maintain or exceed state standards in program, staff, and facility.
  3. Meet with fire and sanitation officials as they make their inspections.
  4. Comply with recommendations made at inspections, and inform proper authorities of compliance in writing.
  5. Insure that regular emergency drills are held in each class. Assure refrigerator temperature maintains 40 degrees plus or minus 8 degrees. Assure freezer temperature maintains 0 degrees plus or minus 10 degrees.
  6. Hire & terminate personnel as needed.
  7. Arrange for new employee orientation.
  8. Maintain staff personnel files including staff evaluations.
  9. Maintain staff ratio, assigning staff and students to classes.
  10. Arrange for substitutes. Promote enrollment growth. Supervise curriculum development.
  11. Meet monthly with staff to oversee curriculum planning, staff performance, problems, and commendations.
  12. Organize any appropriate in-service training or other extracurricular activities.
  13. Register students throughout the year.
  14. Make available all necessary student forms, and have the forms completed and filed for each student.
  15. Supervise the day-to-day functioning of the program.
  16. Organize parties, programs, and other special activities throughout the year.
  17. Handle "Thank You" notes or proper acknowledgements needed for donations, volunteers, and the like.
  18. Inventory equipment and supplies at the beginning of the year and at midyear, and order replacements as needed.
  19. Guide & monitor classroom teachers on any special needs of individual children.
  20. Maintain networking with other child care professionals, recommending to parents referrals to specialists as deemed necessary.
  21. Remain alert to signs of child abuse or neglect, reporting suspected cases as prescribed.
  22. Work with parents & various child care support groups to assure current & accurate payments are collected.
  23. Maintain open, clear, & concise communication at all times. Make recommendations as appropriate to fee structure, collections, & expenditures. Suggest facility changes & other improvements as may be indicated to promote growth of children, teachers, & business.
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*** OFFICE ASSISTANT ***

QUALIFICATIONS
  1. Demonstrate education or training in child care and practical experience.
  2. Exhibit enthusiasm and energy towards the children and staff.
  3. Attend continuing education seminars and workshops.
  4. Hold current First Aid and CPR certifications.

DUTIES
  1. Assist the Director in any capacity as assigned. Maintain or exceed state standards in program, staff, and facility. Be prepared to substitute for Director at any time.
  2. Meet with officials as they make their inspections. Maintain staff ratios. Arrange for substitute staff. Register students throughout the year. Meet at least monthly with staff to oversee curriculum planning, staff performance, problems, and commendations.
  3. Make available all the necessary student forms and have the forms completed and filed for each student. Supervise the day-to-day functioning of the program. Keep records as required.
  4. Make recommendations as appropriate to fee structure, collections, & expenditures. Suggest facility changes & other improvements as may be indicated to promote growth of children, teachers, & business.
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*** TEACHER ***

QUALIFICATIONS
Degree or teaching certificate required. Applicable experience may be accepted for degree.

DUTIES
  1. Supervise and insure the safety and well-being of the children at all times, being alert for the needs and/or problems of the children as individuals and as a group. Check ID for anyone, who you don't know, that is taking a child. Plan curriculum in detail for assigned classes, with team-teacher if applicable. Lesson plans are due Wednesday prior to week planned along with a supply request form. Implement the daily program with the help of a team-teacher if applicable.
  2. Conduct individual conferences with parents of each child as scheduled by Director. Attend regular staff planning and evaluation meetings. Write information for the parent newsletters. Keep classroom, storage rooms, and bathroom clean, neat, and orderly. Serve a snack for the children and sit with them while they eat it. Decorate the room with bulletin boards, pictures, children's art work, and other hangings.
  3. Be familiar with and follow all preschool policies. Inform Director in advance of program needs. Report to Director any special needs or problems of individual children. Report to Director any cases of suspected child abuse. Handle discipline promptly and in accordance with stated policy on discipline. Attend continuing education classes. Write "Thank You" notes as applicable.
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*** FLOATER ***

QUALIFICATIONS

Degree or teaching certificate or working towards same is required. Applicable experience may be accepted.

DUTIES

Floater may be entrusted to be in any classroom or assisting in anyway necessary including cooking, cleaning, & providing teacher breaks. The Floater should know all students & parents/guardians. The Floater must know the Teacher's Duties & be capable of performing same for short durations and at possibility irregular intervals.

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