Early Childhood Aide, Part Time - Cyert Center for Early Education
Carnegie Mellon University
Internal Number: 2018205
The Cyert Center was founded in 1971 by working parents at Carnegie Mellon University, for working parents. The Cyert Center now serves 180 children in two locations. In 2017, the program expanded into a second location at 6555 Penn Avenue in response to the demand and satisfaction of employees of the university. The Director oversees both locations with the Director's office located on campus at the Morewood location.
The Cyert Center is a community committed to the highest quality care and education for infants, toddlers, and young children. We believe that all children are thinkers, researchers, and problem solvers. Our program revolves around valuing the development of relationships, open dialogue, and collaboration, which we believe supports the development of strong relationships between all members of this community--children, parents, and educators and the communities beyond these walls
Our center is looking to hire multiple Early Childhood Aide(s) for both of our locations.
The Early Childcare Aides are committed to the Center's priority of meeting children's needs, health & safety, and providing engaging activities for the children. Their role is to support classroom educators in their daily work with children and families. This position works under the direction of an Educational Coordinator, the Assistant Director, and the classroom team to support the education and care for young children and functioning of the classroom.
The group of children the Early Childhood Aides may work wit include: Infants, Toddlers, preschool or prek/kindergarten. The Cyert Center staff will determine the Aide's site and classroom placement.
Hours/Shifts Available for both locations: 3:00-6:00pm or 1:00-6:00pm
Primary Responsibilities Include:
Supports the children and educators during the normal flow-of-the-day routines (snack/lunch prep, diapering, bathroom, clean-up, playground supervision, nap)
Helps maintain the Center's safety and sanitation standards, adhering to the Department of Human Services licensing regulations and NAEYC accreditation guidelines
Helps to maintain the Center environment (e.g. sweeping up after meals, reorganizing toys, cleaning up the changing area, etc.)
Demonstrates awareness of Developmentally Appropriate Practice, and supports a cohesive program that communicates the Center's philosophy
Accountable for the safety of children while at the Center, on the playground, and on walks and field trips; Informs Educational Coordinator when an incident occurs pertaining to the welfare of the staff and children
Supports and assists the educators during their daily work with children and families, demonstrating engagement and enthusiasm in their work
Speaks with children in a friendly, positive, and respectful manner; helps children during times of transition and basic need; provides one-on-one time with children/infants
Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
Education/Training: High School or GED required. Candidates with or actively pursuing a bachelor's degree early childhood education, elementary education, special education or psychology preferred.
Experience: 0-1 years of demonstrated and verifiable experience working with young children
Successful Background Checks
Child Protective Clearances
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Cyert Center and Children's School
Staff - Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
Full Time/Part time
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