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Inspire Development Centers Classroom Aide in Prosser, Washington

Position PurposeUnder the direct supervision of the Center Manager the Classroom Aide is responsible to assist and execute daily activities and lesson plans for children. Incorporate child’s home/language/culture/ functionally in activities of the center. Provides opportunities and encouragement throughout the program for children to acquire and enlarge their vocabulary and provide a good language model by speaking clearly and distinctly on a level that children understand and respect. Distinguishing Characteristics Inspire Development Centers provides Early Childhood Education (ECE) and social services to more than 4000 children, in center based and home based setting, at more than 27 Child Development Centers (CDC) throughout the State of Washington. Inspire provides services under various Federal and State Funded Programs with different regulations and stipulations, which must be coordinated and adhered to, including, but not limited to; Regional Head Start (RHS), Migrant Seasonal Head Start (MSHS), Early Childhood Education and Assistant Program (ECEAP) and Early Head Start (EHS). The agency is required to meet an annual quota of non-federal share (in-kind) funds. A large majority of children's first language is Spanish.Distinguishing CharacteristicsInspire Development Centers provides Early Childhood Education (ECE) and social services to more than 4000 children, in center based and home based setting, at more than 27 Child Development Centers (CDC) throughout the State of Washington. Inspire provides services under various federal and state funded programs with differing regulations and stipulations, which must be coordinated and adhered to, including, but not limited to: Regional Head Start (RHS), Migrant Seasonal Head Start (MSHS), Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) and Early Head Start (EHS). The agency is required to meet an annual quota of non-federal share (in-kind) funds. A large majority of children’s first language is Spanish.Supervisory and Other RelationshipsPositionreports to the Center Manager and works closely with Center Staff, Parents and works with and around children. Examples of Essential Duties and AccountabilitiesThe following examples of duties and accountabilities illustrate the general range of tasks assigned to the position but are not intended to define the limits of required duties. Other essential duties may be assigned consistent with the general scope of the position.1. Provides a safe and healthy learning environment for children. Learn state and federal regulations regarding instruction practices, fire, health, and safety standards; to include hand washing, laundry, and housekeeping practices. 2. Actively participate with children in free play, mealtime, and classroom activities. Learn center procedures to received and discharge the children. 3. Enhances physical and intellectual competence in children by promoting physical, cognitive, language, and creative skills, including children who require special services. 4. Reinforces positive communication, respect, and interaction between children and adults. 5. Assist educational staff with visual supervision of children while o

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