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Backup Kitchen Assistant/Classroom Assistant

About CYC:
The IUPUI Center for Young Children (CYC), located on campus in downtown Indianapolis, provides childcare and early childhood education for the University and Indianapolis communities. We believe children learn through play, hands-on activities, experiences and interaction with their environment. At CYC, we provide a setting in which children can wonder, solve, learn and grow and we strive to amplify the potential of all children within our care through the guidance and encouragement of experienced and professional teachers. The overall objective of our curriculum design is to promote independence, self-esteem, confidence, and critical thinking skills providing the foundations for continued intellectual and academic growth.

This is a part time position Monday thru Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The job provides backup support to our kitchen coordinator and/or backup support for the classroom staff for planned absences.

For backup support for kitchen coordinator , the job requires receiving the vendor prepared food and dishing up the appropriate servings for lunch, morning and afternoon snacks and delivering to each classroom. The duties also include operating dishwasher for lunch dishes, cleaning off lunch carts and cleaning and sanitizing the kitchen area. 

For backup support in the classroom, the assistant will work with children ages 1 to 5 years. Classroom duties include observing and supervising children’s activities, communicating openly and positively with children at their level, assisting lead teacher in the execution of lesson plans for the day for indoor and outdoor classrooms, ensuring the safety and well being of children and assisting with serving daily meals and snacks to children. 

Principals of Undergraduate Learning include:
Community Contributor working with families of faculty, staff and students of IUPUI and building relationships
Problem Solver - working directly with young children to help them learn, engage and grow as they explore
Communicator - active communication and building relationships between professional staff, children under the age of 5, and families we serve.