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.
The Center for Young Children is seeking a part-time Student Classroom Assistant to work with children ages 6 weeks to 5 years in our center.
Education, Elementary Education or Early Childhood Majors Preferred
The desired applicant will have the ability to relate well to young children, demonstrate evidence of sufficient emotional and social maturity and stability to function responsibly in a crisis or stressful situation, and show sensitivity to children's individual needs.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Visually observe and supervise children's activities; communicate openly and positively with children at their level; communicate effectively with parents and staff; assist lead teacher by executing prepared lesson plans which are prepared for the entire day for the indoor and outdoor classrooms; ensure the safety and well being of assigned children, assist with serving daily meals to children and other additional duties as assigned.
Principals of Undergraduate Learning include:
Community Contributor- working with families of faculty, staff and student of IUPUI 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 ages 5, and the families that we serve