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 CHILD CARE: Questions & Answer with Hope Christian Preschool

By Joe Stein

CHILD CARE: Questions & Answer
with Hope Christian Preschool

What types of positions to you typically hire for?
We typically hire Childcare Workers/Assistant Teachers. They can eventually
work up to Lead Teacher positions when there are openings.

What education and experience do you require?
Minimum requirements: Associate degree in Early Childhood/Childhood
Education OR a CDA (Child Development Associate) PLUS 1 year experience
caring for children.

What personal traits work best for this type of work?
PATIENCE, positive attitude, easy going, flexible, dependable, responsible,
caring/kind/loving.

What is a typical day like?
Engaging children in positive learning experiences in a safe environment.
Maintaining NYS rules & regulations at all times. Providing love & support for
children to grow.

Infants (6 weeks-18 months): bottle feeding/learning how to feed themselves,
working on sensory development with colors, mirrors, songs & stories, developing
gross motor skills such as crawling, standing, & walking. Tummy time, exposure
to arts & crafts (learning how to color/paint).

Toddlers (18 months-3yrs): developing all their fine & gross motor skills through
play & educational activities, learning colors, numbers, shapes, etc. teaching
through stories & music, learning sharing/taking turns. Learning how to follow
simple age appropriate directions/tasks. Developing hygiene such as hand washing
& toilet training. Developing their expressive language, vocabulary & proper
English.

Preschool (3-5yrs): building on their foundation from toddler years; number &
letter recognition, writing their name, beginning math concepts such as counting
& patterns, reading stories and mastering retelling, beginning phonics & letter
sounds, expanding their expressive language with new higher level vocabulary,
rhyming & opposites. Basic sign language & Spanish (everyday words). Kid
fitness & yoga; making sure we move and exercise for at least 30 minutes a
day. Learning the concept of a calendar along with days of the week & months.
Educational arts & crafts, scissor skills, pencil holding, along with age appropriate experiments to teach physical science.

What do you like best about your work?
What we like best about our work is the smiling & happy faces of the children
we teach/care for. Helpful, supportive co workers that work well together. The
enjoyment of seeing the children grow physically, emotionally, spiritually, and
intellectually.

Hope Christian Preschool
1478 Abbott Rd., Lackawanna, NY 14218 • (716)342-2898