Preschool Teacher & Kitchen Assistant

As a Preschool Teacher & Kitchen Assistant, you will primarily support and assist teachers in multiple classrooms but occasionally support our Chef in preparing snacks and meals for preschool children. This is a unique position which requires child care experience assisting teachers and food preparation experience. Primrose School at Bedford Hills is an accredited private preschool that provides a premier educational childcare experience year-round for children 6 weeks thru five years of age. Primary Responsibilities: Supports overall supervision and daily class functions of a group of children.Observes all rules and regulations at Primrose School at Bedford Hills and the local, state or national regulatory agencies pertaining to the health, safety and care of children.Supports teachers with approved lesson plans and daily classroom schedule in accordance with the Primrose Balanced Learning curriculum and programming.Assists the Chef, as needed, with the daily menu and portion control standards, insuring each meal is ready to be served when scheduled, offering substitutions for children that have allergies and food restrictions. Accepts responsibility for maintenance and necessary housekeeping duties of the classroom, common use areas and kitchen.Maintains overall professional personal appearance adhering to the guidelines offered in the Primrose School at Bedford Hills Employee HandbookAssists in other capacities that Director, or designee, determines is necessary. Desired skills and experience: Meet basic requirements of local child care and food service regulatory agenciesPrevious teaching or assistant teaching position in a licensed early childhood program preferred or pursuing Early Childhood Education certification or degreeAbility to relate positively to young children and staff is essentialPrevious experience in quantity food preparation (serving + snacks, meals daily) is preferredMust be able to lift up to 35 lbs. in connection with the handling of children for the facilitation of programs, child safety, and potential emergency situations. For Infant and Young Toddler teachers, must be able to properly lift infants into and out of a crib.The Primrose School at Bedford Hills provides the following benefits; Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare medical, Delta Dental dental and Allstate supplemental insurance.k with % match up to 4% of employee contribution, beginning in the first six months of employment.Child tuition discount for full-time employees.ECE (early childhood education) tuition assistance available.Paid sick, vacation, holiday and snow days.Paid First Aid / CPR and teacher training hours provided.Lunch provided by our Chef / on - premise kitchen.Classroom and teacher supplies provided.The Primrose School at Bedford Hills is an equal opportunity employer.
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