NOW OFFERING up to $1,500 SIGN ON BONUS AND RECENTLY INCREASED WAGES! Positions available across our TWO West Lafayette centers. Hiring for availability between 8:45am-5:45pm for full-time benefits eligible positions. Must be at least 21+ to apply. If under 21 but older than 18 please apply to our Classroom Support Professional position instead. JOB SUMMARY The Infant + Toddler Childcare position (internally known as Classroom Support Professional) assists the Teacher in implementing lessons designed to stimulate growth across all social, emotional, physical and intellectual developmental domains. Together they establish routines, rituals and structures to support individualized care for children and foster parent relationships. Positions are available with infants (under 1), toddlers (1-2). ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES Assist in the implementation of developmentally-appropriate individual and group lessons to stimulate growth in language, literacy and mathematical, cognitive, physical, and social skills. Assist in preparing and managing an engaging environment that encourages children’s independence and self-selection of learning activities. Establish warm and responsive relationships that allow each child to feel recognized, acknowledged and secure. Maintain a healthy, safe and clean environment for children and colleagues. Adhere to all regulatory standards, rules and requirements, including those for NAEYC accreditation, Paths to QUALITY™, CACFP and Indiana child care center licensing. Communicate with families on a regular and ongoing basis to relay information regarding each child’s day and information from the teacher and/or program. Other duties as assigned to advance the mission of Early Learning Indiana. Keywords: childcare, daycare, child care, assistant teacher, lead teacher, early childhood education, day care, child care, infants, toddlers, preschool, pre-K, pre-kindergarten EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & REQUIREMENTS An individual must have the following education and/or experience: High School Diploma (or equivalent). Experience in an early childhood setting working directly with young children is preferred. COMPETENCIES & SKILLS The successful team member will demonstrate individual competency in the following areas: Ability to multi-task, prioritize and be detail-oriented Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment Ability to take initiative and work proactively Ability to work independently, resourcefully seek answers, and remove obstacles Customer service orientation Flexibility and adaptability Ability to build and nurture relationships WORK CONTEXT The requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The team member frequently is required to: Stand, walk, sit Use hands and fingers to handle books, paper, technology Use computer and other electronic equipment and technology Speak and listen to others See and read Reach with hands and arms Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl The team member must frequently lift children or equipment up to 35 pounds. The team member must occasionally lift children or equipment up to 50 pounds. Legally eligible to work in the United States. The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Employment with Early Learning Indiana is contingent upon satisfactorily completing pre-employment requirements. Pre-employment requirements include, but are not limited to, criminal background and drug screenings. About Early Learning Indiana Early Learning Indiana is a nonprofit organization on a mission to ensure children are empowered with essential skills to thrive in kindergarten and beyond. We practice what we teach by operating a network of premier, community-based schools – called Day Early Learning centers – where we advance the science of early education, invest in a new generation of teaching, and instill essential skills in over 1,000 children each day. Building on more than a century of experience, Early Learning Indiana also serves as a leading voice and advocate for the transformation of Indiana’s early learning landscape by addressing systemic barriers to access, affordability, and quality. Learn more about us at EarlyLearningIn.org. Early Learning Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all team members and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, citizenship status, military status, marital status, amnesty or other status protected by law.