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Preschool Caregiver-PRN

Preschool Caregiver-PRN

Requisition ID 
Position Type 
Temporary Full-Time
Sub Category 
COM Head Start Program
Posted Date 
Post End Date 

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This a part-time/as-needed position (PRN) - schedule varies


The Preschool Caregiver-PRN works in a team situation to provide daily care to Head Start/Early Head Start children (welcomes children, changes diapers and/or potty trains others). S/He prepares children for eating by insuring clean faces and hands and assists children with feeding. S/He supervises age appropriate activities with children and performs general duties (disinfecting tables, changing tables, beds/cribs/cots, etc.). 


Salary: $17,680 annually ($8.50 hourly)


  • Models appropriate language and behavior for children and parents in all situations
  • Guides learning through discovery in the environment
  • Utilizes curriculum for developing age appropriate activities
  • Adheres to the Lesson Plan and class schedule as listed in the classroom
  • Assesses children’s development levels of learning and plans activities in accordance with developmentally appropriate practices
  • Works cooperatively with other staff to ensure that the children’s needs are met inside and outside the classroom
  • Ensures that the learning environment is safe for Head Start/Early Head Start children
  • May perform other duties to assure program standards are met


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED plus six (6) months of experience working directly with preschool age children (0-5) in a child-related atmosphere
  • Current completed Child Development Associate (CDA) Course for Infant Toddler and/or Preschool OR must be willing to enroll in CDA Course

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish (Speak, Read and Write)

Physical Requirements

Stand: Continuously
Sit: Frequently
Walk: Continuously
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbs
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
Talk: Continuously
Hear: Continuously
Taste or smell: Continuously
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
Physical Environment: Inside Classroom Setting, Inside Office Environment, Outdoor Weather Conditions
Noise Level: Moderate
Visual Requirements: Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
Hazards: None