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The Playgroup Session Leader conducts one 3-hour play session daily (Monday and Friday 8:30-11:30am, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4-7pm) for the Virginia Tech Graduate School Child Play Group (VT-GS-CPG). Note: the day-time session days are flexible. The VT-GS-CPG is a parent-run cooperative playgroup for children between the ages of 2 and 5 with a paid on-site program director. The program plans to rent space from the Blacksburg Community Center on Patrick Henry Drive and will operate three group sessions per day and each group will consist of 15 children. Each session is three hours with sessions offered in the morning, afternoon, and evening. The Playgroup Session Leader works collaboratively with the Childcare Coordinator, Senior Program Director, and student-parent volunteers to support the mission of the program as well as facilitating daily programming and activities.
- Knowledge of and experience in early childhood programs. - Demonstrated ability to perform administrative tasks. - Good communication and interpersonal skills, and ability teach effectively and build relationships in a learning community.
- Coursework towards certificate or degree in child development, childcare administration, early education, or related field, or significant supervised programmatic experience. - Strong background in early childhood and cooperative childcare programs. - Comprehensive understanding of state licensing and accreditation standards that affect programming, enrollment policies, health and safety of children and teachers, interactions between children and adults, and classroom environments. - CPR/first-aid certified. - MAT/EMAT/PMAT certification.
Employee Category: Hourly Wage Staff, limited to 1500 hrs/year
Appointment Type: Temp, non-salaried wage
Percent Employment: Part-time
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