Develop Through Play is a small family childcare provider located in Westbrook, just over the Portland line. We offer high quality personalized, education and care for 12 children ranging in age from 4 months to 4 years of age. We offer a close knit environment caring for the children of only eight families, each of them becoming an extension of our own family. We offer a structured, research based curriculum engaging the children in daily arts/crafts projects as well as early math and literacy games and activities. We provide highly nutritious breakfast, lunch and two snacks daily. We engage in a great deal of outside play, enjoying neighborhood walks, and walks to see our horse friends down the street. Develop Through Play is owned by an Occupational Therapist who implements therapeutic activities throughout our daily routine to further develop the children's core and postural strength, as well as bilateral coordination, sensory system, in addition to both gross and fine motor skills.
Candidates for this position:
- Must have a passion for working with young children, be highly enthusiastic, and have a strong motivation to succeed.
-Must engage in yearly continuing education opportunities.
-Must utilize a variety of educational techniques (story telling, educational play, media, etc.) to teach children
-Encourage children to interact with each other and solve occasional arguments
-Guide children to develop their educational capabilities through a carefully constructed curriculum (identify shapes, numbers or colors, do crafts etc.)
- Must be organized and detail oriented
- Must enjoy working in a very team-oriented environment
-Must be flexible and reliable with own transportation.
-Must comply with health and safety standards set forth by the State of Maine
-At least one year of early childhood education
-A degree in early childhood education or related field preferred.
-Must be First Aid and CPR certified or become certified within one year of hire
-Must undergo a background check performed by the State of Maine.
-Must be a member of Maine Roads to Quality or become one within one month of hire.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $15.00 - $17.00 per hour