Paid Internship: Childcare Program Intern
- Over a month ago
The Sunshine Academy is a leading childcare program that provides high-quality care and education for children aged two years to five years. Our mission is to foster the growth and development of young children in a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment. As a childcare program intern, you will have the opportunity to work closely with experienced childcare professionals and gain hands-on experience in a supportive and engaging work environment.
As a childcare program intern, you will be responsible for the following major functional areas:
Supporting the lead teacher in planning and implementing age-appropriate activities and educational programs for children.
Assisting in maintaining a safe and clean environment for children.
Assisting in maintaining accurate records and documentation related to children's progress and development.
Communicating with parents and guardians about their children's progress and development.
These responsibilities will require you to work closely with the lead teacher and other childcare staff. You will spend most of your time working with children, providing them with care, support, and guidance.
To be considered for this position, you must meet the following qualifications:
Must be currently enrolled in a college or university and pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or a related field.
Must have completed at least one semester of coursework in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or a related field.
Must have experience working with young children, preferably in a childcare or educational setting.
Must be able to pass a criminal background check and provide references from previous childcare or educational experience.
Must be available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week, Monday through Friday, during regular business hours.
Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively in a team environment.
As a childcare program intern, you will be assigned a mentor who will be responsible for providing you with guidance and support throughout your internship. Your mentor will be an experienced childcare professional who will help you develop your skills and knowledge and ensure that you have a positive and rewarding experience.
Your work assignments will be designed to provide you with a variety of experiences and skills that will prepare you for a career in Early Childhood Education or Child Development. You will work closely with the lead teacher and other childcare staff to plan and implement age-appropriate activities and educational programs for children, maintain a safe and clean environment, and communicate with parents and guardians about their children's progress and development.
Here are six possible assignments for an internship in a childcare program:
- Curriculum Development: The intern will work with the program director to develop a new curriculum for the program. This will involve researching age-appropriate activities, creating lesson plans, and ensuring that the curriculum meets the program's standards and goals.
- Classroom Assistance: The intern will assist the lead teacher in a classroom, helping to implement the curriculum and supporting children's learning and development. This may include leading small group activities, helping with classroom management, and providing one-on-one support to individual students.
- Parent Communication: The intern will work with the program director to develop and implement a plan for regular communication with parents. This may involve creating a monthly newsletter, sending regular emails with updates on children's progress, or setting up parent-teacher conferences.
- Event Planning: The intern will work with the program director to plan and coordinate a special event, such as a family picnic, holiday party, or fundraiser. This will involve developing a budget, identifying vendors and suppliers, coordinating volunteers, and overseeing logistics on the day of the event.
- Marketing and Outreach: The intern will work with the program director to develop and implement a marketing plan to increase enrollment in the program. This may involve creating marketing materials such as brochures and flyers, reaching out to local community organizations, and coordinating outreach events.
- Research Project: The intern will work independently on a research project related to early childhood education. This could involve reviewing academic literature, conducting interviews with experts in the field, or analyzing data from program evaluations or other sources. The intern will present their findings to the program director and other staff members at the end of the internship.
You will receive a comprehensive orientation to the organization and your role as a childcare program intern during your first week on the job. This orientation will include an overview of the organization's mission, culture, rules, regulations, and expectations, as well as introductions to key personnel.
You will receive ongoing evaluations of your performance throughout your internship. These evaluations will monitor your performance, areas of strength, areas needing improvement, and other issues related to your specific job duties. These evaluations will assist you in your career and personal development.
The Sunshine Academy is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, and no student will be denied work or subjected to different treatment under this Contract on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, or sex.
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