Program Description:

Columbus Early Learning Centers – 1611 Old Leonard Avenue, Columbus, 43219



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Full Time or Part Time:

Full time

Position Description:


With guidance and direction from the Lead Teacher, classroom aides work to promote a mutually respectful classroom environment in which children, families and staff work together toward success. Classroom aides are responsible for assisting Lead and Assistant Teachers inn the day-to-day operations of their classrooms. Classroom Aides must be reliable and independent.

Essential Responsibilities

Child Safety and Well-Being

Ensure the safety and well-being of all children
Maintain active supervision of children at all times to assure safe and appropriate play and monitor all play areas to assure safety and cleanliness of equipment; assure all children are visible at all times
Demonstrate knowledge of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Child Care Licensing Rules and Columbus Early Learning Centers policies and procedures
Assure child-staff ratio is maintained at all times
Maintain accurate child attendance and meal count records daily
Plan and maintain a safe, clean, sanitary, and organized learning environment
Respond to crisis or emergency situations that may occur by providing First Aid or CPR, assess the need for emergency services, and prevent the spread of illness
Protect all children from physical punishment or verbal abuse by anyone in any program activity, and immediately report any such incident to the Center Director
Observe children to detect signs of illness, injury, emotional disturbances, learning disorders, or other special needs and report those signs immediately to the Center Director for follow-up
Observe children for any suspected or disclosed signs of child abuse or child neglect and report them immediately to the Center Director and/or the proper child welfare agency
Safeguard all classroom supplies and equipment, and account for any misused, damaged, or missing supplies or equipment
Take responsibility for cleaning and general maintenance of classroom

Benefits: All full-time staff receive paid benefits including paid holiday, vacation, sick time, health insurance, dental and vision insurance, and 401(k). Our wages are competitive and commensurate with experience.


Minimum of a High School Diploma or Equivalent (CPL 1)
No experience required.
Preferred: Child Development Associate Credential (CDA)

Arrive on time for work
Be reliable in attendance and follow agency guidelines for attendance and PTO usage
Be respectful to coworkers, supervisors, family members, and children
Come to work with a positive attitude
Be flexible in scheduling to meet the needs of the overall program
Demonstrate honesty, integrity and commitment to confidentiality
Show initiative in problem-solving and be open to new ideas

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