Child Start

  • Classroom Support

    Job Locations US-KS-Wichita
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Salary Range
    to USD $10.25/Hr.
    Hours Per Week
    Weeks Per Year
  • Overview

    Support providing a warm, safe, constructive and non-threatening environment with age-appropriate activities for Head Start 0-5 children.  Assist the teacher with necessary classroom record-keeping tasks.

    Assist with food service as assigned.


    • Supports staff during staff breaks and in the absence of the classroom teacher.
    • Observes children upon arrival; reports any unusual circumstances (bruises, inappropriate dress, signs of illness, etc.) and document in writing to EC Manager.
    • Helps prepare classroom materials for scheduled activities.
    • Support screenings that are completed in first 45 days and as scheduled in developmental, speech and behavior.
    • Support infants feeding on demand with food/bottles. Holds infants while feeding.
    • Take lead to set up for meals, snacks. Supervise lunches, snacks and breakfasts. Assist with clean up following meals. Eat with children in a family-style setting if age appropriate.
    • Assist with children’s attendance & completes CACFP paperwork.
    • Inventories food and requests supplies as needed.
    • Complete Summer food services for children.
    • Assists with fluoride administration and record which children have received fluoride.
    • Follows CACFP, KDHE licensing standard and Head Start Performance Standards at all times.
    • Support and encourage families to be actively involved in the program and assist them in finding ways to volunteer.
    • Supports coordination of progress of each child to share with parents and assist with developing an individual plan together for their child.
    • Supports home visits and/or school conferences.



    • High School Diploma or equivalent, willing to begin an education plan towards a CDA credential or an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education.
    • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds for various classroom and event needs or put a child on a changing table.



    • Child Development Associate (CDA) or Assocaites Degree in Early Childhood Education.


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