Childcare Assistant

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Healthy Kids Extended Day Program, Inc.
O*Net Code
39-9011.00
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
38795
State
NY
Created
Apr 04, 2021
Updated
Apr 04, 2021

Time-Based Skills

8 skill sets | 97 total skills | 38795 total hours
Safe Environment - 1560 req. hrs
Become familiar with Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) regulations and remain current with them.
130 hrs
Become familiar with physical plant and ensure its safety.
130 hrs
Keep indoor and outdoor areas free of dangerous conditions and materials.
130 hrs
Ensure safety equipment, such as fire extinguishers and smoke detectors, are in place and operable and know how to use them.
130 hrs
Participate effectively in evacuation procedures.
130 hrs
Conduct fire drills.
130 hrs
Check daily that all equipment and materials are in safe, working order. Maintain equipment and materials. Limit the children using equipment to a safe number.
130 hrs
Maintain order and safe behavior among children while recognizing their need to explore and be curious.
130 hrs
Instruct children in safety rules and enforce them consistently.
130 hrs
Lead children in clean-up activities.
130 hrs
Maintain first aid supplies. Know what items are in the kit and use them appropriately.
130 hrs
Understand liability – personal and organizational.
130 hrs
Healthy Environment - 2990 req. hrs
Verify children’s immunizations are up to date.
130 hrs
Maintain an easily accessible and current list of phone numbers for contacting parents and emergency services.
130 hrs
Identify, treat and report minor injuries/illnesses.
130 hrs
Establish procedures for care of sick children; e.g. isolate a child with a contagious illness from well children, contact parents and medical providers and administer medicine.
130 hrs
Identify major injuries/illnesses, giving first aid if appropriate, obtain professional medical care.
130 hrs
Note children’s appearance for any evidence of illness, injury or change in behavior.
130 hrs
Recognize indicators of possible abuse and maltreatment, seek resources for information and support; follow state law in response.
130 hrs
Comply with ADA requirements, make the environmental accessible to those with special needs.
130 hrs
Understand policies and liability for procedures regarding treatment and/or medication, child abuse, maltreatment law and emergency procedures.
130 hrs
Conduct daily health checks, clean toys, materials and equipment.
130 hrs
Establish good handwashing practices.
130 hrs
Learning Environment - 5905 req. hrs
Arrange physical space and materials to create a dynamic aesthetic and stimulating environment.
265 hrs
Ensure the environment supports a broad array of experiences.
265 hrs
Provide a reliable routine together with a stimulating choice of materials, activities and relationships.
265 hrs
Provide a variety of opportunities for actions and interactions between and among children and adults.
265 hrs
Provide a balance between active and restful times, social and private times, receptive and productive activities, making choices and following the lead of others, helping others and being helped.
265 hrs
Balance free and structured, individual and group, indoor and outdoor activities.
265 hrs
Encourage decision-making and choices.
265 hrs
Recognize and respect cultural diversity, which is reflected in activities and materials.
265 hrs
Provide a caring, bias-free climate that supports children’s feelings of competence and self- worth.
265 hrs
Provide for recognition of group and individual accomplishments.
265 hrs
Adapt initial plans to increase range of options in the environment.
265 hrs
Curriculum - 15705 req. hrs
Assist with planning group and individual activities.
700 hrs
Offer opportunities for active exploration, social interaction, creative expression and representation, experiences with literature, literacy enhancing activities, and construction of knowledge in an atmosphere that promotes children’s ability to learn as they play.
700 hrs
Plan activities: complete daily lesson plans, organize instructional materials, arrange room.
700 hrs
Plan and implement curriculum and instructional practices based on knowledge of individual children’s needs and interests, as determined by assessment information.
700 hrs
Plan activities to foster children’s growth in all areas of development: physical/motor, social/emotional, cognitive.
700 hrs
Evaluate and revise existing lesson plans, help develop new ones.
700 hrs
Schedule activities, routines, and transitions which are consistent with developmentally appropriate practice, and provide variety in activity choices.
700 hrs
Implement activities: direct or participate in setup, announce activities, direct and supervise children, improvise contingency activities, monitor time limits for each activity.
700 hrs
Direct activities for individual children, small groups and entire group.
700 hrs
Actively promote social skills such as: listening skills, sharing, teamwork and cooperation, decision-making, conflict resolution skills, respect for property. Teach these skills by verbal instruction and by example.
700 hrs
Actively promote emotional skills such as: maintaining a positive self-image, handling anger, acting independently.
700 hrs
Encourage active learning, rather than emphasizing adult talking and children’s passive listening.
700 hrs
Use a variety of music, art, literature, dance, role playing, celebrations and other creative activities from the children’s culture(s) in program activities.
700 hrs
Expand and enrich experiences as children develop.
700 hrs
Child Growth and Development - 23405 req. hrs
Become familiar with common attributes of developmental stages associated with growth and learning in the childhood years.
700 hrs
Understand the relationship of basic needs (food, clothing, shelter, human nurturing) to childhood growth and development. Understand the impact of poor nutrition, lack of medical care.
700 hrs
Have realistic expectations about children’s attention spans, interests, social abilities and physical needs, including children with handicapping conditions.
700 hrs
Implement plans for each child by identifying developmentally and culturally appropriate activities and materials for each day.
700 hrs
Consider goals and objectives for each child and for the group as a whole; develop realistic plans responsive to the needs of all, including children with handicapping conditions.
700 hrs
Make or obtain materials and equipment appropriate to the developmental needs of children.
700 hrs
Delight in each child’s success, express kindness and support when a child is having trouble and help him/her learn from mistakes.
700 hrs
Provide many opportunities for all children, including those with disabling conditions, to feel effective, experience success and gain the positive recognition of others.
700 hrs
Recognize possible learning and/or developmental problems. Participate in the development and implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs) for children with special needs.
700 hrs
Be aware of each child’s limitations and abilities, use guidance techniques accordingly and explain rules at child’s level of understanding.
700 hrs
Use a variety of positive guidance methods – such as listening, reinforcement and redirection.
700 hrs
Child Assessment - 27955 req. hrs
Gather information using the following procedures: record observations of the child / collect samples of the child’s work and play / produce audio or written records of conversations with child in both informal and formal contexts / obtain information from the child’s family / participate in the process of conducting informal assessments which are developmentally appropriate
650 hrs
Participate in the process of integrating various assessments, as appropriate.
650 hrs
Participate in the process of analyzing assessment information, as appropriate.
650 hrs
Participate in the periodic review of children’s progress for the purposes of future planning, intervention, referrals, and/or teaching strategies, as appropriate.
650 hrs
Participate in the process of setting long and short-range goals for individual children, as appropriate.
650 hrs
Identify children with possible special needs, make referrals, as appropriate.
650 hrs
Maintain up-to-date records concerning the growth, health, behavior, and progress of each child and the group and share the information with parents and appropriate center personnel.
650 hrs
Communication - 34555 req. hrs
Demonstrate mutual trust and respect for the values, attitudes, expectations and culture of other individuals.
440 hrs
Demonstrate fluency in oral and written language skills.
440 hrs
Communicate actively with each child – model good speech, listen carefully, respond actively to their expressions, converse with them, and build on their verbal and non-verbal understanding and vocabulary.
440 hrs
Communicate in a developmentally appropriate way.
440 hrs
Communicate with children, family members and colleagues in understandable formats, language and terminology (oral and written).
440 hrs
Provide an active program with daily opportunities for children to converse with each other and with adults while engaged in a variety of informal and formal activities.
440 hrs
Encourage the use of books and materials for writing and drawing.
440 hrs
Provide activities that encourage children to develop listening and comprehension skills.
440 hrs
Communicate behavioral choices and their consequences to children.
440 hrs
Recognize possible impairments or delays that affect hearing and speech, help families find resources, cooperate with treatment plans, and find ways to communicate positively with these children.
440 hrs
Report significant information to supervisor, either orally or in writing.
440 hrs
Share views and participate in discussions about teaching roles and strategies, children’s growth and development, children’s needs and program plans.
440 hrs
Contribute significantly to group discussion and decision-making.
440 hrs
Communicate regularly with family members; involve them in discussions and decision- making regarding children, program and philosophy.
440 hrs
Complete administrative records and forms.
440 hrs
Families in Society - 38795 req. hrs
Recognize the child’s family as the first and most enduring teachers.
265 hrs
Greet parents, establish rapport.
265 hrs
Establish and maintain partnerships with family members in which each recognizes the valuable contributions of the other.
265 hrs
Respect and appreciate the family composition and culture of each child.
265 hrs
Accommodate differences in families and cultural backgrounds in planning schedules and activities and adapt teaching roles and strategies to reflect differences in children’s needs as related to family and cultural backgrounds.
265 hrs
Encourage parents to talk about important family events and their children’s special interests and behavior at home. Share information frequently with parents about the child’s experiences.
265 hrs
Provide continuity of expectations and experiences between a child’s family and the childhood program.
265 hrs
Participate in parents’ meetings, open houses, parent conferences, as appropriate.
265 hrs
Help parents understand the development of their child and understand the child’s point of view.
265 hrs
Help parents develop realistic expectations for children’s behavior in ways that help avoid disciplinary problems (e.g., discussing how long children can sit still.)
265 hrs
Discuss problem behavior with parents in a constructive, supportive manner.
265 hrs
Offer parents information about health and social services and other resources in the community.
265 hrs
Follow up in a timely manner on actions agreed to at conferences with parents.
265 hrs
Involve families in classroom activities related to their culture, interests, abilities and talents.
265 hrs
Articulate program philosophy to parents; communicate and enforce program policies.
265 hrs
Negotiate differences with parents.
265 hrs

Technical Instruction

Safety and the Workplace
Child Safety and Security
# | 44 hrs
Child Abuse and Maltreatment: Identification, Prevention, Statutes, Regulations
# | 44 hrs
Program Staffing/Supervision Requirements
# | 44 hrs
Sanitation
# | 44 hrs
Record Keeping
# | 44 hrs
Ethics
# | 44 hrs
Childhood Diseases
# | 44 hrs
First Aid (6.5 hours minimum)
# | 44 hrs
Infant and Child CPR
# | 44 hrs
Sexual Harassment Preventing Training – must comply with Section 201-g of the Labor Law
# | 44 hrs