Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc
  • 13-Mar-2020 to 08-May-2020 (EST)
  • South Bend, IN, USA
  • 8.50
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

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The Excel Center Northern Indiana is a high-quality free public school for adults (18 and older) that provides coursework toward completion of a high school diploma. We offer students a structured learning environment, an accelerated format, small classes and individualized attention that meets the unique needs of adults who are working to obtain their high school diploma.



The Kids Excel child development program is designed to provide free, temporary, short-term childcare for the students of the Excel Center until regular childcare is located. The child development center is available when students are studying on site or are in class and will serve children ages 7 weeks up to 12 years of age.


The early childhood assistant ensures the safe and caring management and instruction of all the children entrusted to Kids Excel. This includes monitoring children in the center, serving snacks, and facilitating learning opportunities utilizing HighScope curriculum for the children while in their care. Additionally, the assistant will help keep parents informed of policies and procedures at the center.



High school diploma and/or G.E.D required

Continuing Education in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or related field preferred.



1 year experience in a childcare setting

Course work/training in early childhood development a plus

Child/infant CPR certified or willing to obtain required

Has working knowledge of computer programs to perform clerical tasks: Microsoft Outlook, Google Applications, Excel, Word and web browsers.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Must possess excellent customer service skills

Flexible, energetic, and detail oriented

Have the ability to juggle multiple duties

Ability to resolve conflicts

Must be at least 18 years old

Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug test



Facilitates hands-on interactive learning experiences working with children directly

Assists in the registration process of children

Updates and ensures accuracy of student files

Maintains regular communication with parents regarding services, enrollment, scheduling or routine changes, special events for the child(ren)

Assists in achieving of short- and long-term goals for Kids Excel

Contributes ideas for the development and facilitates the execution of the curriculum and program activities

Participates in regular team meetings

Other duties as assigned by the Kids Excel coordinator


Additional information:

Hours of Operation: Hours range from 8:30 am 8:00 pm Monday-Thursday, and 8:00 am -noon on Friday. Hours will vary depending on need.



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