1. Visually scan all areas of the classroom/play area continuously.
2. Continuously move about your assigned area.
3. Look for potential problems before they happen.
EXAMPLES: Children having a heated argument that might erupt into a
fight; a game which is beginning to get rough; a child who is dominating a
game to the frustration of others; glass or other dangerous objects on
playground; groups of children just standing or moving as a group.
4.When a child complains to you, look into the problem even if it seems
petty at first. Talk it out with them and try to get them to solve their own problem.
(NOTE: If a child has reported something of a serious nature such as
hitting, foul language or racial slurs, investigate immediately. And if necessary bring child to Director.)
5.It is not necessary for an adult to witness a problem before action is
taken. When an incident occurs fill out incident report.
6.Check the bathroom frequently but do not leave the class area unless
another adult is supervising; notify Director of needed supplies and
7.Avoid all but the briefest conversations. Ask children and adults
supervising not to distract you by "visiting" while you are supervising.
Encourage "chronic" visitors to enter a game with their peers.
1. Save Director referrals for extreme behavior, such as the following:
b. defiance of you or other adult
c. destroying property
e. dangerous substance or item
f. repeated non-severe problems after 2 or 3 warnings/"talking to's" refer to Director.
2. Solve as many problems as possible without a punishment.
a. Two children are arguing over who is first in line. Tell them you
will think of a number between one and ten. The one who gets the
closest is in front.
b. Two children are unable to get along one day. Separate into two different classes even if in the same age group. When one is outside the other is in and we rotate.
c. Children are arguing over whether a child is "out." Have them play it
over or have them vote and the majority rules.
3.When a consequence is called for, assign a consequence such as one
of the following:
a. benching for a portion or all of the free time;
b. making the child follow you wherever you go for 5 or 10 minutes
without talking to you or others;
c. child who misuses and item cannot use that item for the rest of class
d. child has to sit out of class participation
- Stage Management
- Food Service
- Visual Arts
- Youth Services
- Community Outreach
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18