City of Astoria
  • 31-Aug-2021 to 30-Sep-2021 (PST)
  • Sprouts Learning Center
  • Astoria, OR, USA
  • 14.75+ DOE
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Sick leave per Oregon Leave Law


The Lil' Sprouts Academy is a child care facility and preschool within the Astoria Parks & Recreation Department. The program operates five classrooms at Astoria Recreation Center serving ages six months to 5 years (Pre-Kindergarten). We offer a caring environment with a unique blend of child-driven discovery, progressive learning, dynamic recreation and health and wellness. Our wish it to provide children with a loving, stimulating, safe and happy experience. Lil' Sprouts is open to children Monday - Friday 7:30AM-5:30PM.

While operating during times of increased concern over health and wellness, increased sanitization and preventative measures have been implemented in order to continue to provide a safe, healthy and supportive environment for children, their families and our staff. As such, protocols and procedures listed in the job duties below and provided during training are expected to be carried out precisely at all times.

Please make sure to include details of your experience working with children on your application, resume or cover letter.


1. Supervises and ensures the safety of the children in your assigned class in compliance with program training and guidelines.

2. Maintains proper caregiver to child ratios as assigned.

3. Plans and implements early childhood curriculum appropriate for the age group and skill level you are assigned to provide a quality educational opportunities.

4. Coordinates and implements children's daily scheduled routines including eating, feeding, diaper changes, toilet training, resting/napping, classroom schedules and activities.

5. Follows procedures for cleaning according to the Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting Frequency Table by the National Association for Education of Young Children.


  • Uses classroom rosters to track attendance throughout the day, ensuring that all children are safe and accounted for at all times.
  • Monitors parent and guardian pick up and checkout procedures, and ensures all paperwork and documentation has been properly completed.
  • Ensures safe use of classroom and Port of Play equipment, toys, furniture, etc.
  • Intervenes and manages children's behaviors, as needed. Provides necessary and appropriate consequences to help manage challenging behavior and communicates with management when child behavior becomes unmanageable or unsafe.
  • Builds positive, enriching relationships with children and their families by providing an encouraging and supportive environment at all times; communicates regularly with parents and guardians regarding student's progress and behavior.
  • Provides parents and guardians with accident or incident reports for signature or review if needed.
  • Provides Recreation Manager with a weekly list of classroom and supply needs to ensure plans are being implemented and goals are being met.
  • Assists in the implementation of monthly safety drills.
  • Follows laws of mandatory reporting.
  • Communicates effectively to participants, provides information and assistance to participants regarding general inquiries, programs, and schedules.
  • Ensures the safety, cleanliness and organization of classrooms and other trafficked areas, by assisting with daily cleaning tasks like wiping down furniture, sweeping, mopping, washing and sanitizing dishes and toys, and laundering soiled towels and clothing.
  • Assists with implementation of special events and activities.
  • Assists in responding to emergency situations in the work place by following the emergency action plan, contacting the appropriate agencies, and documenting incidents and necessary.
  • Keeps certifications current according to assigned role.
  • Displays excellent communication skills required in working with coworkers/public, including the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under
  • Demonstrates abilities to work collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
  • Maintains punctual, regular and predictable attendance.
  • Maintains a neat and professional appearance and follows dress code protocol where assigned.
  • Respectfully takes direction from the supervisor.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and guidelines as described in the City of Astoria Personnel Manual; Parks and Recreation Department Manual; Lil' Sprouts Manual; Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting Frequency Table and other documentation related to this position.


This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.


  1. Must be 18 years or older.
  2. One year experience in a child care facility, school or working with children.
  3. Ability to pass a City-required background check which includes criminal and sex offender records checks.
  4. City employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021 (medical or religious exceptions may apply).


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively to children, families, co-workers and supervisors.


Has the minimal skills necessary to operate a computer to complete online training requirements and timekeeping.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and taste or smell. Employees will be engaging and keeping up with active children; running, jumping, crawling, walking, etc.

Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of the background check process.

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