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Student Employment

Student Employment

Job Title: Student Worker
Responsible to: Supervisory Teacher/ Site Director/ Associate Director
General Duties: Responsible for assisting the supervisory teacher in the classroom and with daily activities

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I. Daily Duties

  1. Greet each parent and child in the classroom
  2. Contribute toward the total functioning of the classroom, supervision and classroom cleanliness
  3. Responsible for the welfare, health, and safety of all children
  4. Maintains appropriate interactions with staff, children and parents
  5. Being punctual for scheduled shift
  6. Carries out the center rules and regulations
  7. Maintains overall professionalism

II. Periodic Duties

  1. Assist with supervision of the children while on off campus field trips

III. Occasional Duties

  1. Maintain the safety of children in case of emergency
  2. Willing to work and help out in the kitchen if needed




All students must complete orientation prior to participation at the University School for Young Children.

State Registration

Prior to attendance at the University School for Young Children, you must complete a Child-Care and Elder-Care Worker Registration form and submit it to the Missouri Department of Health so a background check may be performed.

First Aid and Infant/Child CPR Certification

All practicum students and student employees are expected to complete training in Pediatric First Aid and Infant/Child CPR. You will be informed of available training opportunities.

Medical Examination and TB Test

The state of Missouri requires that every person working in a child care setting with children have a medical examination and TB test.


Students must submit a current transcript each semester they work or participate in a practicum at the University School for Young Children.

Attendance Policy

We depend on our students to be here and must arrange for a substitute if they are not. Be punctual and remain at the School for your entire scheduled block of time. Please do not schedule appointments during your lab or work time.

Absences are allowed only for illness or emergencies. If you are going to be absent, leave a message with the operations supervisor at (573) 290-5135. Do not leave e-mails as they may not be checked prior to your scheduled time. Call the School (573) 290-5135 by 7:30 a.m., when you are ill or prior to your scheduled time if you are going to be five or more minutes late. This is extremely important. Failure to call in ahead of a scheduled laboratory time will result in an unexcused absence. Unexcused absences may not be made up and will result in grade reductions.

If you have missed a scheduled practicum, you must make arrangements to make up the missed time. It is your responsibility to contact the operations supervisor within one week to arrange a make-up time, or the absence will be considered unexcused.


When students drive to the University School for Young Children, they may not park in the parking lot designated for parents. Talk to the operations supervisor or your lead teacher about acceptable places to park.


University School for Young Children
2089 Bessie St.
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701