Educational Technician – Child and Youth Program Assistant (Early Childhood Teacher)

  • Department of the Navy, Child and Youth Programs
  • Washington DC
  • Jan 29, 2019
Full time Other

Job Description


The purpose of the Child and Youth Programs (CYP) Assistant is to provide appropriate developmental care and instruction for children ranging in age from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. The CYP Assistant works directly with children and youth, keeping them actively engaged, well-cared for, and safe while participating in the CYP. The CYP Assistant’s day includes helping children develop social skills such as making friends and conflict resolution; make healthy choices whether it be choosing nutritional snacks or appropriate recreational activities; build self-help and school readiness skills; and explore the environment around them. Collaborating with colleagues, the CYP Assistant arranges and maintains activity areas; develops games and play materials; and implements approved daily schedules, lesson plans and curricula, and activities. The CYP Assistant also follows program rules and national regulations to comply with licensing and accreditation requirements.