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.