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What is it like to work at ERfC School-Age Centers?
ERfC School-Age Centers operate in Enfield Public Schools. Centers operate during the school year, from the first to the last day of school. Centers are open from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm. Positions are available for a morning or afternoon shift. Some employees do work both shifts.
Center Administrators supervise all staff and volunteers at each School-Age Center. All ERfC Centers are licensed with the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood Education. The staff to children ratio is 1:10. Parents normally enroll their children for a full school year. Drop-in is not allowed. ERfC School-Age Centers typically enroll 40-50 children.
In the Before-School time, children are served a light breakfast, work on homework and also get an opportunity to participate in morning sports and cooperative games. School breakfast is also available at some schools.
The After-School time begins when the school day ends. Most programs begin in the school all-purpose room with an afternoon snack and time to socialize with friends. Children are in grade-level teams. After they have competed snack, students move with their teams to a variety of activities, including indoor/outdoor sports and games, homework time, learning centers, arts & crafts and a variety of academic support or enrichment activities.
All ERfC staff participate in training activities throughout the school year. Staff is passionate about our mission to help kids learn, reach their goals, and contribute to their communities. Our programs support kids and help them achieve measurable progress and success both academically and socially. This means our staff gain real and practical experience in delivering academic and enrichment programming—all while changing lives.
No wonder many of our Team Leaders come back year after year!
Head Teacher Certification:
Each ERfC School-Age Center has a certified Head Techer, normally Center Administrator. Additional Head Teachers work at each Center as assistants. Individuals must obtain Head Teacher Certification is from the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood Education. Employees who meet the academic requirements Head Teacher prior to joining the ERfC staff have a head-start on achieving certification and on advancement within the agency. Requirements for certification are as follows:
- Twelve (12) credits in early childhood education or child development, elementary education, recreation, group social work or a related field from an accredited institution of higher education with program approval from the Board of Governors of Higher Education AND at least five hundred and forty (540) hours of documented supervised experience over a nine (9) month span of time working with unrelated children age five (5) to twelve (12). OR
- A four (4) year college degree in elementary education, recreation, group social work or a related field from an accredited institution of higher education with program approval from the Board of Governors of Higher Education AND at least two hundred and seventy (270) hours of documented supervised experience working with unrelated children age five (5) to twelve (12).
For more information, visit http://ctcharts.org/.