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Care Educator

Position located near IUPUI Campus! (position is part of the Community Work-study program at IUPUI) (2.1 miles from Campus)


This position is limited to IUPUI Student candidates with a Federal Work-Study award. To verify you have a Federal Work-Study award, please go to your Account, Student Center, Financial Aid Summary. If you have an award, it will be listed with the rest of your financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships, etc.). You may also email the Office of Student Financial Services at to inquire about eligibility.



Includes Specialty Areas in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Music, Health & Human Services, Computer Science, Fine Arts, Technology, and Physical Education



The intern and work-study program at Charity Cares Early Academy provides an opportunity for students to gain quality experiences in a community-based early childhood setting supporting children and families of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Students will be actively engaged with Charity’s staff, children, and families utilizing a co-teaching model through experiential, work-based learning. We provide an opportunity for students to implement professional skills and talents, exude positive energy, and gain holistic feedback. 



  1. Assist Lead Care Educators with the children’s daily care and education routines
  2. Implement daily schedules, care routines, lesson plans, and schedules
  3. Document children’s care and education, daily routines, developmental milestones, and other necessary information
  4. Maintain Care Space duties that are equally shared among ALL Care Space Staff completed Daily, Weekly, Monthly, or As Needed Basis
  5. Maintain all required classroom recordkeeping, child reports and assessments, and monthly professional development training
  6. Maintain a calm, organized, structured, stimulating, nurturing environment where children are cared for, thrive, learn and play
  7. Maintain a clean, safe, and healthy environment for children in care; monitor children’s health; and report any suspected abuse
  8. Maintain compliance of all governing policies, standards, and regulations for Charity, FSSA licensing, Paths to Quality, and NECPA accreditation
  9. Maintain confidentiality with families (per direction of Lead Staff) and with other staff members
  10. Maintain open communication with children, families (per direction of Lead Staff), classroom staff, and other staff members
  11. Provide daily implementation of the assigned schedule, lesson plans, and activities to promote individual child goal progression
  12. Provide direct engagement and interaction that supports emotional, social, physical and cognitive development
  13. Provide loving care and education to all children in care and establish routines that promote and encourage positive guidance
  14. Provide positive guidance, establish predictable routines, and implement positive, affirming discipline techniques as necessary
  15. Provide quality supervision, both sight and sound, with children continuously throughout the day while maintaining ratios
  16. Additional duties as deemed necessary to maintain the overall success of Charity







Charity Cares Early Academy operates within the confines of all governing agencies. For this position, students who most closely match the following criteria will be considered for employment:

  1. Have completed at minimum nine or more credits in Early Childhood, Elementary Education, or Health & Human Services; or earned a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential; OR Candidates with prior documented experience in Music, Health & Human Services, Computer Science, Fine Arts, Technology, and Physical Education
  2. Complete the required professional development commitment of 24 hours annually
  3. Possess the ability, competence, and knowledge to implement program rules and regulation
  4. Respect and love for children and their families
  5. Maintain a disposition to work positively within a Team


Participating students will increase their future employability through skills gained in our environment. Students will learn to manage the classroom environment simultaneously, provide early care and education to young children, positively guide child behavior, and assist with the organization of Care Spaces and resources in ways that promote an engaging environment that supports child safety and learning. Charity is a fast-paced environment that requires attentiveness and care. The skill most gained from this learning experience is direct support to young children and their families. Additional skills include:

  1. Problem Solver
  2. Communicator
  3. Innovator
  4. Community Contributor



  1. 15.00 - 20.00
  2. Additional earnings based upon experience and education