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The Cortland Homer Afterschool Mentorship Program (CHAMP) is offered through the JM McDonald Sports Complex for boys and girls in grades K-6. CHAMP is an exciting NYS approved afterschool activity program designed to provide affordable, quality, and developmentally appropriate afterschool care to area youth. The CHAMP mission is “To provide a healthy, activity based after-school program for grade school students in the Cortland/Homer area that provides a mentorship connection with SUNY Cortland physical education majors through a NY State licensed childcare program.”
The CHAMP Program is based on a three-prong approach:
Planned physical activity (using SUNY Cortland P.E. Majors as mentors)
Healthy snack education and choices (called Snack Attack)
Creative classroom activities and homework help
The program utilizes the CATCH afterschool curriculum developed by Flaghouse (www.flaghouse.com), which is designed to teach kids the importance of eating healthy and being physically active. Additional program goals include:
Increase the physical activity levels of Cortland/Homer youth (K-6th grade).
Provide quality mentorship experiences for college students interested in working with youth.
Decrease the overweight and obesity levels of Cortland/Homer area youth.
REGISTRATION OPTIONS AND PRICING INFORMATION:
Part Time: 3 days per week or less on a regular basis ($130 per month for one child, $110 for every additional child via our Sibling Discount)
Full Time: 4-5 days per week on a regular basis ($190 per month for one child, $160 for every additional child via our Sibling Discount)
Scholarships will be available for families who qualify, made possible through the United Way. The application will take time to process.
CHAMP SCHOOL'S OUT:
This program is an extension of our CHAMP Afterschool Program that offers child care on days off from school. Children will participate in crafts, games, and other activities. Similar to the CHAMP Program, this program runs in accordance with the Cortland School District calendar. There is an additional cost to this program, and pre-registration is required.
CLICK HERE to register or for more info on CHAMP School's Out.
AVAILABLE POSITIONS: to apply please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
CHAMP Group Teacher
Childcare Director and Operations Manager
The CHAMP Group Teacher will work closely with the other CHAMP Group Teachers and the Childcare Director to support the childcare program. This position will require the teacher to:
Provide assistance to the other CHAMP teachers and children during program hours
Lead and facilitate activities given from the Childcare Director
Follow a schedule and instructions
Serve as support to other teachers and staff in the building
Have strong communication skills with other CHAMP teachers as well as the Childcare Director
Responsible for the care of the children during program hours
Responsible to report situations of child abuse or maltreatment of any kind
The CHAMP program runs after school from 3 pm-6 pm Monday-Friday
An Associates degree or higher in: child development, elementary education, physical education, recreation or a related field.
Also accepted: A School-Age Child Care Credential or other Office-Recognized Credential specific to the school-age development period.
At least one year of experience working with children less than 13 years of age
Or a High School diploma (or its equivalent) and two years of direct experience working with children less than 13 years of age.