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Extended Day Team Member SY 23-24

Website AppleTree

About AppleTree

AppleTree focuses exclusively on Preschool and Pre-K education with a mission of closing the achievement gap before students get to kindergarten. We provide free, full-day public charter school programming for three- and four-year olds in 12 locations across Washington, DC, employing our innovative and award winning instructional model, called Every Child Ready (ECR). This instructional model provides educators with tools and resources for “What to Teach”, “How to Teach” and “How to Measure Success.” Our instructional model is also used with partners across the nation. We continuously test and improve this model through feedback from AppleTree educators, partners and other stakeholders to ensure that children are learning and exploring through play and appropriate instruction.

Position Summary

Extended Day Team Members collaborate with other team members to create a seamless transition between the regular school day and extended day, providing enriching activities that support language and literacy development for AELPCS students. Regular components of the role include recreation, performing and visual arts, interactive reading, math and science activities. Extended Day Team Members use their knowledge of the development of young children and the ways in which young children learn to support the social, emotional and cognitive development of young children.

The Extended Day Team Member is a part-time, non-supervisory position and reports to the Principal.

Duties and Responsibilities

Establishes rich and engaging physical extended day learning environments

  • Works with the principal and instructional staff to support extended day’s alignment with regular day curriculum
  • Creates safe, clean, attractive and engaging extended day spaces
  • Ensures the extended day contains sufficient supplies and materials for all children
  • Encourages children’s ownership and contributions to the extended day program

Creates environments and instructional opportunities that meet the needs of diverse learners

  • Actively supports a diversity of learners in their classrooms
  • Provides additional support for students in need of remediation and differentiation in the classroom with the assistance of the instructional team
  • Fosters tolerance and a sense of community in the extended day program, modeling and explicitly teaching acceptance and appreciation of others

Supports the development of young children’s early literacy, language, math, science and social studies skills using intentional, playful and engaging instruction

  • Plans and implements intentional, systematic, playful and engaging activities that support the development of these skills
  • Plans adequate time for student talk and encourages children’s language use throughout the afternoon
  • Plans and integrates instructional activities that promote children’s understanding of the way things work and the world around them in alignment with the AELPCS’s instructional program
  • Skillfully motivates students to participate in activities than support the development of their early literacy and language skills

Contributes to a community of practice

  • Plans collaboratively and shares ideas and resources with extended day team
  • Actively participates in professional development opportunities provided and seeks out additional professional development
  • Fulfills the standards of professionalism including appropriate dress, attendance and timeliness
  • Completes necessary paperwork (including, but not limited to lesson plans, accident and incident reports, supply requests)
  • Communicates regularly with parents and principal about student behavioral successes or concerns
  • Assists with supervision of students during enrichment activities

Hours and Salary:

20-25 hours per week, typically between the hours of 12:00pm and 6:00pm. Pay is $17hour.


  • Must be energetic, reliable and demonstrate a commitment to AppleTree’s mission and values
  • Strong communication skills to ensure effective, positive interactions with staff, parents and children
  • Previous experience developing and leading activities for young children aged 3-5 preferred
  • Current college students or individuals with paraprofessional credentials are encouraged to apply
  • Bilingual candidates also encouraged to apply


The preceding description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals in this role and is not designed to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of the Extended Day Team Member. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

AppleTree’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

At AppleTree, we endeavor to foster an environment where each person’s true self and experience is welcome. We believe that only with a diverse and inclusive environment can you truly celebrate and support all students, families, and staff. Our commitment to diversity is founded on the belief that our community is strengthened by the vibrant exchange that occurs when individuals with different backgrounds, abilities, and heritages share their various perspectives with one another.

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