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Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.
Background Check Statement:
Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
Eligibility for Employment:
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The primary purpose of the Early Childhood Preschool Assistant Teacher is to provide responsive care and education to young children while working in a teaching team.
Duties of the position include:
Establish a safe, healthy and nurturing environment that will meet the individual needs of each child.
Responsible for instruction and supervision of young children.
Use Creative Curriculum, emergent curriculum and NC Foundations for Early Learning as the basis for assisting with planning and implementing classroom activities and experiences.
Assist with the documentation of children's development and learning.
Contributing to the development and implementation of weekly lesson plans based on children's interests.
Ability to collect/record routine information effectively in written form regarding child development, progress reports, and observations.
Keep up-to-date on current issues and trends in the field of early childhood education by attending conferences/workshops/training and through professional memberships.
Meet requirements mandated by the NC DCDEE and environmental rating scales.
Responsible to guide aides in assisting with the implementation of lesson plans and delivering educational activities.
Provide feedback to co-workers and families on developmental progress of children and program reminders on a daily/weekly basis.
Ensure that children are supervised at all times and ratios are maintained.
Ensure completion of required governmental and facility forms.
Upkeep and cleanliness of the classroom areas, kitchen duties, laundry and other health department requirements.
Have knowledge of and be able to recognize common symptoms of childhood illness. Record and document any incidences that occur.
Ability to provide preventative/corrective measures, respond to, and record/document first aid occurrences as needed.
Assist in Emergency Drills, making sure that children are safe, secure, and assured in case of emergency. Responsible to have all emergency information in possession in case of evacuation. Inform aides of policy and procedures for classroom drills.
Collaborate with approved community resources to enhance delivery of quality educational services to children and families.
Work with intervention specialists to provide inclusive environments for all children, supporting educational plans for individual children.
Ability to provide effective and professional verbal and written feedback to parents regarding daily interactions.
Participate in professional training, workshops and continuing education.
Successful experience in Appalachian State University early childhood programs.
At least two years of preschool teaching experience in a licensed child care facility.
Associates degree in early childhood education, child development or closely related field or working towards obtaining degree with at least fifty credit hours earned.
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.
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