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The Teacher, Child Development Center (CDC) is responsible for planning and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum for children in the Child Development Center as prescribed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The Teacher, CDC sets up the physical environment to meet changing needs, maintains a safe, clean, and pleasant environment, models and instructs other adults in best practice, and provides information to parents regarding their children as well as general child development information. The Teacher, CDC completes developmental assessments on each child participating in the program, maintains observational records relating to each child's developmental progress, and conducts parent conferences with each participating family. The Teacher, CDC assists in supervising and evaluating University student performance in the Child Development Center.
Description of Primary Duties:
The Teacher, Child Development Center (CDC) is responsible for planning and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum for children in the Child Development Center as prescribed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The Teacher, CDC sets up the physical environment to meet changing needs, maintains a safe, clean, and pleasant environment, models and instructs other adults in best practice, and provides information to parents regarding their children as well as general child development information.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
Education: A Bachelor's degree in child and family development, early childhood education (ECE), or a closely related field is required by the first day of employment.
Experience: Two years of experience in child development or education with children is preferred. Supervisory experience is preferred. Experience with at-risk children is preferred.
Skills: Strong oral and written communication skills are required. Excellent interpersonal skills are required. An understanding of early childhood growth and development, as well as the ability to apply this understanding to appropriate activities, is required. Must be able to instruct adults by role modeling in interactions with preschool children and their families. Must be able to oversee individual children and a small group of children simultaneously. A general knowledge of nutrition, health, and first aid is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
License: Certification for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid are required or must be obtained within thirty days of employment.
Other: Must be able to maintain visual contact with physical area occupied by infants, toddlers, or pre-school children. Must be able to get up and down from the floor, move quickly, and lift a minimum of 10 pounds. Successful completion of the screening process for the Family Care Safety Registry is required. Must attend required child care licensing training (12 clock hours).
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Official transcripts will be required at time of hire.
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