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Location: Franklin, MA Category: Faculty Posted On: Mon Jul 1 2019 Job Description:
The Preschool Teacher of the Children's Center will support the development and implementation of a quality early childhood program including: the design of age appropriate curriculum, organization and maintenance of the classroom environment. This is a part-time teaching position and includes attending Monday afternoon staff and curriculum planning meetings.
Supervision Received: Reports to the Director of the Children's Center.
Assist in the administration and operation of the Children's Center in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC), and the accreditation standards established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC);
Work effectively as part of a teaching team alongside other teachers and lead teachers in the program;
Collaborate with teaching teams to support the development and implementation of age-appropriate curriculum that meets the individual ability, interests, and needs of children two years nine months to six years of age;
Assist in organizing and maintaining a classroom that is challenging, clean, orderly, and safe.Work with the teaching team to ensure the aesthetics of the physical space and the learning center activities invite exploration and participation.Replenish and/or rotate supplies and materials as needed meeting the needs of all children;
Contribute to an effective communication model with parents, to include regular consultations and at least one parent conference on each child every six months as assigned by the assistant director;
Provide assessment data and documentation that contributes to the preparation of at least one written progress report on each child every six months, as assigned by the assistant director and/or director;
Complete developmental checklists, prepare conference written reports, and maintain individual portfolios;
Assist in maintaining accurate records of children's attendance, and ensure that they are accurate at all times;
Model early childhood best practice as you train, evaluate, and work with student teachers, work study students, interns, and volunteers;
Act as a resource to and work effectively with college students from various departments fulfilling course requirements;
Assist in the development of educational goals and behavior management strategies for individual children;
Participate in staff meetings, curriculum planning meetings, and after school events such as parent meetings, workshops, and family events;
Keep abreast of current research and trends in early childhood by actively seeking opportunities for professional development;
Keep records documenting a minimum of 12 hours per year of training (part-time) or 20 hours per year (full-time) as required by the Department of Early Education and Care;
Responsible for keeping personal health information current, PQ Registry, as well as other records required by the Department of Early Education and Care;
Maintain current first aid and CPR certification as required by DEEC;
Responsible for coordinating positioning both indoors and outside with teammates to maximize supervision and ensure that the team knows the whereabouts and activities of all the children in their care at all times;
Other duties as assigned.
A bachelor's degree in early childhood education or a related field, including four courses in early childhood education from an accredited institution;
Preschool teacher qualified by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC);
Successfully complete CORI/SORI and fingerprinting.
Preschool lead teacher qualified by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
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Internal Number: 112500
About Dean College
Dean College is a not-for-profit institution that is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Today, Dean serves over 1,200 full-time students and close to 200 part-time students, for a full enrollment close to 1,400 and more than 25,000 alumni. The College's future is based soundly upon its rich history of developing programs that meet the changing individual needs of students. Owning an endowment of over $37.5M, Dean emphasizes individual attention and prepares students for further studies or employment upon graduation. Dean's beautiful 100-acre campus is located only 30 miles from Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, RI, and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus.