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Location: West Hartford, CT Category: School for Young Children Posted On: Wed Jun 2 2021 Job Description:
The School for Young Children seeks applicants for a Part-Time Preschool Teacher. This role performs standard teacher responsibilities in the classroom with all the aspects of the routines. The teacher facilitates appropriate modeling practices as outlined for a model laboratory school.
Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):
Plans curriculum and designs the environment as guided by CT's ELDS, SYC's curriculum document, and NAEYC accreditation standards. Pays particular attention to SYC's curriculum that guide Small Group Time, the Learning Environment, and Developing Curriculum for the Content Areas.
Spends sufficient time prior to and following each daily session to prepare the classroom. An "inviting environment" is arranged at the onset of each day. The classroom/hallway environment is monitored to provide a quality experience for children; materials are rotated and environment is free of clutter.
Develops weekly lesson plans, Learning Experience Charts, and CT's ELDS standards document sheet (bi-weekly) for families/visitors to view. SYC's curriculum document and NAEYC's accreditation standards are used as guidance tools for developing lesson plans.
Engages in reflective teaching practices modifying curriculum and lesson plans as needed to support the learning environment and to guide short and long term learning goals for children. Assessment outcomes are used as one reflective tool to plan curriculum and modify environments to support the development for all children.
Assesses children annually using the CT ELDS. The Child Profile Sheet is documented once per year. Outcomes are formally shared with families. Narratives, work samples, and photos are used to supplement assessment forms.
Supports SYC in maintaining NAEYC accreditation status by participating in various activities during re-accreditation cycles. Throughout each year, maintains the NAEYC classroom portfolio. The portfolio is reviewed at least once per month to assess sections in need of updating.
Welcomes families into the program and communicates regularly with them about their children's activities and progress through conversations, written communication, assessment documentation, and teacher-family conferences. Supports a welcoming environment for families by doing such things as attending school family events such as picnics & fundraisers.
Implements positive classroom management strategies that define clear and consistent expectations throughout the year. Utilizes positive child guidance techniques that support individual children as well as the community of learners.
Supports the professional development of TA's and college students through modeling appropriate practice and supportive interactions. Collaborates with the college student coordinator and college faculty members to integrate college students in the classroom for observation sessions and as teachers in training.
Follows school policies and procedures as outlined in the SJC and SYC handbooks. Submits paperwork such as time sheets, surveys and other documents in timely manner. Monitors all school communications through the SJC email account and alert systems.
Continues to grow professionally by attending staff meetings, workshops, courses, and other sources of professional development (reading, networking, etc.)
Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
3 or more years working in an early childhood education program
Experience in a model laboratory school preferred
Demonstrated ability to work in an active school environment
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with fellow teachers
Positive organizational, interpersonal, and customer service skills; excellent oral and written skills and ability to communicate comfortably with students, colleagues, and external constituents
Ability to work in a fast paced, customer service environment with patience, flexibility and attention to detail
Possess solid general computer skills, including ability to work in a Windows environment. Familiarity with specific applications used by the University/Department a plus.
Demonstrated ability to recognize and appropriately handle matters of a confidential nature
Professional, courteous demeanor and appearance; ability to work professionally with students, faculty, staff and administration and represent the College professionally to the public
Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population
Physical ability to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff and strongly encourages applications from women and people of color.
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.