The Center for Young Children and Families at Plymouth State University is seeking an Early Childhood Associate Teacher who is committed, creative, intentional and reflective in their work with children and eager to grow their practices. They will work as part of a collaborative teaching team to assist in the design and implementation of engaging learning environments and play-based, constructivist curriculum that is responsive to childrenâs emergent interests and needs and demonstrates an anti-bias approach. We seek an educator who can support children in: developing a healthy sense of self in relationships with other people, collaborating and cooperating to solve problems, and engaging in strong and playful physical activity. They will use effective communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrate strength in developing relationships with children, peers, families and university students. They will strive to keep current with and utilize best practices in the field, serve as a model and support university student learning and use of these practices. The Early Childhood Associate Teacher will learn and utilize the Pyramid Model Framework and practices to promote and support social emotional competence and will demonstrate an understanding of and utilize positive approaches to guidance and discipline. They will be expected to demonstrate high professional and ethical standards. This position runs for ten months of the year (late August to mid June). Will perform other related duties and projects, as assigned.
Must meet the requirements of Associate Teacher under NH Child Care Licensing regulations
Plymouth State University offers high-quality baccalaureate, graduate and doctoral degree programs. Through research and innovative community partnerships, the University contributes to the economic, social, cultural, and environmental development of the North Country and Lakes Region of New Hampshire and beyond. Plymouth State University (PSU) is transforming the campus to create a first-of-its-kind university holistically organized around integrated clusters. Our goal is to provide a dynamic interdisciplinary and innovative learning environment. Students, faculty, staff, and community will connect to solve real-world challenges that will benefit people and organizations at all levels. We are a residential and comprehensive university with a warm and engaged learning community focused on teaching excellence and regional engagement. The University is located in the heart of the Lakes Region and White Mountains of New Hampshire and serves approximately 4,300 undergraduate and more than 2,000 graduate students. Our Integrated Cluster Learning Model amplifies the educational experience and strengthens the institution’s legacy of interdisciplinary study and applied experiential learnin...g. PSU students will work in teams with faculty and partners within 7 Integrated Clusters of degree programs: Exploration and Discovery; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Arts and Technologies; Health and Human Enrichment; Justice and Security; Education, Democracy and Social Change; and Tourism, Environment and Sustainable Development. Now is an exciting time to join Plymouth State and help shape our new kind of university and ultimately tomorrow’s leaders. Surrounded by lakes and mountains, PSU’s 170-acre campus provides students with an outstanding natural laboratory for learning and an ideal setting for outdoor recreation. PSU has consistently earned national recognition for its commitment to community service, environmental sustainability, academic excellence, and employee wellness.