The Assistant Lead Infant-Toddler Teacher works as a member of the Infant-Toddler Room teaching team with an Associate Lead Teacher. The Assistant Lead Teacher works cooperatively with the other classroom teachers to plan and support the implementation of a model infant program. The Assistant Lead Teacher acts as a model for classroom aides and practicum students: teaching appropriate skills and techniques by example.
This position is for the academic year which is a nine month term of service, September to June. Some part time work may be available during summer term.
AA Degree in Early Childhood Education or equivalent. One full year of continuous teaching experience with infants and toddlers in an early childhood center.
Teachers must :
maintain continuous enrollment in the Office of Child Care Central Background Registry;
be current with Infant-Child First Aid/CPR;
have a current Oregon Food Handler's card;
be trained in and know the state laws regarding reporting suspected child abuse.
BA or BA in progress in ECE, Child Development, Child, Youth and Family Studies is strongly preferred.
Knowledge and experience with RIE and Reggio-inspired teaching practices.
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