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Job Closing Date
This position will remain open until two (2) full-time positions are filled.
UC Merced offers generous benefits effective day one of employment.
Upon offer phase, all credentials, proof of degree, transcripts, and permits will be required.
Please feel free to add core curriculum courses or transcripts to resume to facilitate review.
This position is eligible for the UC Merced Employee Referral Program (ERP).
About UC Merced
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration, and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable, and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities for highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project nearly doubled the physical capacity of the campus, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.
To set the course of UC Merced's evolution, in 2021 UC Merced will enact its first-ever 10-year strategic plan. This plan will guide how the values of equity and justice influence our pathway toward earning Carnegie R1 research status, growing enrollment, upholding our identity as a minority-serving institution, and operationalizing how commitments to equity, diversity and inclusion are enacted within each campus unit. UC Merced is expected to engage in sophisticated thinking, planning, and implementation of actions that effectively diversify the professoriate and staff, improve campus climate for all campus constituency groups, and strengthen our equity, diversity, and inclusion infrastructure and capacity.
About the Job
Under supervision is responsible for planning and implementing a quality, developmentally appropriate program for young children. Work cooperatively with other ECEC staff to coordinate and put into action an individualized program for the children in their assigned classroom and in ECEC activities. Participates in preparing and putting into practice age-appropriate language arts, social studies, cognitive arts, science, art, music, social and emotional development, nutrition, multi-cultural awareness, and physical development experiences for the children in their group. Sustain with the classroom team all required documentation and paperwork for the children assigned and classroom group, as per mandates and ECEC procedures.
Maintains program quality, adhering to Title 22 State Licensing regulations, National Accreditation Commission of Early Care and Education (NAC), and other best practices program standards and requirements that the ECEC adopts.
Promotes partnerships with parents and encourages parent participation in the classroom, the ECEC, and during parent/teacher conferencing and activities. Promotes a constructive working relationship with the ECEC staff, children, and families through conflict resolution, effective communication, and participation in problem-solving activities.
1. CLASSROOM AND DIRECT SERVICES
Plans, initiates, and implements quality classroom programming for children. Using UC Merced ECEC philosophy as a foundation and working with the classroom team, plan and implement developmentally age-appropriate activities for the individuals and group of children in an assigned classroom. These activities and experiences will be provided both indoors and outdoors. The environments (indoors and outdoors) will be planned to provide appropriate, rich, engaging, explorative, diverse, child-initiated, and teacher-initiated learning experiences. Opportunities in the following areas, but not limited to these areas, will be made available: cognitive skills, language and literacy, art, social studies, science, physical development, social/emotional development, diversity, problem-solving, health, nutrition, safety and music. Activities and experiences will be developed from the children's interests, based on their individual and group skills and needs. Participates in classroom meetings to develop written lesson planning with activities to support individual goals and needs of the children through the interactive Floorbook processes. Implements written lesson planning, Floorbook activities, and scheduling, taking into consideration any needed changes due to the needs of the children in the classroom or unforeseen events/activities. Interacts with the children in a responsive, nurturing manner. These interactions are verbal and non-verbal. Participates in activities such as all child-related routines and transitions, conflict resolution, behavior management, case management, documentation, observation, anecdotal notes, portfolio and children's file maintenance, and other daily classroom necessities in relation to the care and education of young children. Provides class field trips onto the campus and Merced community accessible by CatTracks and public transportation. Maintains a safe and healthy environment for the children. This may include, and not exclusive to the following activities: cleaning surfaces (mopping, disinfecting, sanitizing), laundry, picking up materials, sweeping the playground, handling biohazard-infected materials, administering first aid/CPR, caring for ill children, medication administration, etc. Works with children for 8 hours of classroom time, prep time is during nap or as scheduled.
2. WORK COOPERATIVELY WITH ECEC CENTER STAFF AND UC MERCED CAMPUS
Attends and participates in staff meetings and required training. Attends and participates in parent meetings/activities/work days, at least once per year. Fulfills obligations for Title 22, National Accreditation Commission of Early Care and Education Programs (NAC) and any other best practices or program requirements that the ECEC adopts. Submits, with co-teacher(s) assistance, all required paperwork to the Assistant Director or Director as designated. Works with ECEC staff, parents, children, UC Merced affiliates, and Merced community members with a professional demeanor. Continues professional growth to maintain a valid California Child Development Permit. Provides orientation, supervision, and direction for student workers, volunteers, and research students.
3. PARENT PARTNERSHIPS
Conducts a parent orientation and interview prior to the child's first day in the program. Schedules parent/teacher conferences twice per program year and as needed through the request of the parent or teacher. Interacts with parents daily during drop off, welcoming them into the class and exchange of information, and during pick up, saying good bye and exchange of information. Promoting parent participation within the classroom and for other parent oriented ECEC activities. In conjunction with the ECEC, inform parents of policies and procedures, upcoming events, current issues and information in the form of announcements, reminders, article reprints, newsletters, parent meetings, workshops, emails and website portal. With co-teacher(s), maintain classroom parent information, including: Floorbooks, documentation panels, lesson plans, special classroom events and daily schedule. With co-teacher(s), develop monthly articles for ECEC Bobcat Kittens Newsletter.
4. With Director, Assistant Director, parents, and others assist in the annual program evaluation and goal setting process.
Must have a valid Child Development Teacher Permit or higher from the California Commission of Teacher Credentialing. Required
Must meet all Title 22 requirements for employment. Required
Associate degree: ECE/Child Development or related field Required
Bachelor's degree: ECE/Child Development or related field Preferred
Experience in an Early Childhood Care classroom for a minimum of 3 years. Required
A minimum of 3 units in Infant/Toddler Development from an accredited college with a B grade or better. A.S./A.A. degree is required, or an appropriate combination of education and experience in Child Development or related field. Required
Familiarity of PITC practices, NAEYC criteria, Title 5 program requirements and project approach/Creative Curriculum/emergent curriculum preferred.
This staff member must have the ability to provide professional early childhood education services to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, display a professional demeanor and be able to maintain the confidentiality of information and materials.
Proficiency in writing and speaking in English.
Background check and fingerprinting will be required.
How to Apply: An online application is required for each position to apply. The University of California, Merced is aware that some web-based application processes may be cumbersome for differently abled applicants. Where appropriate, alternative accommodations will be provided. For applicants with disabilities who need additional assistance using TAM, or reasonable accommodations during the interview or search process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of California, Merced is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, pregnancy, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or other protected categories covered by the UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy. UC Merced intentionally promotes and maintains a discrimination- and harassment-free workplace by demonstrating it neither condones nor tolerates employment practices that discriminate against or harass any person or specific group of persons on the basis listed above. We seek candidates who will support our vision to cultivate a vibrant, equity-minded, inclusive excellence university community. When applying to UC Merced, we strongly encourage you to reflect on our Principles of Community and our 2021 strategic plan.
Vaccination Program Policy:
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is 14 days after their first date of employment.
Smoke and Tobacco Free Policy: The University of California, Merced is a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at http://smokefree.ucmerced.edu.
E-Verify: All employers who receive Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify, an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
UC Merced is the first new American research university built in the 21st century, with a mission of research, teaching and service. The campus opened Sept. 5, 2005, in the San Joaquin Valley. The university is about an hour north of Fresno, two hours south of Sacramento, two hours southeast of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, and 90 minutes west of Yosemite National Park.