The Early Childhood Demonstration Center is a NAEYC-accredited early learning center serving children ages 3-6. Through hands-on, play-based learning and emergent projects, the ECDC provides children of the Rowan and surrounding communities a unique opportunity to grow and thrive on a college campus. The preschool partners with academic programs throughout the University to provide specialized learning experiences for children as well as experiential learning for university students. Teachers at the ECDC enjoy flexibility in designing curricula, opportunities to collaborate with faculty, access to university resources, and inclusion in a community committed to equity and diversity.
The ECDC is housed within the College of Education at Rowan University. A top 100 national public research institution, Rowan University offers bachelor’s through doctoral and professional programs in person and online to 23,000 students through its main campus in Glassboro, N.J., its medical school campuses in Camden and Stratford, and five others. A Carnegie-classified (R2/high research activity) institution, Rowan has been recognized as the fourth fastest-growing public research university for three consecutive years as reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The College of Education, as the oldest college at Rowan University, has a long-held commitment to excellence in teaching, community engagement, and innovation in scholarship. Fully accredited by NCATE (now CAEP) as well as CACREP, all initial and advanced certification programs are also approved by the New Jersey Department of Education.
Reporting to the ECDC Director, the Head Teacher will focus primarily on the coordination and facilitation of learning experiences for a mixed-age group of children ages 3-5. The Head Teacher will have knowledge of child development, developmentally appropriate practices for young children, as well as knowledge of state guidelines for child care centers.
Prepare and implement learning experiences on a weekly basis using integrated units of study which support state and national early learning standards.
Create a classroom environment which supports a constructivist approach.
Learn and implement new approaches in the classroom.
Establish a classroom environment free of bias which values diversity, inclusion, tolerance, and acceptance.
Document child progress in daily observations, anecdotal records, child folios.
Lead parent involvement activities and parent conferences.
Participate in professional development and staff meetings.
Communicate and work cooperatively with diverse instructional support staff, families, teacher candidates, and university faculty..
Promote positive behaviors among children utilizing proactive and positive approaches to classroom management.
Continually update knowledge of and implement indicators of program quality.
Collect records pertaining to the classroom, including daily attendance.
Maintain a professional atmosphere in the classroom and the school community.
Assist the Director in implementing standards of GROW NJ KIDS and NAEYC.
Perform other related duties as required.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning P-3 Teaching Certificate.
One (1) year of teaching experience in a school, preschool or daycare for young children.
Experience with the Project, Bank Street and/or Reggio Emilia Approaches.
Knowledge of early education in NJ, educational standards, and accreditation.
Understands and values racial equity as an organizational operating principle and is committed to continued learning on issues related to race, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Proven problem-solving, decision-making, and program coordination skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented.
Ability to multitask effectively and efficiently.
Skills in using multiple forms of technology and digital programs.
Rowan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diverse people and abilities. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.
Only completed online applications submitted on or before the posted deadline will be considered.
Current Rowan students are not eligible for this position.
A top 100 national public research institution, Rowan University offers bachelor’s through doctoral and professional programs in person and online to 23,000 students through its main campus in Glassboro, N.J., its medical school campuses in Camden and Stratford, and five others. Home to Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts; William G. Rohrer College of Business; Virtua Health College of Medicine & Health Sciences; Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and the School of Osteopathic Medicine, it also comprises the colleges of Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science & Mathematics; Virtua Health School of Nursing & Health Professions; the schools of Earth & Environment; Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Translational Biomedical Engineering & Sciences; Veterinary Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; and a multidisciplinary honors college. Rowan focuses on practical research at the intersection of engineering, medicine, science and business while ensuring excellence in undergraduate education. The University has earned national recognition for innovation; commitment to high-quality, af...fordable education; and developing public-private partnerships. A Carnegie-classified (R2/high research activity) institution, Rowan has been recognized as the fourth fastest-growing public research university for three consecutive years as reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education.