UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/3/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/14/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
This position will remain open till filled. Initial application review date is 11/14/2023.
Under general supervision of the Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) Education and Operations Manager , initiate, plan and implement Early Education programs for children aged three months to five years old. Maintain program quality, adhering to Title 22 State Licensing standards, developmental profiles and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accreditation Standards. Plan and develop age appropriate activities in daily curriculum areas such as: language, art, dramatic play, multicultural and social justice awareness, manipulative toys, arts and crafts, block play, problem solving, science, nutrition and outdoor play. Observe, document, assess and complete developmental profile of children's overall growth and development using the Early Years Learning Framework or equivalent assessment tool. Supervise small and large groups of children in a variety of ages, and plan and set-up developmentally appropriate activities for both indoor and outdoor environments. Constantly monitor safety factors and required adult-child ratios and correct as needed. Create and maintain a warm and positive learning environment which is inclusive and promotes mutual respect. Acknowledge and respect the integrity of each child and encourage the development of positive self-image to allow the child to comfortably and successfully explore and learn.
Ensure that children are within sight and sound of qualified classroom teachers at all times including when toileting. Assist children with hygiene (washing, diapering, toileting) and monitor the health needs of children taking appropriate corrective action as necessary. Maintain awareness of children's individual dietary needs and communicate pertinent information in regard to allergies and special needs to all staff. Ensure that all adult and child working areas are safe, sanitary and orderly; repair and stock materials when needed. Follow established health & safety procedures for handling emergencies as outlined in the ECEC Employee Handbook.
Provide input to performance evaluations based on ongoing observation throughout the year. Share examples of employee contributions, strengths, and weaknesses in relation to successful classroom practice. Meet with classroom team weekly to reflect on the learning process and meet children's needs. Train and assign work to new and continuing employees. Provide guidance on performance standards and expectations. Foster positive relationships which promote social emotional competence in infants and young children. Ensure data collection is conducted in accordance with local, state and federal requirements for an early childhood classroom and maintain compliance in record keeping for related programs such as: National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Interact with parents daily; give brief reports of child's experience in pertinent areas. Conduct parent orientation to familiarize parents with the goals, philosophy and day-to-day operations of the center. Schedule and conduct regular parent-teacher conferences to maintain open communication and rapport with parents.
May be assigned rotating shifts such as: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Must possess and maintain the Child Development Teacher Permit or above from the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Must also show proof of completion of three college level units in Infant/Toddler coursework.
Demonstrated experience planning and supervising a challenging developmental and instructional program for appropriate age groups for children ages 3 months to Kindergarten.
Knowledge of and experience working within federal and state health safety regulations applicable to a child development facility.
Demonstrated experience leading and directing teachers, student assistants and substitutes in an early childhood classroom with the ability to train teaching staff through role modeling and verbal expression; including good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
Experience assisting children with hygiene (washing, diapering, toileting) and ability to take appropriate corrective action for a sick child as necessary. Knowledge of various emergency response procedures. Ability to act qu
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