Members to NAGC can receive three publications -- Parenting for Gifted Children, Teaching for High Potential, and the academic journal, Gifted Child Quarterly. All are available through the mail and online.
Schedule Information: Hours vary; however generally early morning through afternoon shifts.
Hours Per Week: 30+ hours per week, 10 month position
Benefits: Health, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance; Sick, Vacation and Holiday pay; Personal Business; Educational Assistance: tuition Waivers at Harper & Professional Expense.
Work Conditions: Work is primarily indoors in nature, however some time will be spent outside on the playground. Must be able to stand for long periods and take the children on long walks throughout campus. For children's safety must have the ability to quickly maneuver within the classroom and on the playground (running, rising from a floor position or child's chair). Must be able to lift independently up to a 50lb. child.
Duties of Position: Plans and implements developmentally appropriate activities for the preschool program at Harper College. Works with student teachers from the Early Childhood Education Program under the direction of the program Supervisor.
Plans and implements the preschool program activities under the direction of the Early Childhood Lab School Supervisor.
Maintains a safe and healthy classroom and arranges a classroom environment in accordance with program goals and philosophy.
Overseas the practicum students from the Early Childhood Education program.
Assists in the management of the preschool classroom.
Interacts with the children, scaffolds learning and encourages their involvement in activities
Participates in parent involvement program
Reports classroom experiences and collaborates with the Early Childhood Lab School Supervisor.
Communicates with parents through newsletters and parent conferences.
Uses authentic assessment practices to assess learning and maintain cumulative records of children's development
Participates in registration process as required.
Attends professional meetings and maintains professional competence.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Educational Requirements: Associate degree in early childhood education or related field, Level 4 Illinois Gateways Teacher Credentials
Experience Requirements: At least two years of teaching experience in early childhood setting.
Application Review Date: Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: October 7, 2022
Required Documents:***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***
*Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from regionally accredited institution(s) *A one page single-spaced statement of your philosophy for educating young children in a group setting. In your philosophy, please include how you approach classroom management and how you assess students.
* Official transcripts required upon hire * Medical Certification required upon hire * Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check. * Employment is contingent upon Reference Check *Employment sponsorship is not available.
Harper College is a comprehensive community college dedicated to providing excellent education at an affordable cost, promoting personal growth, enriching the local community and meeting the challenges of a global society. The specific purposes of the College are: To provide the first two years of baccalaureate education in the liberal and fine arts, the natural and social sciences and pre-professional curricula designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities; To provide educational opportunities that enable students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to enter a specific career; To provide continuing educational opportunities for professional job training, retraining and upgrading of skills and for personal enrichment and wellness; To provide developmental instruction for under-prepared students and educational opportunities for those who wish to improve their academic abilities and skills; To provide co-curricular opportunities that enhance the learning environment and develop the whole person. Essential to achieving these purposes are all of the College's resources, support programs and services.