Responsible for the day-to-day operation of assigned classroom(s), coordination of curriculum planning and implementation, and the documentation of assigned children’s developmental progress. The incumbent must also appropriately address or coordinate with the center director/management any relevant information or issues concerning or related to children and their parents/guardians. This position averages 16 to 18 hours per week.
Early Childhood Teachers will plan individual and group activities to stimulate growth in language, social and emotional, and motor skills such as learning to listen to instructions, playing with others, and using play equipment. Instructs children in practices of personal cleanliness and self-care. Plan both long and short-range activities in accordance with curriculum objectives, developmentally appropriate practice and program philosophy. Meet the emotional, social, physical and cognitive needs of each child. Supervise assistants, aides and volunteers in the classroom. Meet all applicable licensing regulations.
Work directly with parents and guardians concerning activities, policies, and enrollment procedures. Arrange medical attention for ill or injured child in accordance with parental instructions. Assist Director in providing an orientation and interpreting the policies and programs of the center to parents. Implement methods for effectively utilizing the services of teacher’s aides and interns. Assist Director in the implementation of the curriculum. Required to complete additional professional development and educational training/courses.
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Pre-requisites for Position (Qualifications Standards):
Education and experience sufficient for the rigors of the position, such as a BA or Associates degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Human Services, Child Development or related field in addition to two years of professional experience in Early Childhood Education, Childcare Operations, or Child Development. Early Childhood Teacher (formerly group leader) qualified as defined by the Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care, rules regulating childcare centers. Clearance from a criminal history background check and central registry of child protection required.
Special Skills or abilities directly applicable to the position: Background in organizing multiple tasks and activities. Ability to understand childcare educational research and/or best practices, and convert/apply to the classroom. Ability to analyze problems and recommend appropriate solutions/changes. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing as well as the ability to establish effective working relationships with staff and parents. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with tact, both personnel and operational, as well as the ability to exercise judgment and discretion. Demonstrable organizational skills and attention to detail.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) or conversational language abilities strongly preferred.
To apply please submit the required letter of interest, resume, and a list of three professional references. CMC is an EOE committed to diversifying its workforce.
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