Summary of Position: Assist the Head Teacher (Teacher (Preschool/Inf./Todd.)-Child Care Center) to plan and conduct an effective child development program in a safety conscious manner to meet the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs of each child at their developmental level in accordance with the goals, philosophy, and curriculum plan set forth by the center as outlined in the NAEYC criteria.
Major Responsibilities: -Assist Head Teacher (Preschool/Inf./Todd.)-Child Care Center) to develop curriculum,-Carry out childcare activities daily and evaluate the effectiveness of child development activities-In Teacher's absence supervise staff assigned to assist in the classroom.-Ensure the safety and physical well-being of the children-Routinely communicate with parents. Ensure that parents receive adequate information about their children and their experiences through daily reports, contact and regularly scheduled parent conferences.-Contribute to the effective operation of the overall child care center program.-Ensure that child care routines and guidelines are carried out in a manner that is prompt, hygienic, and consistent with good child development principles. This includes routines related to diapering, potty training, hand washing, tooth brushing, medication administration, eating, napping, and transitioning between activities.-Provide positive guidance to help children develop the ability to be self disciplined.-Provide a variety of experiences that promote individual language stimulation, imaginative play and activity.-Provide a variety of opportunities to help children develop and understand appropriate and caring relationships with each other.-Be aware of and report any evidence of child abuse or neglect to the director.-Communicate daily with the director regarding vital information concerning children and families and classroom operations.-Utilize Brightwheel Ipad app for the purposes of communicating with families, disseminating information daily and responding to messages from families in a timely manner.
Required Qualifications: -High school diploma or equivalent and two years experience working with children, or,-Two year degree in Early Childhood Education or current CDA (Child Development Associate) preferred.*If lacking a CDA (Child Development Associate) must be obtained within two years of start date.-Strong interpersonal skills to work cooperatively and effectively with all center staff, children, and parents.-Must be punctual and dependable.-Ability to handle crises.-Demonstrate a warm, supportive attitude towards children-Good oral and written communication skills.-Ability to work independently.-Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices and developmental levels of children.-Flexible in receiving assignments or adapting to changes in the program.-Ability to pass the required physical examination and maintain required health standards.-Ability to maintain confidentiality.-Familiarity with mobile device applications (Apps)
Preferred Qualifications: -Ability to supervise and provide leadership-Knowledge of discipline practice and classroom management skills.-Knowledge of teaching methods and observation techniques, proper health, safety and sanitation techniques and regulations.
Department: Research Foundation for SUNY at Cortland
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