Job Description:The position will be housed in the Department of Child Development and Family Relations and with the Nancy W. Darden Child Development Center (NDCDC). The NDCDC is the early childhood educational program operated by the department. It provides early education and care to preschool children ages 6 months through 5 years. Departmental undergraduate students complete practicums and internships in the NDCDC . The position will report to the Director of the NDCDC who reports to the Department Chair. This position requires that a highly qualified early childhood teacher assists in all aspects of implementing a curriculum with children who have typical and atypical development and deliver a developmentally appropriate program with attention to the standards of the BK early childhood curriculum, state licensing requirements, and NAEYC standards. The teacher assistant will work alongside of the clinical teacher to implement a model preschool program for an inclusive group of preschool children that complies with all health, safety, and educational best practices for young children; supervise and mentor undergraduate students assigned to the classroom for observation and practicum experiences; complete assessment and other reports as needed; and provide service to the profession, community, and university.
Miniumum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalency and one year of related childcare experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Preferred Education and Experience: The ideal candidate will possess a BS degree in child development, early childhood education or closely related field; experience teaching preschool children; and experience working in a university child care center is preferred. Special Instructions to the Applicant: Required Documents: Sample Lesson Plan, Teaching Philosophy This position is subject to the Career Banding Salary Administration Plan. Pay will be commensurate with applicant's competencies as well as budget, equity, and market considerations. Salary Grade Equivalent: 54 (for reduction-in-force priority purposes only)
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