Implement the Creative Curriculum and develop appropriate weekly lesson plans.
Complete Individual Child Profiles on a quarterly basis. Maintain working portfolio files on all children.
Ensure the health and safety of the children in the classroom and outdoors.
Understand and implement NAEYC accreditation requirements and DC Child Care Licensing requirements.
Refer families to appropriate resources as needed, encourage parent involvement in their child’s development, and hold parent conferences as required.
Track information and complete all reports regarding child attendance, assessments, and screenings.
Attend professional development workshops, meetings, and trainings as required.
1. Minimum of an AA degree in early childhood education from an accredited college or university is required. BA in early childhood or related field is preferable.
2. One to two years experience working with preschool/infant/toddler children.
3. Able to problem solve, handle crises, and work with families and children of various cultures from a mix of socio-economic backgrounds.
4. Prompt, reliable, dependable, flexible, and good communication skills are essential.
5. Open to helpful feedback from supervisors, able to self-reflect, and a desire to develop professionally.
6. Computer skills and knowledge of use of data to inform child outcomes is essential.
7. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) a plus.
Note: The selected applicant must be legally eligible to work in the United States. Must successfully complete medical testing annually and initial background checks and drug test prior to employment.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience and education. This is a 12 month position with generous benefits - sick, annual, and holiday leave. Retirement, Health, Dental, Life Insurance.
About Rosemount Center
Rosemount Center’s mission is to prepare children and families for the future by providing comprehensive early childhood education and family support programs in a dual language (Spanish/English), multicultural setting.
Located in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of the District of Columbia, Rosemount serves some 240 children and holds a waiting list of many families who are seeking the Center’s services for its high-quality, dual language early childhood and parent support programs. Rosemount offers early childhood education in 17 classrooms at the Center for infant/toddler and preschool children and a home-based program for families in the District of Columbia. The home-based teachers visit the home weekly to provide educational and supportive services to parents with young children and pregnant mothers. Programs focusing on nutrition, health development, and parenting support both center-based and home-based programs.
The majority of Rosemount’s families live at or just above poverty-level and speak little English. The Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)and is recognized as a “Gold-Level” Center by the District of Columbia’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).