Summary of Position: The Child Care Center is establishing a pool of applicants to fill potential teacher position openings that may become available. 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: -Curriculum development.-Carry out childcare activities daily and evaluate the effectiveness of child development activities.-Supervise assistant teacher and other 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.
Required Qualifications: The Teacher must meet one of the following criteria:Preference will be given to those with:-A Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, or;-An Associates degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field, or;Minimum Education-A CDA credential, renewal is the responsibility of the candidate in a timely manner to retain position.Required Criteria-Ongoing professional development of 15 hours per year.-Certification in Medication Administration Training, Child Abuse, Infant and Child-CPR, and First Aid are required.Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:-Strong interpersonal skills to work cooperatively and effectively with all center staff, children, and parents.-Must be punctual and dependable.-Ability to plan efficiently and effectively.-Ability to supervise and provide leadership.-Ability to handle crises.-Demonstrated evidence of emotional stability.-Ability to demonstrate sound judgment in dealing with diverse situations.-Good oral and written communication skills.-Ability to work independently.-Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices and developmental levels of children.-NAEYC accreditation criteria.-Ability to pass the required physical examination and maintain required health standards.-Ability to maintain confidentiality.-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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