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Bing Nursery School is part of the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University and serves as a laboratory for the Department of Psychology.The department established the school in 1966 to serve as a site for research and training in child development.It provides high quality educational programs to over 500 young children (2-5 years) each year, their parents, students in training, and research and teaching faculty.
Plan and implement educational experiences for pre-school children with a child development focus in a laboratory school setting to support faculty research and undergraduate instruction in developmental psychology and early education. Assist with supervision and mentoring of new teachers and supervise, guide, and mentor undergraduate students.
Plan and implement creative and challenging curriculum projects and activities in the areas of language and literacy, cognitive, emotional, social, and physical growth; plan and structure environments to facilitate activities.
Provide instruction to children; identify emerging curriculum and work with the children on short-term and long-term projects.
Use observation skills to record children's behavior and maintain anecdotal records.
Work directly with parents providing verbal updates and interpreting their children's behavior; hold formal conferences with families including initial developmental history intake and home visits.
Assist the head teacher in supervising and mentoring new teachers and contribute to their performance evaluations.
Work directly with researchers to facilitate faculty and undergraduate student research projects; help children to participate in relevant studies; help researchers develop rapport with the children.
Supervise, guide and mentor undergraduate students observing or participating in the classroom; provide students with verbal and written feedback on their progress; demonstrate to undergraduate students the links between theory and actual classroom activity in support of the student's academic development.
Design, produce and display program content and the children's work; write articles for school newsletters; present at parent seminars and early childhood conferences; provide tours for visitors.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development, or equivalent education and courses in education and child development. Two years of experience teaching in the field of Early Childhood Education. Experience teaching in a laboratory school desirable.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated excellence in the teaching of young children.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work effectively with colleagues, parents, students, and faculty.
Certifications and Licenses:
Current Child Development Permit desired.
Frequently stand/walk, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
Occasionally sit, kneel/crawl, reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, scrub/sweep/mop/chop/mix.
Requires good visual and auditory acuity.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Work outdoors on a regular basis, occasionally in inclement weather. Includes caring for animals and plants.
Work evenings and weekends.
May be exposed to noise > 80dB TWA, bleach, vomit or blood.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Location: School of Humanities and Sciences, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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