This position develops and implements a developmentally based, educational program for an assigned class of 16 to 18 two-five year old children under the supervision of the CDL Director and Assistant Director. The teacher is responsible for utilizing the approved curriculum and materials in the laboratory; serve as a cooperating teacher for the university students who are either student teaching in Child Development or Early Education or who are completing field experiences for their required major; provide not only instruction, but also assessment for the children and university students involved; maintain a healthy and safe environment for the children, meeting both the individual and group emotional, physical, cognitive, and social needs of the children in the classroom. The teacher also collaborates with other team members on the Laboratory staff to plan and implement a superior program for the children and university students. The teacher also works with families and staff to create a “best practices” environment and ensuring compliance with all licensing and sanitation regulations of North Carolina A&T State University, The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, the NC Division of Child Development and and the Child Development Laboratory.
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The Child Development Laboratory is administered by the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences within the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at North Carolina A&T State University. The CDL has been in existence for over sixty years. The CDL offers a high quality 5-Star program, as determined by the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education. This is the highest rating available to early educational facilities in North Carolina. The laboratory services children from age 2 1/2 to 5-years-old and provides an enriching environment for young children and their families.Two classrooms are staffed with experienced teachers educated in the fields of Child Development and Early Childhood Education. The CDL focuses on the physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and creative development of the child. The CDL is also a teaching, research, and service laboratory for students in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences who major in Child Development and Family Studies at N.C. A&T. The CDL is also available for use by students from other majors across the campus that have an interest in child development, child behavior, special education, human performance & leisure studies, speech pathology, social work, psychology, and other areas involving children and families. The maximum enrollment in thirty-four (34) children per year.
Internal job number: 002120
High School diploma or equivalency and one year of related childcare experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience
Bachelor’s degree in child development, early childhood education, or closely related field from an accredited university.
Work experience, which includes supervision of children, classroom management, and experience with licensing requirements in a child development laboratory/center.
Minimum of four years experience in an academic environment. Understanding of the NC Star licensing procedures.
Experience in preparing for the ECERS-R assessment and evaluation of young children; familiarity with the creative curriculum, Dial 4 screenings, and Conscious Discipline techniques.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
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