Essential Functions: Assume and maintain responsibility for the day-to-day operations of a preschool classroom including: planning and implementing early childhood curricula; develop weekly lesson plans, organize programs based upon knowledge of child development and individual needs of children; supervise classroom staff, student assistants and directed study students; record and maintain student records; assess, track and document student progress and achievement; conduct home visits and parent/teacher conferences.Assist graduate students and faculty with research involving pre-school children and their families. Perform research assessments on children when required.Act as liaison between parents and research staff.Train new staff in classroom and child development laboratory policies and participate in staff development activities.Communicate with students, parents, staff and faculty in various formats including; individual daily contact, conferences, group parent/staff meetings, and preparation of newsletters.Act as a role model for children, students, parents, and staff. Teach a maximum of 18 pre-schoolers in the classroom.Seek resources for children with developmental needs or delays.Work collaboratively with teaching team, children, parents, researchers and staff to carry out the Child Development Laboratory's vision as outlined by the Center Director and Executive Director.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in elementary education with an early childhood endorsement; extensive experience with curriculum planning and classroom management in an early childhood education program required.Flexibility, good humor, and interest in the welfare of children.Effective leadership and interpersonal skills with children, university students, parents and staff. Evidence of professional commitment to quality childcare and the field of early childhood education. Teaching experience with young children who have special needs.Valid Michigan Elementary Teacher Certification with an Early Childhood Endorsement Pass State of Michigan Criminal Background Check and Fingerprinting
Internal Number: 76_207180
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