The Research Foundation at SUNY Cortland is seeking a full-time assistant teacher to assist the Head Teacher (Teacher (Preschool/Inf./Todd.)-Child Care Center). The Assistant Teacher will assist 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 National Association for the Education of Young Children, NAEYC
-Assist Head Teacher (Preschool/Inf./Todd.-Child Care Center) to develop curriculum.
-Carry out childcare activities daily and evaluate the effectiveness of child development activities.
-In Teacher's absence supervise 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, 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.
-Utilize the Bright wheel iPad app for the purposes of communicating with families, disseminating information daily and responding to messages from families in a timely manner.
-Child care discipline practice and classroom management skills.
-Knowledge of teaching methods and observation techniques, proper health, safety and sanitation techniques and regulations.
Abilities, skills, and other attributes necessary for successful job performance: -Punctual and dependable. -Ability to handle crises. -Demonstrate a warm, supportive attitude towards children. -Effective communication skills. -Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with coworkers, students and their families. -Ability to work independently. -Flexible in receiving assignments or adapting to changes in the program. -Ability to pass the required physical examination and maintain required health standards. -Ability to maintain confidentiality. -Familiarity with mobile device applications (Apps).
-Associates degree and one year experience working with children; or a high school diploma or it's equivalent and two years experience working with children;
-CDA (Child Development Associate) or micro-credential must be obtained within two years of start date.
-Demonstrated Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices and developmental levels of children required
-Associate's degree in Childhood Education.
-Micro-credential for teaching assistant or current CDA (Child Development Associate).
-Experience with supervision/leadership
-Knowledge of discipline practice and classroom management skills.
SUNY Cortland is one of 64 campuses in the State University of New York system. The State University of New York is a quality public university that combines world-renowned faculty, dedicated staff, and a truly diverse body of talented students to pursue its mission in every corner of the state: "to learn, to search, to serve."