The Early Childhood Educator works onsite at The Piper Center for Family Studies and Child Development and will be assigned as a teacher in a classroom of infants, toddlers, or preschoolers.
Early Childhood Educators serve within Human Sciences and Design in Robbins College and report to The Piper Center Director. These positions serve The Piper Center mission by providing high-quality educational programming in a child-directed, inquiry-based, play-centered learning environment as well as engaging in a collaborative and respectful work environment where collective understanding of child development, family education, and other related subjects is valued.
This position will work closely with other Piper staff, children and their families, student workers, practicum students, Baylor faculty, and outside therapists (OT, PT, SLP, ABA). This position may mentor laboratory students and support researchers. The position may collaborate with other early care and education professionals in the Waco community and beyond.
A Bachelor's Degree in a related field, 2 years of relevant work experience, and an active Christian faith is required.
The successful candidate will have the following:
Experience working with a diverse group of people, including children with special needs and their families
Experience with implementing positive guidance techniques in the early years' classroom
Ability to successfully partner with co-teacher to provide project-based, emergent curriculum
Ability to compose effective correspondence both written and verbally
Flexibility and desire to support the Mission of The Piper Center and Baylor University
Perform all other duties as assigned to support Baylor's mission
Ability to comply with University policies
Maintain regular and punctual attendance
*The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check and TB test prior to start date. First Aid and CPR are required but can be completed after offer of employment if not already certified.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
What You Will Do
The position is responsible for creating, writing, adapting, and implementing developmentally appropriate curricula for multiple levels of learning within the classroom and for conducting developmental screenings and portfolio assessments of children. Job duties include but are not limited to the following:
Provide quality teaching in an assigned classroom, which may include children from 8 weeks to 5 years of age
Provide a model of appropriate teaching and caregiving practices to support the academic experiences of Baylor students
Collaborate in the planning and implementation of classroom activities, with emphasis on inquiry-based, play-centered, developmentally appropriate curriculum
Conduct developmental screenings and assessments as needed for children
Observe and monitor groups of children daily
Communicate and make learning visible to parents, students, and faculty
Meet with families individually at least twice annually and as requested
Act in a moral and ethical manner to reflect the purpose of Baylor University and the Piper Center
Comply with University policies, NAEYC regulations, and Texas Minimum Standards
Complete a minimum of 30 hours of professional development annually
Work On-Site or Remotely as assigned by supervisor
What You Can Expect
As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, tuition remission, and outstanding automatic retirement contributions. Baylor has a comprehensive benefits plan that supports you and your family's wellbeing and allows you to be a part of the life of a vibrant and active college campus. To learn more, go to Baylor Benefits & Advantages.
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