The Early Childhood Teacher I, provides assistance to the Lead Teacher in classroom activities and instruction and provides for educational, emotional, and physical needs of children.
Required Education and Experience:
High School Diploma or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Eighteen months of High School, paid or volunteer early childhood (birth to age eight) teaching experience.
May substitute Bachelor's degree and some experience, paid or voluntary in an early childhood group setting.
Required Licenses, Certifications and Registrations:
Infant/child CPR and First Aid Certification or the ability to be certified within 60 days of employment.
Other Requirements and Factors:
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Child Development Associate or Associate degree in early childhood education, child development, or related field.
Experience working with children and families of diverse populations. Experience working with infants or children with special needs.
Interacts, initiates, encourages and supervises the children in daily activities. Assists the Lead Teacher in orienting, supervising and working collaboratively with classroom teacher aides; delegates classroom responsibilities and takes the lead role in the absence of the Lead Teacher.
Develops a cooperative and supportive attitude within the room. Uses appropriate and positive management plan based on Children s Center and child care licensing policies and procedures. Trains classroom assistants so that management is consistent.
Maintains a safe, stimulating and developmentally appropriate classroom environment by changing play areas bi-monthly, cleaning toys and equipment weekly, and checking for hazards daily. Ensures health and safety of children under care or supervision by establishing and facilitating compliance of classroom and center play rules.
Assists the Lead Teacher in record keeping by assisting in observation regarding children s health, behavior, and development. Adheres to all policies and procedures dictated by the Children s Center, Texas A&M University, the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, and SACS to assure compliance for state certification and national accreditation.
Assists the Lead Teacher in planning activities for the assigned group and offers suggestions and information about the children. Assists the Lead Teacher in addressing concerns or solving problems with children and/or parents; maintains good communication with parents and makes each parent feel at ease at the Center.
Attends staff orientation, staff meetings and family/center functions. Other duties as assigned.
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Internal Number: R-008940
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