Location: Framingham, MA Category: Staff Posted On: Thu Dec 20 2018 Job Description:
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Centers for Early Childhood Education Lead Teacher is responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties:
Plan, design, and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum in a literacy-rich learning environment that is integrated across the content areas across the curriculum to meet the needs of children 2.9 years through 6-years old
Facilitate lessons and activities encouraging self-express and understanding of concepts through hands-on experiences
Promote social-emotional learning and growth in all developmental areas
Use selected assessment and screening tools to measure and illustrate the children's development and growth and share findings with parents
Maintain appropriate positive classroom management to promote the learning and development of all children
Establish and maintain communication with families
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Early childhood education field study students, interns and work study students
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Centers for Early Childhood Education Director and Early Childhood Center Assistant Director
EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach during scheduled hours as assigned as daily hours may change to accommodate the work load of the CECE
Plan, write, and implement curriculum on a weekly basis.
Collaborate with other CECE staff to set-up the classroom appropriate to the curriculum theme with suitable materials and supplies for the chosen theme, lessons, and/or activities
Establish parent communication with weekly newsletters, in a once a week call-in hour, and other means as appropriate
Complete for all children developmental screenings, assessments using selected tools, and anecdotal notes to measure and illustrate the children's growth and development in all developmental areas
Conduct parent-teacher conference or questionnaire to gather information, goals, and expectations for children from their parents between the end of August and the middle of September
Supervise early childhood education field study students, interns, and work study students to develop and model appropriate classroom positive management techniques and to guide students as needed
Communicate any concerns regarding any college student to the CDL/ECC Assistant Director or CECE Director immediately
Participate in the observation, evaluation, and self-evaluation process required by Framingham State University (FSU), the Association of Professional Administrators (APA) collective bargaining agreement, the Massachusetts Early Education and Care Department (EEC), and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).Discuss the outcome of the following self-evaluations, observations, and the evaluations with the CDL/ECC Assistant Director and CECE Director and other appropriate FSU administrators:
Self-evaluation as required by APA, NAEYC and/or EEC
Participate in the NAEYC accreditation and annual review and EEC licensure processes as directed the CDL/ECC Assistant
Maintain the safety, cleanliness, and orderliness of the CDL/ECC equipment and facilities
Comply with EEC regulations and NAEYC practices to maintain state licensure and accreditation
Other duties as assigned
Ability to attend to the physical requirements necessary to teach in preschool classroom and playground on a daily basis
Bachelor's degree in early childhood education or related field
Hold or have completed an approved program for Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Early Childhood Education (Pre-K-Grade 2) teaching license
Hold or willingness to work toward Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) Preschool Teacher Certification
CPR and First Aid certification
Familiarity with diverse models and approaches to curriculum, including teaching those whose home language is not English
Ability to interact well with children, families, and campus personnel
Willingness and ability to learn new skills
This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt, benefits-eligible position within the APA bargaining unit at the rank of Staff Assistant in the Early Childhood Center. Benefits include health, dental, retirement, tuition remission, and generous leave packages according to the APA bargaining unit.
The Early Childhood Center is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. year round. The regular work schedule for this position is Monday through Friday with availability to work a rotating schedule between 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and a few evenings for various family events at the center each year. The annual salary range for this position is $34,000 to $35,100.
Framingham State University conducts background records checks according to the Massachusetts Early Education and Care requirements, which include Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Department of Children and Families (DCF) checks relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, Sex Offender Registration Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile, and finger print checks on final candidates prior to an offer of employment for all positions. Framingham State University requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration
Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 106010
About Framingham State University
Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located just 20 miles west of Boston. Framingham State University is committed to Inclusive Excellence through collaborative and sustainable partnerships with faculty, staff, students and the greater community. At FSU, we encourage a supportive, diverse and collaborative environment in which we learn from each other through informed and open communication, institutional practices and community engagement. FSU provides a culturally relevant education that includes a beautiful campus with 53 undergraduate and graduate programs, a highly personalized teaching environment, and unparalleled commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.Framingham State University is honored to be recognized for the second year as a recipient of the INSIGHT into Diversity prestigious 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award. The HEED award is the only national recognition honoring colleges and universities that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion throughout their campuses.