Lead Teacher, Child Development Center, Doheny Campus
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To provide a model classroom environment, maintain a high-quality program based on developmentally appropriate practices, and mentor and supervise student teachers, teacher assistants and volunteers.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Plan and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum, and provide appropriate guidance for children in order to facilitate a safe, challenging and comfortable learning environment.
Promote open communication and trusting relationships with parents, while maintaining confidentiality and demonstrating a sensitivity to cultural differences and diversity.
Comply with community care licensing regulations and NAEYC Accreditation standards. Comply with the California Department of Education requirements including 'Desired Results' developmental profiles for children, parent/teacher conferences, environmental rating scales and participation in center self-study.
Supervise, train and evaluate student teachers, teacher assistants and volunteers.
Engage in staff development opportunities to improve professional and personal skills (e.g., Early Childhood Education or Child Development courses, workshops, conferences and visits to other centers).
Other duties as assigned.
Solid working knowledge of current principles and practices in early childhood development and education. Good working knowledge of supervision principles and practices. Sufficient working knowledge of computers and software applications used by the Department.
Abilities and Skills:
Effectively organize, prioritize and handle multiple tasks to meet established deadlines.
Understanding of, and sensitivity to, the needs of children and adults in a diverse child care community.
Manage classroom efficiently by using appropriate child guidance techniques.
Communicate effectively with adults and children, and work well as a team player.
Exercise sound judgment and decision making.
Detail-oriented and flexible.
Strong planning, organization and prioritization, interpersonal, oral/written communication, teaching/training, public relations and supervisory skills.
Bi-lingual in Spanish and English is preferred.
Bachelor's degree in Child Development or related field.
Child Development Teacher Permit
Two years of teaching experience/classroom management with children under the age of five.
TB and fingerprint clearance required upon employment.
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Mount Saint Mary's University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts university which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. The Mount is the only Catholic university primarily for women in the Western United States. It is also nationally recognized for its academic programs, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders.