This individual will act as a teacher in the child development center ensuring a high-quality early childhood program for the education of EKU students, young children and their families and the community at large. Working collaboratively with the CDC Director and EKU faculty, the teacher will teach and supervise college interns and lab students in planning, implementing, and evaluating developmentally appropriate curriculum for young children. The teacher is expected to model best practices and assist in the development of such practices in college students. This position require a high level of knowledge of child development and judgement in using NAEYC principles, techniques, standards, guides and professional skills. Other responsibilities include coordinating parent communication and collaboration with families.
Minimum of one year teaching experience with young children in a developmentally appropriate program. Excellent knowledge and skills in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of infant/toddler/preschool assessment and curriculum.
Must a have a Bachelor's degree in Child Development or a related field. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills. Must have working knowledge of The Commonwealth of Kentucky's Licensing Regulations and Procedures. Must have children's first aid, CPR, and health and safety certificates or obtain these credentials within the first month of hire.
Position Title: Early Childhood Teacher
Posting Number: F00112P
Internal Number: 10814
About Eastern Kentucky University
Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, Eastern has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make Eastern easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Interstate Highways I-75 (north-south) and I-64 (east-west) make the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, 112 miles to the north, and Louisville, 110 miles to the west, within convenient distance by automobile. Richmond is also served by U.S. Route 25 from Southeastern Kentucky and Kentucky Route 52 from the east and west. The Bluegrass, Mountain, Daniel Boone, and Cumberland Parkways provide even greater accessibility by automobile since the city is located near the convergence of these arterial highways into the interstate system. Richmond, ...the county seat of Madison County, is one of the Commonwealth's fastest-growing cities, with about 33,000 residents. The community provides an excellent environment for the university student and boasts a regional shopping mall, theaters, live entertainment, fine dining, cultural events and activities, as well as many areas of historic and scenic interest. Fort Boonesborough State Park, birthplace of Kentucky, is located 12 miles to the north. Many other historical sites are within easy driving distance. Scenic and recreational areas surround this section of the state .