The IUPUI Center for Young Children partners with families to provide a nurturing, play-based learning environment that fosters social, emotional, physical, cognitive and language development.
We are committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity and inclusion. We seek candidates who seek to understand different perspectives and cultures, who can actively contribute to a work climate where differences are valued and supported, and who are sensitive to cultural norms, expectations and ways of communicating. We hope to identify individuals who can assist us in dismantling racism and other oppressions so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at IUPUI.
Supports children's growth and development in the 5 domains (social/emotional, cognitive, physical, self-care, & communication/ literacy) utilizing a variety of methods that are research-based and reflect the center's philosophy. Collects, evaluates, and uses information about individual children's needs, interests, and concerns gained to plan and implement curriculum and assessment.
Understands, accepts, and embraces social, cultural, and economic backgrounds of children and families, ensuring that the program provides for these individual differences.
Works cooperatively and equitably with classroom assistants to ensure engaging, comfortable, child-centered classroom. Is familiar with and follows state licensing regulations and national accreditation standards.
Fills out and files written reports and forms in a timely fashion and notifies upper management regarding any accidents or unusual incidents throughout the day. Handles disagreements and conflicts with other center staff in a direct, but professional and respectful manner. Promotes center philosophy and educational objectives. Supports and follows the center's code of ethical conduct. Assists in training for hourly aides.
Communicates respectfully and appropriately about challenges a child may have experienced in a day. In collaboration with co-teacher, communicates with families about classroom activities and child's progress on a regular basis.
Provides aspects of caregiving of children including but not limited to food preparation and clean up (including feeding children), diapering, assisting in helping children sleep/rest, and interacting with the children in a child-centered, nurturing manner.
Attends and participates in regularly scheduled staff meetings. Pursues professional development through conferences, classes, workshops, and reading.
Maintains the classroom in a safe, clean and orderly environment.
May act as a substitute in the absence of designated childcare specialists or leaders.
High school diploma or GED with a CDA certification OR
Associate's degree in early childhood development, elementary education, or a related field
Bachelor's degree in early childhood development, elementary education, or a related field
Prior experience in a related field
Experience in a licensed childcare facility
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Highly thorough and dependable
Working Conditions / Demands
This role regularly requires the ability to effectively communicate. This role frequently requires the ability to handle equipment. This role frequently requires the ability to remain stationary and ascend/descend ladders/stairs. This role requires the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds. The role requires the ability to detect items in close proximity as well as far away; discern between colors; detect objects in peripheral space of self; discern items in detail; and to have good depth perception. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.