Teacher - Child Development Center, Littlest Learners

Deadline:
Open Until Filled
Category:
Part Time
Contact:
Human Resources Department - hr@carrollcc.edu
Description:

Department:  Child Development Center, Littlest Learners

Pay Grade:     5 (starting salary $14.41 per hour)    

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt  

 

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for developing and implementing curriculum for preschool age children in a team environment. This position reports to the Child Development Center Director. This position will require up to 29 hours per week based on the needs of the Center; day-time hours.

   

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:      

  • Develop and implement appropriate lesson plans using Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) and MSDE guidelines
  • Work as a collaborative team member with center staff, college faculty and parents
  • Promote philosophy of Littlest Learners Child Development Center
  • Effectively utilize resources to enrich the learning environment
  • Modify lessons to individualize learning for each child and provide an inclusive environment
  • Utilize a variety of curricular teaching methods including nature and arts based, as well as mandated Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) curriculum
  • Adhere to all safety procedures as outlined by MSDE Office of Child Care Licensing
  • Observe and evaluate children to document areas of growth and areas of need
  • Conduct parent-teacher conferences
  • Work collaboratively with the college Education faculty in promoting the Lab School Model in Early Childhood Education (ECE) classes
  • Serve as a mentor for teaching aides and college interns
  • Assist with the MSDE and NAEYC Accreditation process
  • Assist Center Director with administrative tasks including; scheduling, budgeting, purchasing, and program evaluation as needed
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings
  • Maintain daily written plans and organized paperwork
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK:

  • 90 clock hours of Early Childhood Education, plus 9 hours communication and min. 19 years of age.
  • Associate Degree Preferred
  • One year experience in an early childhood setting
  • Must meet MSDE OCC requirements for Teacher in a Preschool Child Care Center

   

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK:

  • Thorough knowledge of Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP)
  • Currently holds a Maryland Child Care Credential Certificate or is willing to become certified
  • Familiar with MSDE Office of Child Care licensing procedures
  • Willingness to develop and follow a Professional Development Plan as required by MSDE and participate in continued training as required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and rapport with children, families, students; including skills in conflict resolution and redirection
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to network with community linkages and early childhood program partners
  • Ability to take initiative and assist when needed for the benefit of the center
  • Computer literate and able to use small office equipment (i.e. copier, phone etc.)
  • Flexibility and willingness to grow and learn as a teacher
  • Successfully complete a criminal background check

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:

 

  • Able to lift up to 40 lbs. on occasion
  • Balancing, crawling, kneeling, stooping
  • Hearing
  • Visual and mental acuity
  • Speaking

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:     

Child development center; constant interaction with preschool age children; dynamic environment that requires sensitivity to change and responsiveness to needs.

 

SALARY:      

This position will be placed on the 12 month, Grade 5, college salary scale, with a starting salary of $14.41 per hour.  

 

APPLICATION PROCESS: 

Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter. Please email applicant materials to:  abeacham@carrollcc.edu.

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