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Early Childhood Lead Teacher

Location: Logan
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewThe Dolores Dor Eccles Center for Early Care and Education has a current opportunity for a Lead Teacher. - The Center includes three classrooms/programs: Infant/Toddler (6 weeks through 24 months), Junior Preschool (2 through 3.5 year olds), and Senior preschool (3.5 through 5 year olds). The Lead Teacher (Teacher, Early Childhood II) position will be for the Infant/Toddler classroom.The Center serves two primary purposes: 1) to provide and maintain a safe, nurturing, and developmentally appropriate learning environment for young children in the context of establishing mutually supportive partnerships with families, and 2) to afford a meaningful learning experience for university students earning academic credit in early childhood education and other related disciplines through on-site teaching and mentoring.ResponsibilitiesThe person selected for the position of an Early Childhood Education (ECE) Teacher will be responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing an individualized developmentally-based and/or integrated thematic/project approach curriculum as appropriate. In addition, the ECE Teacher is directly responsible for supervising, mentoring, training, and/or working closely with other teaching staff, university practicum students, and program parents to ensure that continuity of quality care and education is maintained according to national accreditation standards. The general work schedule is Monday through Friday (full-time) with variable hours between 7:30 AM and 5:30 PM. More specifically, the ECE Teacher:

  • Facilitates an effective program to meet the physical, social, emotional, language, and cognitive needs of each child based upon sound child development principles.
  • Secures the health, safety, welfare, and accountability of children through constant supervision, effective arrangement of space, proper maintenance of equipment, and regular practice of fire and other emergency procedures.
  • Ensures that families receive adequate information about their childs experiences at the center through daily contacts, information letters, and regularly scheduled teacher/family conferences.
  • Conducts ongoing needs assessment of each child and maintains written records and portfolios to monitor progress in all areas of development and for incorporating into curriculum planning.
  • Plans and prepares for, outside of classroom time, individualized and developmentally appropriate materials, activities and experiences required to implement an integrated thematic/project approach curriculum and establishes daily routines conducive to the optimal growth and development of children.
  • Maintains for the ordered arrangement, appearance, dcor, and learning environment of all classroom areas and outdoor play areas.
  • Trains and supervises practicum students in such a way that each is actively engaged in meeting the individual needs of each child in all developmental domains.
  • Attends and actively contributes to staff planning, training, evaluations meetings, and professional events, serving as a resource person to staff members.
  • Acknowledges and acts in accordance with the policies and procedures of the center and the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct.
  • Operates a classroom/program in compliance with all state childcare center licensing standards and NAEYC accreditation criteria.
  • Shares in the joint housekeeping responsibilities of the center and performs other duties, assigned by the Director, deemed necessary for the successful operation of the center program.QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies, Elementary Education or a related field
    • At least 12 months successful experience in early education settings
    • Effective communication skills interacting with children, parents, college students, and professional colleagues
    • Familiarity with standards of Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP)Preferred Qualifications:
      • Experience with toddlers and infants in early care and education settings
      • Familiarity with NAEYC accreditation standardsRequired DocumentsAlong with the online application, please attach:
      • Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under Resume/CV
      • Transcript to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under Documents 1-5
      • Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application
      • Teaching Philosophy to be typed/pasted at the end of your application**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**Advertised SalaryMin $39,000.00 commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefitsADAEmployees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. - The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.College/Department HighlightsThe Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is home to eight departments and is committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. Our programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provide students with real-world service and research opportunities.The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (http:/hdfs.usu.edu) is one of 8 diverse departments and 3 distinguished centers in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Sciences (http://www.cehs.usu.edu). The College is ranked in the top 2% among 1200 comparable universities. The department has 30 faculty members, over 500 undergraduate majors, and over 80 graduate students.University HighlightsUtah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utahs land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.USUs statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 masters and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. -Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.The USU main campus is located in beautiful -Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a -Dual Career Assistance program -to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the universitys ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu. -USU Land AcknowledgmentPlease visit our website to learn about Utah States land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.Notice of Non-discriminationIn its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USUs non-discrimination policies:Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, -discrimination@usu.edu, -Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266Title IX Coordinator -Matthew Pinner, -titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit -https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:U.S. Department of Education, -Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, -800-421-3481, OCR@ed.govU.S. Department of Education, -Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, -OCR.Denver@ed.gov*updated 11/2022

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