The Cyert Center was founded in 1971 by working parents, for working parents. Since then, we have grown to a program that serves 125 children. The Cyert Center has always been a community committed to the highest quality care and education for infants, toddlers, and young children. We believe that all children are thinkers, researchers, and problem solvers. Our program revolves around valuing the development of relationships, open dialogue, and collaboration, which we believe supports the development of strong relationships between all members of this community--children, parents, and educators and the communities beyond these walls.
The Early Childhood Educator (multiple opportunities available) is responsible for providing a nurturing, consistent, developmentally appropriate environment that meets the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical needs of the young children/student. The incumbent must provide close supervision for each child or student to ensure proper COVID protocols are followed in the classroom. This position reports to the Assistant Director. Primary responsibilities include:
Child Education and Care
Along with the educational team, provides a safe and caring environment for young children, fostering their individual growth and development * Maintains safe supervision at all times; maintains ratios and know where the children are at all times * Facilitates activities/experiences that meets the development of children * Supports children's/student's emotional development * Creates and maintains a clean and well-organized environment that responds to children's/ interests * Preparation of daily activities for young children * Creates, revises, and updates activities and materials, as needed * Creates an environment which includes opportunities for physical, social, cognitive and emotional development of children/student * Responsible for working closely with the Program Coordinator to plan and implement assigned individual or group activities with children o Greeting and dismissal of children o Flow of the day planning, implementation, and clean up o Snack/lunch routines o Playground preparation, supervision, and cleanup o Responsible for children's safety during daily routines
COVID 19 Responsibilities
Adheres to The Department of Human Services licensing regulations, CDC Guidelines for operating a program during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Carnegie Mellon University's "Return to Campus" Policy
* Ensure necessary hand hygiene and disinfectant products are available to children; models good hand washing practices for the children * Participates in ongoing evaluation of the health and safety of the program * Clean areas, classroom toys, materials, and shared spaces throughout the day * Maintains a clean, orderly, safe, and healthy physical environment, honoring individual cleaning responsibilities and involving children in the upkeep of the environment * Follow procedures for children or students who indicate symptoms of illness or show signs of illness; Reports signs of child's illness or unusual behavior to the Program Coordinator * Ensures physical distancing requirements between classrooms * Model and encourage children to correctly wear facial coverings correctly * Encourages independent play and activities * Other duties as assigned
* Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Psychology, Elementary Education, or Special Education required * One (1) or more years' experience in a full-day early childhood program * Teaching Certificate preferred * Knowledge of Reggio Approach through classwork, workshops, and/or seminars; participation in workshops and seminars on Early Childhood Education; and experience presenting at conferences, workshops, and seminars preferred Desired Skills * Strong understanding of working with children across different age spans * Effective interpersonal skills necessary to work with young children, parents/guardians, other staff, and campus community * Speak and behave in a professional manner with staff, children, parents, and university partners at all times * Sensitivity to cultural differences * Knowledge of the Department of Human Resources regulations and ability to follow these regulations * Follow the school and university policies and procedures carefully and with attention to timeliness * Computer literacy Physical Requirements/Mobility * Full range of body motion needed and change positions/ have the mobility to interact with young children * Must be able to provide supervision and monitor safety both through sight and sound in the classroom and on the playground, without breaks in consciousness * Must be able to lift and carry children up to 40 pounds, as well as, move light furniture and play materials, and push a group stroller carrying 4-6 infants and toddlers * Must be able to stand for long periods and sit on the floor Requirements * Background check and Pennsylvania Act 153 More Information:
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Job Function: Early Childhood Education
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
Internal Number: 2015596
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Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.