The Assistant Early Childhood Educator has a passion for early childhood education, demonstrates commitment to Developmentally Appropriate Practice, and upholds the NAEYC code of ethics. The position is responsible for supporting the classroom educators to provide a nurturing, consistent, developmentally appropriate environment that meets the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical needs of children. The Assistant Early Childhood Educator develops and maintains parent relationships, and supports the work of the educational team. This position reports to the Educational Coordinator of the assigned classroom.
Core responsibilities will include:
Child Education and Care - Along with the educational team, educates and cares for young children, fostering their individual growth and development
Program Development and Curriculum Delivery - Supports the process of organizing a cohesive program and embodies the Center's philosophy (Reggio Emilia Approach and Developmentally Appropriate Practice)
Team Building and Collaboration - Values collaboration and teamwork to co-create a curriculum that uses inquiry-based teaching strategies with an emphasis on collaborative learning
Compliance and Safety - Adheres to The Department of Human Services licensing regulations and The National Association for the Education of Young Children's accreditation standards.
Family Engagement - Supports the team's efforts in developing regular, on-going, two-way communication with parents about children's experiences, development, and learning.
Professional Development - Commits to best practices and continued professional development and growth, earning twenty-four (24) hours of required professional development annually.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the Cyert Center for Early Education. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
Qualifications and Requirements:
A high school diploma or a general educational development certificate and 30 credit hours from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services fieldOR
A high school diploma or a general educational development certificate, including 600 or more hours of secondary training (relating to age and training)OR
A high school diploma or a general educational development certificate, 15 credit hours from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field and 1 year of experience with childrenOR
A high school diploma or a general education development certificate and completion of a post-secondary training curriculumOR
A high school diploma or a general educational development certificate and 2 years experience with children
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 through both 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
Must pass a pre-employment physical exam (including TB test) for clearance to meet the physical requirements listed above
Successful Background Checks
Child Protective Clearances for PA and all states lived in prior five years
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Cyert Center and Children's School
Staff - Regular
Full Time/Part time
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