Lead Preschool Teachers - Centers for Early Childhood Education - Framingham State University
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Centers for Early Childhood Education Lead Preschool Teacher collaborates with our teaching staff to ensure high quality care and education of preschool-age children to encourage self-expression and learning in a play-based, hands-on, developmentally appropriate curriculum.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Centers for Early Childhood Education Director and Assistant Director in the Child Development Lab or Assistant Director in the Early Childhood Center
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Early childhood education field study students, interns and work study students
EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Plan, design, and implement child-centered and developmentally appropriate play-based, hands-on curriculum in collaboration with the Centers for Early Childhood Education teaching staff to meet the needs of all children
- Integrate curriculum across the content areas and social-emotional learning according to the Massachusetts Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences, Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, and NAEYC standards
- Model appropriate positive classroom engagement techniques
- Establish electronic, verbal, and written parent communication, including weekly newsletters and three parent-teacher conferences per year or as needed or requested by parents
- Complete developmental screenings and assessments of all children to communicate findings and outcomes with parents and to guide the development of the curriculum
- Supervise Framingham State University early childhood education pre-practicum early childhood education teacher candidates, interns, and work study students
- Bachelor's degree in early childhood education or related field
- Hold or have completed an approved program for Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Early Childhood Education (Pre-K-Grade 2) teaching license
- Hold or willingness to work toward Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) Preschool Teacher Certification
- Ability to interact well with children, families, and campus personnel
- Willingness and ability to learn new skills and be flexible
- CPR and First Aid certification
- Familiarity with diverse models and approaches to curriculum, including teaching those whose home language is not English
Two positions available. These are full-time, 12-month, exempt, benefits-eligible positions within the APA bargaining unit at the rank of Staff Assistant in the Centers for Early Childhood Education. Benefits include tuition remission, health, dental, retirement, and generous leave packages according to the APA bargaining unit.
The Centers for Early Childhood Education are open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. year round. The regular work schedule for this position is Monday through Friday with availability to work a rotating schedule between 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and a few evenings for various family events at the center each year. The biweekly payrate is $1,350.00.
Framingham State University conducts background records checks according to the Massachusetts Early Education and Care requirements, which include Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Department of Children and Families (DCF) checks relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, Sex Offender Registration Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile, and finger print checks on final candidates prior to an offer of employment for all positions. Framingham State University requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration
Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.