Toddler Teacher, Early Childcare Center

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Jan 07, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

About Curry College:

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution in Milton Massachusetts. In addition to the main campus classes for adult learners are also offered at our campus at Cordage Park in historic Plymouth.  Curry College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), and the new England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Curry College offers 27 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as five graduate programs. 

 

Job Description:

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Director of the Curry Early Childhood Center, the Teacher will provide a warm, safe, and stimulating environment to nurture the development of children to their fullest potential. The Teacher will comply with the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care regulations, CECC policies, and current best practice in early childhood development. The incumbent will foster independence, creativity and self-confidence in children and adults, and reflects the mission of Curry College to value individual differences while promoting the cognitive, social and emotional development of children and adults.  The Teacher will serve as role model for parents and college students.

Essential Functions:

1. Children Care and Instruction:

  • Treat children with respect and maintain a warm, nurturing and objective attitude toward all children;
  • Communicate clear, reasonable and consistent rules, expectations, limits and standards;
  • Implement positive and consistent discipline; model proper behavior;
  • Supervise children in classrooms and on the playground;
  • Plan scope and sequence of lessons in accordance with the curriculum goals;
  • Stimulate thinking in individual, small group, and large group activities;
  • Observe, assess, and evaluate pupil growth and program effectiveness;
  • Aid the children in the development of concentration and independence;
  • Facilitate and support children in problem solving and conflict resolution;
  • Administer First Aid, notify parents, write injury reports and keep injury log;
  • Administer medicine according to Health Policy and EEC regulations and maintain proper records;
  • Change diapers and assist in toileting and hand washing in accordance with the Center Policies;
  • Keep accurate attendance records;
  • Document children's growth; bring any concerns to the attention of the Director;
  • Collaborate with Special Educators and follow IEP and IFSP plans;
  • Complete annual professional development hours as specified by EEC.

2. Environment:

  • Comply with the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care regulations; follow Department of Public Health recommended practices;
  • Prepare, evaluate and adjust the environment based on the developmental needs of children;
  • Organize and maintain instructional materials;
  • Stock disposable supplies; maintain order and cleanliness;
  • Identify and report any safety hazards to the Director;
  • Provide a warm, friendly, and welcoming environment.

3. Parent Relationships:

  • Participate in evening parent meetings;
  • Prepare written progress reports according to EEC regulations;
  • Hold parent conferences when requested, or when necessary to address developmental concerns;
  • Maintain open and friendly relationships with parents; build partnerships with parents;
  • Maintain confidentiality and discretion as necessary;
  • Keep parents informed through newsletters and parent bulletin boards;
  • Communicate with parents daily in a variety of ways;
  • Serve as role model and resource for parents.

Additional Functions:

  • Supervise, mentor and evaluate Curry College work study students, student employees, interns, student teachers and volunteers.
  • Open and/or close the Center when necessary.

 

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Early Education or preparation of Early Childhood Coursework.
  • Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care Teacher Certification is required.
  • Six to twelve months Early Childhood experience in a school or early education and care setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively deal with a variety of individuals.
  • General understanding of child development and knowledge of Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care regulations.
  • Must have CPR and First Aid certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Lead Teacher preferred.

 

 

Additional Information:

At the College's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the College, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.  

Curry College is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sex identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law, including Title IX.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be directed to the College's Title IX Coordinator, Rachel King at Rachel.king@curry.edu, (617) 979-3516, or King Academic Administration Building, 55 Atherton St, or US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights ("OCR") - Boston Office, 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, (617) 289-0111.

 

Application Instructions:

Please apply online at: http://www.curry.edu/about-curry/employment/job-opportunities.html for consideration.  Interested Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional reference names, one of which must be a former or current supervisor, including complete contact information and professional titles.