Provide a quality nurturing environment for a diverse population of children ages 15 months to kindergarten. This position in collaboration with early childhood educator II and the directors, serves by developing and implementing lesson plans, teaching developmentally appropriate curriculum, trains university student employees and directs information for evaluation of students employees and children. This position aids in providing information towards working with families.
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Who We Are
The mission of the University of Colorado Children’s Center is to provide the highest quality of care and education for young children. Our role is to encourage and support each child in all areas of development, therefore crafting a positive self-image and realistic opportunity for success. Campus administration, Children’s Center staff members, parents, and members of the community all play an integral part in promoting and providing an environment rich in learning experiences and opportunities for children within the CU community.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
- Maintain channels of communication with teaching teams and office in an effective manner.
- Maintain confidentiality in all communication.
- Complete written reports as necessary including notes, accident reports, food counts, etc.
- Aids in completing reports by keeping assessments concerning each child's development, recording children's attendance, lunch and snack counts.
- Completes accident reports and lesson plans.
- Direct contact with parents: by discussions at arrival and departure times, written communications, telephone calls, and parent teacher conferences.
- Interactions include dealing with the needs of ill children or children with behavioral problems; deciding when and how to use appropriate guidance techniques; and consulting with parents to help them understand their child's behavior and to take remedial or supportive actions within the home.
- Supervise and interact with children in the classroom using appropriate guidance techniques.
- Write lesson plans for educational and recreational purposes in accordance with center guidelines and developmentally appropriate practice.
- Determine how lesson plans will be implemented through age appropriate planned activities such as music, art, math, language, science, movement, dramatic play, and group activities tailored to meet children's individual needs.
- Collaborate with departments on campus, participating and attending parent programs and fundraisers.
- Assure continual professional growth by attending staff in-services, workshops, and conferences.
- Demonstrate flexibility in scheduling, working with different teams, and handling a variety of situations.
- Completes annual requirement of 15 hours training.
- Inspecting, making decision about, and communicating to ECE II or the director the condition of indoor/outdoor materials and equipment, teaching safety precautions and rules and regulations to classroom student assistants and children.
- Assuring a safe and stimulating outdoor environment by selecting equipment to be used on playground, enforcing playground rules, initiating games and outside activities, i.e. sand play, water play, supervising student assistants.
What You Should Know
This position may be eligible for $1,000 sign-on bonus.
What We Can Offer
- The salary range for this position is $16.50 - $18.50 per hour.
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What We Require
Any one of the following combinations of education and experience:
1. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a major area of study in one of the following areas: 1) Early childhood education; 2)Elementary education; 3) Special education; 4) Family and child development; 5) Child psychology.
2. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with two (2) three-semester hour early childhood education college courses with one course being either Introduction to Early Childhood Education or Guidance Strategies.
3. Current early childhood professional Credential Level III Version 2.0 as determined by the Colorado Department of Education.
4. Sixty (60) semester hours in early childhood education from a regionally accredited college or university, which must include at least two (2) three-semester hour courses, one of which must be either Introduction to Early Childhood Education or Guidance Strategies, and six (6) months of satisfactory experience.
5. Completion of twelve (12) semester hours from a regionally accredited college or university, at either a two year, four year or graduate level, in each of the following subject or content areas in early childhood education and one of the three (3) semester hour courses must be either Introduction to Early Childhood Education or Guidance Strategies and nine (9) months (1,395 hours) of verified experience in the care and supervision of four (4) or more children less than six (6) years of age who are not related to the individual.
6. Completion of a vocational or occupational education sequence in child development and twelve months of verified experience in the care and supervision of four or more children less than six (6) years of age who are not related to the individual.
7. Current certification as a Child Development Associate (CDA) from the Council of Professional Recognition, or other Department-approved credential.
8. Completion of a course of training approved by the Department that includes training and work experience with children in a child growth and development program and twelve (12) months (1,820 hours) of verified experience in the care and supervision of four (4) or more children less than six (6) years of age who are not related to the individual.
9. 1) Current Colorado Level I credential; or, 2) Two (2) three- semester hour early childhood education college courses from a regionally accredited college or university, at either a two year, four year or graduate level, in each of the following subject or content areas with one course being either Introduction to Early Childhood Education or Guidance Strategies and twenty-four (24) months (3,640hours) of verified experience in the care and supervision of four (4) or more children less than six (6) years of age who are not related to the individual. Satisfactory experience includes being a licensee of a Colorado family child care home; a teacher’s aide or teacher in a child care center, preschool, or elementary school.
What You Will Need
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Must pass Pre-Placement Physical Required background checks include a review with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Central Registry of Child Protection (Trails).
What We Would Like You To Have
- In addition to any of the above options, an Early Child Educator I working with toddlers (walking independently to thirty-six months) can also meet any of the below combinations of education and experience.
- A registered nurse, licensed to practice in Colorado, with a minimum of six months of experience in the care of infants and/or toddlers.
- Current certificate in infant and toddler care from an accredited college or university with completion of at least thirty semester hours in such courses as child growth and development, nutrition, and care practices with children birth to three years of age.
- A licensed practical nurse with at least twelve months of verifiable experience in the care of children less than three years of age.
- An Early Child Educator I who is working in an infant nursery must have six months of experience in the care of infants and toddlers (which may include parenting experience).
To apply, please submit the following materials:
1. A current resume.
2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
We may request references at a later time.
Please apply by July 26, 2021, for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.
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