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We are Harper College…the college in your community.

The College was established by referendum in 1965 and opened September 1967. It is named for Dr. William Rainey Harper, a pioneer in the junior college movement in the United States and the first president of the University of Chicago.

Harper College is now one of the nation’s premier community colleges and one of the largest, serving approximately 29,000 students annually in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The College’s academic programs prepare students for rewarding careers and for transfer to four-year universities. Harper offers associate degree and certification programs, advanced career programs, workforce training, professional development, continuing education classes, accelerated degree options for adults and developmental education programs.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, Bachelor Degree preferred. Minimum Level 4 Illinois Gateways Teacher Credentials

Experience: Two years of teaching experience in early childhood setting

Work is primarily indoors in nature, however some time will be spent outside on the playground. Must be able to stand for long periods and take the children on long walks throughout campus. For children’s safety must have the ability to quickly maneuver within the classroom and on the playground (running, rising from a floor position or child’s chair). Must be able to lift independently up to a 50lb. child. Must be flexible with schedule between 7:30am - 5:30pm.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Works closely with other Early Childhood Educators and receives oral and/or written instructions from immediate supervisor on an ongoing basis.

Plans and implements the preschool program activities under the direction of the Early Childhood Lab School Supervisor.

Maintains a safe and healthy classroom and arranges a classroom environment in accordance with program goals and philosophy.

Overseas the practicum students from the Early Childhood Education program.

Assists in the management of the preschool classroom.

Interacts with the children, scaffolds learning and encourages their involvement in activities

Participates in parent involvement program

Reports classroom experiences and collaborates with the Early Childhood Lab School Supervisor.

Communicates with parents through newsletters and parent conferences.

Uses authentic assessment practices to assess learning and maintain cumulative records of children's development

Participates in registration process as required.

Attends professional meetings and maintains professional competence.

Performs related duties as assigned.

ABOUT THE TEAM

The Business and Social Sciences Divisions provides transfer ready programs and courses in social science, such as anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology and sociology.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Plans and implements the preschool program activities under the direction of the Early Childhood Lab School Supervisor.

Maintains a safe and healthy classroom and arranges a classroom environment in accordance with program goals and philosophy.

Overseas the practicum students from the Early Childhood Education program.

Assists in the management of the preschool classroom.

Interacts with the children, scaffolds learning and encourages their involvement in activities

Participates in parent involvement program

Reports classroom experiences and collaborates with the Early Childhood Lab School Supervisor.

Communicates with parents through newsletters and parent conferences.

Uses authentic assessment practices to assess learning and maintain cumulative records of children's development

Participates in registration process as required.

Attends professional meetings and maintains professional competence.

Performs related duties as assigned.

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