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identities and experiences are understood, appreciated, and fully
included, and where equitable treatment, opportunities, and
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every state and more than 150 countries. Our internationally
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development, and more. Our staff are innovative, service-oriented,
and dedicated to moving the university towards achieving its
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all of our students, faculty and staff and share a passion for
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Working in cooperation with the fellow Teacher, this position
provides, through open communication with other staff, a high
quality, professional childcare service to the children of AU
students, staff and faculty; while also serving as an educational
resource for university students and faculty. Duties include:
planning, implementing and evaluating a developmentally appropriate
educational program for children ages 2½ to 6 years old.
- Classroom Duties: Reflect with fellow teacher to assist in the
planning and implementation of a developmentally appropriate
preschool program. Implement plans for Teacher’s small group
- Staff Duties: Attend and participate in all classroom team
meetings for monthly planning, small group activities, and
reflective problem solving. Attend all staff meetings and
contribute to both discussions and problem solving sessions.
- Supervisory Duties: Supervise FWS students and interns and
guide positive involvement with the children by modeling
appropriate behavior and mentoring them in their classroom
activities. Complete year-end evaluation of FWS students.
- Administrative Duties: Maintain both anecdotal and portfolio
records for each child in the teacher’s small group.
- Parent Duties: Establish positive communication with parents on
- Other Duties: Attend CDC Potluck events twice each year as
- Work-study students and other seasonal workers report directly
to this position.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
- This position reports directly to the Center’s Director.
- Classroom oversight and direction given by the Teachers to
ensure appropriate positive interaction between staff and children;
model of high standards for teaching and interaction with children,
staff, and parents; and reflective collaboration with other staff
to ensure the implementation of the CDC philosophy, policies, and
- The nature of this role within the organizational unit is to
provide high quality developmentally appropriate child care,
primarily for children ages 2½ to 6 years old.
Required Education and Experience
- Coordinator/Analyst B
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, or a related
field, plus a minimum of 24 semester credit hours in Early
Childhood Education or obtain a credential verification
certification issued by DC Office of State Superintendent of
Education (OSSE) no later than December 2023 to verify OSSE’s ECE
Teacher’s requirements are satisfied.
- Position requires certification in Childhood First Aid and
certification in Childhood CPR.
- This position requires ability to complete professionally
written reports on children's development for parents, staff
psychologist and other educational and therapeutic referrals.
- Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful
completion of a background check.
- To ensure the health and safety of our community AU requires
COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty and staff. Click here to learn
more about our health and safety directive.
AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching
retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their
families, several leadership development certificates, and has been
recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly
worksite.Click here to learn about American University's unique
benefit options .
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