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Early Childhood Teacher

Vanderbilt University Child and Family Center -

Job DescriptionPlans and implements a developmentally appropriate program for children and families enrolled at the Vanderbilt Child Care Centers. Supervises support staff, practicum students, and volunteers. Able to appropriately lift a child weighing up to 40 pounds Experience working with preschool and pre-k age children.
Key Functions and Expected Performances:
Implements developmentally appropriate curriculum and activities according to NAEYC guidelines, DOE licensing standards, and center policy.
• Prepares lesson plans with co-teachers.
• Submits lesson plan by 3 o'clock on Friday afternoon for the coming week.
• Collects needed materials and supplies in advance.
• Assesses plans and curriculum based on children's individuals needs and levels of development.
• Prepares and distributes classroom newsletter weekly or bi-weekly.
• Maintains attendance records .
• Submits reports necessary for compliance with licensing agencies.
• Completes daily report forms for each child and other forms during periods when children are resting in older classrooms or as needed in infant classrooms.
• Plans activities in advance in order to assure that needed supplies and materials are prepared.
Maintains a clean, safe, orderly classroom environment which contributes to the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive growth of children. (Per NAEYC, DOE, OSHA, Risk Management, and Center policies).
• Monitors classroom and playground for cleanliness and safety.
• Cleans classrooms according to established policies.
• Complies with center cleaning and sanitizing procedures.
• Limits excessive clutter in classroom.
• Prepares appropriate reports as needed.
• Limits time out of the classroom and off of the playground when supervising children.
• Arrives punctually for work in order to maintain appropriate adult-child ratios.
• Facilitates discussions with children throughout the day in order to enhance language development.
• Monitors tone and volume of own voice to ensure respectful interactions with children, parents, and co-workers.
• Assures that children are supervised at all times. Monitors clean-up times and transitions in order to assure the safety and security of all children. Positions self in classroom and on playground in order to interact with and guide children.
Supervise personnel assigned to assist with classroom activities (including students, assistants, and volunteers).
• Discusses weekly and daily plans with co-workers.
• Communicates necessary information concerning schedules and activities.
• Assigns tasks and sets appropriate guidelines for students, assistants, and volunteers.
Using observation and developmental profiles/checklists, and anecdotal notes, maintains appropriate records of children's progress.
• Monitors children's behavior and development.
• Reports concerns or unusual behaviors to administrator/supervisor.
Work with supervisors to maintain inventory of supplies and materials; reports needed repairs immediately.
• Monitors classroom inventory of supplies and materials.
• Records needs on posted lists.
• Removes broken toys and materials.
• Conducts necessary repairs when possible.
Participates in and contributes to staff meetings, parents meetings/conferences, and opportunities for professional development.
• Reports issues, concerns, or topics that need to be included in staff meetings.
• Initiates discussions with parents related to their child.
• Conducts parents meetings/conferences as needed.
• Attends workshops and conferences as directed by supervisor.
• Demonstrates a knowledge and understanding of NAEYC Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Department of Human Services Licensing Standards, Parent Handbook, and Staff Handbook.
Promotes and maintains confidentiality with respect to information related to children, parents, and co-workers.
• Avoids conversations with parents concerning children (other than their own), parents, co-workers.
• Answers parental questions appropriately and professionally.
• Limits conversations with others when supervising and interacting with children.
• Models appropriate interactions with children, parents, and co-workers.

Interested candidates should apply online at:

Job Requirements• Experience working in an early childhood education program or childcare setting with children ages 5 years old and younger
• Early Childhood Education majors are preferred
• CDA or other related certifications are preferred

Qualifications Education: AssociateΥs degree
Experience: 2 years

Work HoursCompensationJob typeStart Date
40TBDFull timeApril 26, 2015

Company Description The Vanderbilt Child & Family Center provides resource and referral services, quality child care, and early childhood education to the children of faculty, staff, and students.

Contact Information Melody Dennis

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