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Early Childhood Educator

Mary Johnson Children's Center /School Age | Posted 23-02-2021

Middlebury (Education and Training)


Summary
Are you a passionate and committed Early Educator?
We are seeking a dynamic teacher to be part of our early childhood program!
Position responsibilities include working as part of a team, curriculum planning and implementation, collaboration with families and agencies, and supporting children's learning. Full time opportunity with benefit package. BA/BS in Early Childhood or related field and Early Childhood Licensure preferred.
The Mary Johnson Children's Center Programs support the importance of learning through play; programs evolve depending on the interests of children, teachers, and families. We believe that all families are experts on their children and want what is best for them. Experience and training in early childhood education along with a demonstrated interest in and knowledge of young children, energy, and enthusiasm. This position requires the employee to be physically able to stand, sit or kneel for extended periods of time, lift up to 50 pounds, and work both indoors and outdoors year-round.
Send resume and three letters of reference to Kristen Dunne to Mary Johnson Children's Center, 81 Water St., Middlebury, VT 05753.
Duties
  • Coordinate and implement educational curriculum by developing classroom activities based on developmentally appropriate practices and early learning standards
  • Lead by example; encourage teaching team success through modeling and coaching.
  • Plan individual and group age-appropriate activities to actively engage children and encourage social, cognitive and emotional growth.
  • Maintain frequent communications with parents through informal discussions, progress reports, and parent-teacher conferences.
  • Ensure all center policies and state regulations are met.
  • Ensure a healthy classroom environment - including maintaining appropriate hygiene and cleanliness standards and safety and security of children.
  • Supervise teacher assistants and classroom volunteers to ensure they are following planned activities, hygiene and safety standards.
  • Maintain accurate records, forms and files.
  • Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.

Requirements
  • Minimum of 2 years of professional child care experience.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills.
  • High energy and the ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and to foster a team environment.
  • A strong understanding of child development.
  • Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification.
  • Must clear full background check and must pass health screening.
  • Associate's Degree in early childhood education or related field of study with a minimum of 30 Credits in ECE.
  • Requirements include the ability to take frequent walks, use hands and fingers, handle objects, tools or controls, talk to and hear voices at many levels. May also be required to kneel, bend, squat or crawl.
  • A specific vision ability will be required including the ability to see up close and up to a certain distance, to see colors, have peripheral vision and depth perception.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

Benefits
Benefit package discussed at interview.