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Child Development Teacher

Apply now Department: 3670009320 Center for Child Development
Job no: 501146
Work type: Temporary Full-time
Location: Manhattan
Categories: Child Development

General Description of Position: The K-State Center for Child Development, a nationally accredited early childhood program, is looking for a highly dedicated and enthusiastic Child Development Teacher for a preschool classroom.
Information about the Department:

The Center provides early childhood care and education programs for children of

  • K-State Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Community Families

The Center is licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to serve 230 children, ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age at the Jardine site.  During the academic year, the center provides care for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age.  During the summer months, the center offers a Summer Camp for Kindergartners to the age of 12. 

Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice provost for diversity and a dedicated staff.  Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.  

Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years.  Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

Job Description:

Learning Environment

  • Intentionally plan and maintain a positive learning environment both indoors and outdoors that fosters individualized development in motor, cognitive, language, social, emotional, and creative domains.

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with families.

  • Communicate with parents regarding child's progress through a variety of means, including parent-teacher conferences, daily written and verbal communication; maintain positive parent partnership.

  • Develop a monthly newsletter for parents to keep them informed of classroom activities, announcements, important dates, and activities that parents can do at home with their child. Submit newsletter to supervisor for review in accordance with instructions.

  • Support Center's commitment to respect for and acceptance of diversity. Include all families' cultures in the day to day rituals of the classroom and learning environment.

  • Prepare materials necessary for implementation of weekly lesson plans, to include written plans and procedures for substitute's use in case of lead teacher's absence.

  • Organize physical fitness games to help develop skills such as balance, skipping, hopping jumping; encourage daily active healthy lifestyle.

  • Create and maintain a positive learning environment in accordance with the following early childhood standards, regulations or tools:

  • ECERS/ITERS, CLASS, Creative Curriculum, Nature Explore and other outodoor cuirriculum, My Garden My Plate, KDHE licensing regulations, NAEYC Accreditation Standards, Developmentally Approvpriate Practice Third Edition

Child Assessment

  • Records observations and anecdotal notes on all children on a daily basis to be used in child's assessment.
  • Collect photos and work samples to illustrate emerging abilities and activities of children to be used in child's portfolio.
  • Maintain records of each child's progress and experiences through individualized portfolios or assessment/curriculum sites according to Center policies/procedures.
  • Teaching Strategies GOLD, IGDIs, ASQ and others
  • Prepare reports to assist in planning for each child's individual needs in lesson plans and to share with parents.

Program Management

  • Supervise assigned staff members and monitor staff/child ratios at all times.
  • Assist in orienting, training and evaluating assigned classroom staff and volunteers.
  • Maintain and keep current NAEYC Accreditation Classroom Portfolio with up to date evidence from the classroom proving compliance of all criterion.
  • Assist supervisor in purchase requests and suggestions for equipment and material needed for operation of the program.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Child Development Associate, or 12 hours of college level course work in Early Childhood, or AA in ECE. Expectation in actively pursuing Associates OR Bachelor's Degree as outlined in NAEYC Accreditation Criteria.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please include a resume and cover letter.
Screening of Applications Begins: Screening begins immediately, and continues until position is filled.
Salary Range / Pay Rate: $11.48 - $17.22 per hour
Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law
Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. 

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