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Child Development Teacher (Hoeflin Stone House Child Care Center)

Apply now Department: 3670055050 Family Studies & Human Service
Job no: 504273
Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Child Development, Family & Consumer Sciences, Customer Service

About this Role: The Hoeflin Stone House Child Care Center with the School of Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University is seeking a Child Development Teacher which will supervise teachers and lab students in the classroom.
We Support Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community. 
Duties / Responsibilities: Learning Environment:
  1. Intentionally plan and maintain a positive learning environment both indoors and outdoors that fosters development in motor, cognitive, language, social, emotional, and creative domains.
  2. Develop and maintain positive relationships with families.
  3. Communicate with parents regarding child's progress through a variety of means, including parent-teacher conferences, daily written and verbal communication; maintain positive parent partnerships.
  4. 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.
  5. Support Center's commitment to respect for and acceptance of diversity. Include all families' culture in the day to day rituals of the classroom and learning environment.
  6. 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.
  7. Create and maintain a positive learning environment in accordance with early childhood standards, regulations or tools.

Program Management:

  1. Supervise assigned staff members and monitor staff/child ratios at all times.
  2. Assist in orienting and evaluating assigned classroom staff and volunteers.
  3. Maintain and keep current NAEYC Accreditation Classroom Portfolio with up to date evidence from the classroom providing compliance of all criterion.
  4. Assist supervisor in purchase requests and suggestions for equipment and materials needed for operation of the program.

Child Assessment:

  1. Records observation and anecdotal notes on all children on a daily basis to be used in child's assessment.
  2. Collect photos and work samples to illustrate emerging abilities and activities of children to be used in child's portfolio.
  3. Maintain records of each child's progress and experiences through individualized portfolios according to Center policies/procedures.
  4. Prepare reports to assist in planning for each child's individual needs in lesson plans and to share with parents.

Professional Development:

  1. Successfully complete required professional education
  2. Successfully complete required annual training hours
  3. Complete continuing education goals
  4. Complete Program Wide and Individual goals as outlined on the Performance Assessment Plan.

Additional Duties & Expectations:

  1. Adhere to policies, procedures, and philosophy of the Stone House.
  2. Maintain prompt hours; notify administration in the event of illness or unexpected absence.
  3. Maintain a professional attitude in demeanor and relationships with children, parents, and staff.
  4. Understand and use NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct in their roles as members of the early childhood profession.
  5. Model and maintain confidentiality in and outside of the classroom setting in regard to children, parents, staff, students and volunteers; follow guidelines established by the center policies.
  6. Any related responsibilities assigned by administration.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Requires six months of teaching experience and the following credentials: Child Development Associate Credential, 12 hours of college level course work in early childhood education or an associate degree in early childhood education. Expected to actively pursue an associate or bachelor's degree as outlined in National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation criteria. This position may use an educational equivalency as determined relevant.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelors degree in early childhood education or related field.  Licensure in early childhood unified and six months experience working with infants and/or toddlers in group setting.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit the following documents:
  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Names and contact information for three professional references

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • The successful candidate will need to pass KBI Background Check, Physical and TB Test. 
Screening of Applications Begins: Screening will begin July 20, 2018 and continue until filled.
Salary Range / Pay Rate: $ 11.71 - $ 17.57 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.
Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. 

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