Early Learning Center at Saint Michael's College
Do you have experience caring for young children? Would you like a generous benefits package that includes a gym membership option and undergraduate and graduate tuition benefits for you and your family members? The Early Learning Center at Saint Michael's College is looking for an Early Childhood Teacher to join this welcoming community. The position is regular full-time starting as soon as possible. Duties will include curriculum planning, assessment and observation of children, working in conjunction with other teachers and families, direct care and ensuring safety for children aged 0-3 years.
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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Plans and conducts developmentally appropriate activities and assessments for children
Sets and maintains staff-agreed upon limits for children
Supervises teaching assistants, trainees, volunteers, practicum/work-study students, provides feedback and resources
Participates in communication with parents including notes home, phone calls, etc.
Keeps informed of current issues in the field of Early Childhood Education, including 12 hours of training (as defined by the Vermont Early Childhood Program Licensing Regulations) per year
Designs the environment to be conducive to childrens development and beneficial for working with other teachers
Keeps childrens space looking neat, puts materials away when children/caregivers are through with them
Participates in staff meetings, extracurricular activities and in-service training
Sees the value of cultural, ethnic, gender, and other individual differences in people. Helps to create an environment of learning about, valuing, encouraging, and supporting differences
Holds individual parent conferences 2 times per year, and as needed, and serves as a resource for parents
Familiarizes oneself with emergency procedures, locations of fire exits and first aid kits
Attains appropriate knowledge of Vermont Licensing Regulations and NAEYC accreditation criteria
Participates in annual CPR certification
Contributes to writing monthly newsletters with other staff members
Attends meetings of the advisory board on rotational basis
Reports suspected abuse or neglect to the appropriate agency
Maintains materials with the assistance of other staff
Performs individual child developmental assessments and screenings
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to work with infants and toddlers in a group setting
College-level course work in Early Childhood Education or Child Development required (at least 21 credits)
First Aid and CPR Certification
An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and pre-employment physical screening as well as a fingerprinted background check through the State of Vermont Child Development Division.
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
Vermont State Teaching License with Early Childhood Education Endorsement
Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k), generous paid time off, employee and dependent tuition benefits, and discounted gym membership.