Little Dippers Doodle Children's Center

Early Childhood Educator

Reference ID : 47572
Location : St. Johnsbury, VT
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time

Description

Summary


Little Dippers Doodle Children's Center is a 5-STAR, Strengthening Families early childhood program with strong community partnerships. We are currently seeking to fill 2 Head Teacher positions. If you have a heart for young children, and don't mind hard work, we want to talk with you. Candidates must have early childhood experience with at least 21 college credits and be committed to this rewarding work with children and their families.


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

Must be 20 years of age with a High School Diploma or GED and meet one (1) of the following qualifications:     

  • Vermont Early Childhood Career Ladder Level Three (3) Certificate; or
  • Associate Degree with a major or concentration in Early Childhood, Child or Human Development, Elementary Education or Child and Family Services; or
  • A Certificate of Completion from the Registered Child Care Apprenticeship Program; or
  • Child Care Certificate of Completion from the Community College of Vermont; or
  • Successful completion of twenty-one (21) college credits with an Early Childhood or School Age focus.
  •  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.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

Nice To Haves



Benefits


Competitive wage; paid sick and vacation time; employer matched contribution retirement account; paid planning time.



Salary : $18 to $20/Hr
Minimum Education : Associate
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : None
Location : St. Johnsbury, VT

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