To ensure NCC continues to provide opportunities to the people within our community, Teacher’s primary responsibility is to manage daily classroom operations of the NCC Early Learning Center by implementing, monitoring and maintaining best practices for high-quality and inclusive early childhood education programming which align with OSSE, Creative Curriculum, NAEYC and NCC Inclusion standards.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide supervision to classroom staff
- Promote a team atmosphere in the classroom
- Act as classroom Team Leader
- Conduct annual assessments and other assessments as assigned.
- Participate in the development and implementation of IFSP/IEP’s
- Design and implement activities to meet each child’s goals and objectives
- Ensure that written lesson plans, progress reports, data sheets, and other pertinent documentation is completed
- Prepare and present relevant information at team meetings, parent meetings and evaluative meetings
- Ensure that updated records are maintained for each child assigned to the classroom
- Ensure that written and verbal communication with parent consistently occurs and is documented
- Maintain communication and work in collaboration with clinical team
- Make appropriate clinical referrals regarding materials, equipment service needs
- Assist in the monitoring of the medical and dietary needs of each child
- Facilitate family participation through home and center based activities
- Participate in scheduled bus duty
- Adhere to all program policies/procedures
- Assist in identifying and implementing age appropriate behavior management techniques
- Participate in staff training activities and staff development.
- Participate in transition process when applicable
- Other duties as assigned
- Maintain appropriate cleanliness of room and materials including strict adherence to universal precautions
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- An Associate’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Development OR
- An Associate’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university, at least fifteen (15) credit hours from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Development and at least one (1) year of supervised experience working with children in a licensed District of Columbia Child Development Center or its equivalent in another jurisdiction OR
- At least forty-eight (48) credit hours from an accredited college or university, at least fifteen (15) credit hours from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Development and at least two (2) year of supervised experience working with children in a licensed District of Columbia Child Development Center or its equivalent in another jurisdiction
- A valid Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, specifying that the individual is qualified for the assigned age classification. All teachers are required to have an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood by 2020. All new hires with a CDA must be enrolled in a degree seeking program.
NCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.