Eagle Valley Child Care Association Early Childhood Teacher Edwards, CO · Vail, CO · Full time

The Early Childhood Teacher is responsible for the general supervision, management, care, and education of a group of toddler- or preschool-age children. This position acts as a part of a team; the team equally plans and implements curriculum as well as works with parents and families to assess and meet the needs of individual children.

Description

Qualifications:

The person selected for this position must be able to meet the requirements of a Level 2 Early Childhood Professional Credential 3.0 per Colorado state rules and regulations. Interested candidates may view the ECPC3.0 worksheet here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10FQQw4q0G01W9Ssczs0o1Kkit2HhkbFV/view

Additionally, this person must be a sensitive, mature individual who is able to relate well to both young children and adults.


Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

Establish and maintain a healthy environment

  • Design appropriate room arrangements to support classroom and individual child goals
  • Promote healthy eating practices, proper handwashing techniques, use of tissues, etc.
  • Implement the safety policies of the center (e.g. ratios)
  • Post necessary information to ensure the safety and well-being of the children
  • Maintain an organized, stimulating, and developmentally appropriate learning environment
  • Assume an equal share of housekeeping and cleaning tasks with other staff

Advance physical and cognitive development

  • Plan, supervise, and implement classroom environment, materials, schedule, and activities in accordance with the Creative Curriculum
  • Use equipment and materials for indoor and outdoor play that promote children's development of gross motor skills
  • Provide an inclusive curriculum that meets the needs of individual children with concern to their interests, abilities, and cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Implement experiences that promote intellectual development, fine motor skill, and language development

Support social and emotional development and provide positive guidance

  • Treat each child with dignity and respect, valuing their emotions and perspectives
  • Use and promote positive guidance techniques
  • Establish routines with structured transitions
  • Communicate with children at their developmental level
  • Encourage children to be independent and affirm their capability
  • Interact with children (HAVE FUN!!)

Nurture positive and productive relationships with families

  • Relate assessment information to parents/guardians and provide support for raising children at different developmental stages
  • Promote communication with parents through daily notes, monthly newsletters, bulletin boards, documentation boards, and informal conversations
  • Welcome new families into the classroom and school community
  • Encourage parent participation by providing a variety of ways that families can participate in the program

Ensure a well-run, purposeful program responsive to participant needs

  • Assess program supplies and materials as needed
  • Coordinate with and help supervise substitutes, floats, and volunteers
  • Meet with classroom team to assess children's needs and developmental progress using TS Gold
  • Meet daily with team to assess classroom needs

Maintain a commitment to professionalism

  • Promote EVCCA's philosophy (Reggio Emilia) and educational objectives (Teaching Strategies)
  • Follow NAEYC's Code of Ethical Conduct and Developmentally Appropriate Practice
  • Engage in ongoing professional development to improve personal and professional skills
  • 15 clock hours of training required per calendar year per Colorado state rules and regulations
  • Attend staff meetings, parent nights, and in-service trainings provided by EVCCA

Salary

$20 - $25 per hour