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Childcare Teacher II

Posted: 04/18/2024

  •  Create a learning environment both in and outside the classroom promoting exploration and experimentation.
    • Develop an age-appropriate early childhood Constructivist Curriculum and environment with engaging interactions and programing based on licensing regulations and accreditation standards.
    • Coordinate and direct the work of all part-time employees, student workers, practicum students; coordinate all visits from guests, therapists, and volunteers.
    • Establish relationships with college students creating interest in becoming part of the CDLC community.
    • Mentor and model developmentally appropriate practices in the classroom; coach and provide feedback to students during practicums and individual meetings; review and critique student assignments and experiences.
    • Process and complete paperwork for faculty and communicate the progress of students to faculty.
    • Observe, record development, and establish goals for individual children to create the curriculum and learning environment within the classroom.
    • Culturally sensitive to each client/family and individual needs and customs as appropriate.
    • Maintain all paperwork for children's records and classroom curriculum.
    • Maintain all accreditation portfolios.

    • Build and maintain rapport and trust with families; initiate home visit before enrollment, conduct developmental conferences on the child's birthday and half birthday months (additional conferences if needed by parent or teacher), participate in transition and exit conferences; facilitate four educational parent meetings per year; create daily communication, and bimonthly newsletters.
    • Stay up to date and maintain knowledge in the field of child development and early childhood education.
    • Complete 18 hours annually of qualified continuing education.
    • Maintain current CPR and infant child first aid.
    • Maintain all annual training required for MO licensing, MO DSS, IL DSS, and STLCC.
    • Participates in CDLC Parent Advisory Council, STLCC, and community events.
    • Assists with other matters as assigned.

Education, experience, and other requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in Early Care and Education, Child and Family Development or similar degree
• Minimum of one year of relevant early childhood classroom experience, including practicum

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