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Preschool Teacher -Echo

Company: Centro De La Familia
Location: Grand Junction
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job DescriptionCentro de la Familia provides high-quality, comprehensive, early childhood development and education services to children and their families throughout Utah, Colorado, and Nevada. Our mission is to promote the educational success of children and families while fostering healthy and engaged communities.Sign on Bonus: This position is eligible to get a bonus of $2,000 after 60 days of employment.Location: This position will be a permanent at either one of your Grand Junction Centers; Red Canyon, Ute Canyon, Echo Canyon and Gateway. OverviewUnder the supervision of the Education Specialist administers a program of early childhood education that is developmentally, linguistically & culturally appropriate; meets the individual & holistic needs of preschool aged children; and works closely with parents and families to ensure they are intentionally included in the planning and execution of their child's education.LocationKey areas of responsibilityClassroom Environment

  • Manage all aspects of the classroom in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards, Child Care Licensing rules, developmentally appropriate practices, and early childhood education best practices.
  • Provide direct supervision and be actively always engaged with children to ensure their safety and well-being. Provide clear behavioral expectations and use proper positive methods to prevent and redirect misbehavior.
  • Plan a daily, individualized program to support and promote children's physical, social/emotional, cognitive, and language development using the assigned curriculum and the agency's School Readiness Plan in a culturally appropriate way.
  • Collect child outcomes data on an ongoing basis, with formal assessment points occurring three times a year. Participate in ongoing monitoring through child file case reviews. Maintain timely and complete electronic data, records, and assessments for each child.
  • Plan and implement appropriate learning activities for special needs children with IEPs.
  • Meet USDA and sanitation regulations during mealtime and follow guidelines for family- style meal service. Maintain accurate classroom meal count and attendance records.
  • Understand and apply the principles embodied in the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) and Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS) assessment tools.
  • Establish a classroom where interactions are positive, warm, caring, and respectful of children.
  • Follow the lead of the children by demonstrating an awareness of and responsiveness to children's emotional, physical, and educational needs; allowing and encouraging freedom of expression and movement; and encouraging children's responsibility and autonomy.
  • Facilitate children's involvement in activities by providing a variety of materials, teaching through a variety of modalities, and managing the classroom to provide continual learning activities for the children.
  • Use instructional discussions and activities to promote children's higher order thinking skills with a focus on understanding rather than rote memorization.
  • Use language-stimulation and language-facilitation techniques during conversations with children. Be a good language model by using correct grammar, voice level, and clear speech.Parent & Family Involvement
    • Conduct home visits and parent/teacher conferences to build relationships and include parents in the planning and execution of their child's individual curriculum.
    • Collaborate with family service specialists to increase parent knowledge about child development and improve their child observation skills.
    • Involve parents in the education process by using educational activities to extend children's learning into the home. Consider parent observations, knowledge, skills, talents, and interests in weekly planning.Professionalism
      • Work with the Education Specialist to develop an ongoing professional development plan with a focus on knowledge and best practices in early childhood education.
      • Accept supervision and follow through with recommendations made by supervisors and other advisors. Seek training and/or assistance to implement improvements when needed.
      • Work as a team with other staff and entities to actively provide a collaborative environment focused on the success and well-being of the children.
      • Adhere to work plans and agency policies and procedures.
      • Fulfill other duties as requested.QualificationsAA or BA in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or a related field. Current CPR, First Aid, and Food Handler's permit required. Must be able to work with children with special needs and children with limited or no English. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred. Physical requirements include extended periods of walking, standing, kneeling, and crouching; the ability to lift and/or move 50 pounds; the ability to sit on the floor, crawl, run, and perform other actions commonly associated with caring for preschool children. Current and former Early Head Start and Head Start parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.Job Type: Full-timeBenefits:
        • 401(k) matching
        • Dental insurance
        • Health insurance
        • Health savings account
        • Life insurance
        • Paid time off
        • Vision insuranceSchedule:
          • 8-hour shift
          • Monday to FridayEducation:
            • Bachelor's Degree in ECE or related field (preferred)
            • Associate Degree in ECE or related field (required)Experience:
              • Early childhood education: 2 years (Preferred)Powered by JazzHR9CypRdpCtL

Keywords: Centro De La Familia, Grand Junction , Preschool Teacher -Echo, Education / Teaching , Grand Junction, Colorado

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