Position Classification Title: Early Childhood Educator,Sr
Position Classification Code: R3076
Job Family: Instruct/Research/Pub Srvc
Pay Level: 07
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Plan and implement curriculum and learning experiences that will advance the intellectual and physical development of children with the goal of improving readiness for school. Establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment. Support the social and emotional development of children; and encourage the involvement of the families with children in a Head Start program.Support the development of relationships between children and their families.
Standard Duties:
Plan and implement learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical development of children, including: improving the readiness of children for school by developing their literacy, phonemic, and print awareness, their understanding and use of language,increasingly complex and varied vocabulary, their appreciation of books, their understanding of early math, counting, geometric shapes, and early science,and their problem-solving abilities. Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling, and field trips. Observe and evaluate children's performance, behavior, social development, and physical health. Identify children that show signs of emotional, developmental, or health-related problems, and discuss them with supervisors, parents or guardians, and child development specialists. Administer tests to help determine children's developmental levels, needs, and potential. Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress. Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations. Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. Teaching others how to do something. Talking to others to convey information effectively. Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things. Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. Managing one's own time and the time of others.
The ability to communicate information and ideas orally and in writing so others will understand. Ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. Ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. Ability to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree or advanced degree in Early Childhood education or coursework equivalent to a major related to early childhood education.
   Experience- 1-3 years of experience teaching young children as well as 1 year of administrative experience related to supervision of teaching staff.
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