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The chief objective of this position:
Utilizing the Reggio education approach, plan, develop and implement child centered creative and adaptive lesson plans and provide a safe, secure and engaging environment for children six weeks to six years age. As part of a teaching team, ensure that interactions with children support their self-esteem and promote their growth and development. To make learning a fun process that allows and encourages children to explore their full potentials. To communicate effectively and with respect with parents and team members. To support parents in achieving their parenting goals.
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate preferred
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
Previous experience working with children ages 6 weeks to 6 years of age (paid or unpaid)
Experience specifically working with children 6 weeks to 2 years old
Previous experience working with children in a care center environment
Familiarity with the Reggio philosophical approach to education for children
Education/training REQUIRED: (Note: work experience may be considered in lieu of credentials not required by law with HR approval. Work experience must be specific to role)
High School Diploma or equivalent
Minimum of 40 hours of coursework in early childhood education or related field (i.e. Child Psychology, Children’s Literature)
Bachelor's or Master's in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education strongly preferred