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Early Childhood Teacher

Company: Escondido Community Child Development Center
Location: Escondido
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Position Summary: Aligning to the Matrix of the California Department of Education, Child Development Division, the teacher works under the supervision of the Site Supervisor to maintain a positive learning environment in the classroom, outdoors, and on field trips. The Teacher may supervise other staff members including other Teachers, Teacher Assistants Teacher Aides, and Parents under the direction of the Site Supervisor. Essential Job Functions: --- Develop and implement a learning environment that is safe, fun, clean, healthy, and promotes positive discipline for all children and staff. --- Prepare the learning environment for the classroom as it conforms to ECCDC policy, set up the learning centers, and prepare needed supplies and materials according to ECERS & ITERS. --- Physically and visually supervise children indoors, outdoors and in the bathrooms to ensure appropriate teacher/child ratios all times according to Title 5 Regulations. --- Help with the general housekeeping tasks and the general management of the learning environments in association with other staff in the classroom. --- Supervise and participate in the CACFP program through family-style eating during all meals, reporting the number of meals served, and supervising and controlling the food served to the children. --- Review and compare the menus to the meal pattern to make sure the meals are correct. --- Track all children in the program with special dietary needs, either with the doctor's signature or parent preference. --- Infant program: keep accurate records of food items and quantities prepared for each age group. --- Work as a team player in all aspects of classroom and site needs. --- Accept responsibility in accordance with the school---s educational philosophy. --- Schedule and provide written documentation for two parent-teacher conferences per year (October and February). Respond to parents--- requests for parent-teacher conferences. Interact and consult with parents about their child---s progress and daily activities on a daily/weekly basis. --- Train other staff members in the classroom to promote the growth and wellbeing of the children and to maintain a healthy and safe working & learning environment. --- Positively communicate, listen, and interact with all children throughout the day. --- Maintain an ---open-door--- policy and welcome all visitors to the Center. --- Keep and maintain all attendance records, portfolios, and reports, including a parent calendar of classroom events; frequent maintenance of each child---s DRDP-PS or IT developmental portfolio, including anecdotal records for all children as assigned. --- Ability to use a variety of media and resources to enhance the learning experience of the children and colleagues. --- Attend all In-Services, training and staff meetings as required. --- Maintain disaster prepared readiness by ensuring child emergency forms are up to date and kits are fully stocked with the necessary items. --- Work in culturally sensitive ways to partner with families around the care of the children. --- Attends and participates in all Parent Advisory Committee events and training as needed. --- Will participate in professional growth and development opportunities. --- Maintain confidentiality as it pertains to the children, families, and other staff members. --- Support the Policies and Procedures, Health & Safety Manuals, Parent---s Handbook and CACFP program in order to implement the Mission of ECCDC. --- Any other duties as assigned by the Site Supervisor or Management Requirements: --- Proof of a Current Associate Teacher Permit (or permit eligible) as issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and maintained current throughout employment as an Associate Teacher or higher --- Valid Proof of Authorization to work in the United States --- Sit and/or stand for extended periods, get up and down easily from the floor, walk, bend at the waist and knees, kneel and uses hands, arms and legs for dexterity and balance --- Occasionally lifts, carries, and balances objects weighing up to 50 pounds --- Must be able to hear, see including peripheral vision and distinction of colors, read and communicate verbally and in writing frequently with a wide range of people from divergent socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and origins. --- Must have reliable transportation to ensure timely and consistent travel to and from work site --- Pushes and pulls such objects as file drawers and supplies. --- Preferred - Current Pediatric CPR/First Aid Card --- Preferred - Current Food Handler---s Card or training --- Bilingual (Spanish) desirable but not required --- Able to speak, read and write English with comprehension --- Must be willing to work at multiple site locations in Escondido, CA. --- Employee must exhibit a growth mindset philosophy and be committed to continuous learning and education. Physical, Mental, and Environmental Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: Generally, work in a climate-controlled office or childcare center setting may occasionally create exposure to dust and pollen. Sit and/or stand for extended periods, walk, bend at the waist and knees, kneel, and uses hands, arms and legs for dexterity and balance frequently. Occasionally lifts carry, and balance objects weighing up to 30 pounds. Pulls and pushes such objects as file drawers and supplies. Prioritizes and multi-tasks work and projects requiring good memory, concentration, and analytical thinking. Occasionally is required to perform the safe operation of office equipment and machines and recognize and abate safety hazards within the workplace. Frequently is required to perform the safe operation of a vehicle and abide by all vehicular laws. Must be able to hear, and see including peripheral vision and distinction of colors, read and communicate verbally and in writing frequently with a wide range of people from divergent socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and origins. The noise level in the work environment ranges from a quiet office setting to a moderate in childcare centers. Company Description About ECCDC: Established in 1974, ECCDC is a state-licensed non-profit preschool for children ages 4 months to kindergarten. ECCDC provides a comprehensive, coordinated, and cost-effective child development program that includes a full range of education, supervision, health, and social services designed to assist children and their families to maximize their full learning potential.

Keywords: Escondido Community Child Development Center, Escondido , Early Childhood Teacher, Education / Teaching , Escondido, California

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