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INFANT/TODDLER Childcare Teacher--Creative Child Center At UConn Health Full-time

at Creative Child Center Connecticut in Connecticut (Published at 12-11-2022)

Summary

Excellence, Teamwork, Leadership and Innovation. These are the values that define UConn Health, and we are looking for team members that share these same values. Our top rated organization is looking to add a Childcare Teacher to our award winning Creative Child Center. If you have a background in this field, as well as a passion for the child and family experience, we want to hear from you.

SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., with a 60 minute unpaid break

APPLY HERE under Childcare Center, Childcare Teacher: https://jobs.uchc.edu/CSS_External/CSSPage_Welcome.asp

Duties

SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., with a 60 minute unpaid break

Supervision Received:
Works under the general supervision of the Head Childcare Teacher, Center Director or an employee of higher grade.

This important role supervises and instructs children aged six (6) weeks through preschool with a program designed to stimulate cognitive, emotional, physical and social growth in a safe, caring environment.

Examples of Duties:
Establishes and maintains a safe, healthy learning environment by:
Implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum and instruction practices based on knowledge of individual children and curriculum goals.
Creating and modifying environment to meet the specific needs of all children, including children with disabilities, developmental delays and special abilities.
Maintaining a physically and psychologically safe and healthy learning environment.
Supports social and emotional development and provides positive guidance by:
Observing and guiding child's behavior.
Supporting the development and learning of individual children.
Establishes and maintains positive and collaborative relationships with families by:
Communicating with parents/guardians about curriculum and children's development.
Demonstrating sensitivity to differences in family structures and social and cultural backgrounds.
Maintains a commitment to professionalism by:
Establishing and maintaining positive, collaborative relationships with colleagues, other professionals, and families, and working effectively as a member of a professional team.
Ensures a well-run, purposeful program responsive to enrollees need by:
Observing, recording, and assessing child's development for the purpose of assisting in the planning of appropriate programs, environments and interactions.
Maintaining staff child ratios in compliance with state regulations.
Actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally by locating and using appropriate professional literature, organizations, resources and experience to inform and improve practice.
Performing other related duties.

Requirements

Required Education and Training:
Associates or Bachelors in Early Childhood Education or Child Development
Must have experience with all age groups from 6 weeks to 5 years

Special Requirements:
Incumbents in this class must complete and maintain First Aid certifications and medication training and be responsible for obtaining state licensing required continuing education units.
Will be required to complete and maintain CPR certification.
In compliance with NAEYC guidelines, must be at least eighteen (18) years old.

Nice To Haves

Preferred Requirements:
Bachelor Degree in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, or early childhood special education; OR Bachelor Degree with at least 36 credits in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, or early childhood special education
Two or more years of experience in a NAEYC accredited child care program working with children ages 6 weeks to 5 years
Knowledge of and experience with CT ELDS, DOTS, and NAEYC standards and criteria
Ability to update and maintain NAEYC classroom portfolio
Independently implement curriculum

Benefits

COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS OFFERED:
Industry-leading health insurance options and affordability
Generous vacation and sick-time plans
Multi-channel retirement options (pension and match options)
Tuition waiver and reimbursement for employees and qualified family members
Quick commute access from I-84, Route 9 and surrounding areas
State of the art facility and campus environments
Progressive leadership and educational development programs available


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