Lead Infant Teacher

The Family Learning Center

Listing Expires on 08/31/2020

Lead Infant Teacher (Edwards, CO)

For over 20 years, The Family Learning Center has served children and families in the Eagle River Valley of Eagle County by offering affordable and quality early childhood learning programs and childcare. We are currently seeking to hire Lead Infant Teacher for our Infant Classroom (ages 8wks to 15 months). Preferred schedule is (4) four 10-hour days, 7:30am to 5:30pm between Monday and Friday.

The primary responsibilities of the position include fostering productive and kind professional relationships with other staff, center leadership and guardians and families to include initiating conversations as well as responding to inquiries and being an advocate for children in classrooms and their needs.

Benefits include immediate enrollment in a group medical and dental insurance plan (FLC covers 50% of premium). Candidates must be able to pass a background check.

The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:
•Responsible for being child focused in teacher: student interactions to include showing affection and respect, encouraging independence, treating children with dignity, assigning children to participate in groups and encourage pro-social behavior.
•Coordinate and create classroom environment which is developmentally appropriate and in accordance with center protocol to include balance of activities, both indoor and outdoor, quiet/active, individual/small/large group, child initiated. Sometimes this happens independently or with other staff.
•Implementing and coordinating team-oriented transitions between activities that will allow smooth transitions for staff and children.
•Participates in observations of children, lesson planning and inputting assessments in TS Gold. Minimum of 10 observations recorded per week per teacher.
•Internal Communication- Responsible for fostering productive and kind professional relationships with other staff and center leadership to include initiating conversations as well as responding to inquiries. Following direction of center leadership, agreeing to communication when staff notices a gap in services and systems.
•Responsible for being an advocate for children in classrooms and their needs. Communicating these needs to other staff, leadership, and as transitions arise.
•External Communication – Responsible for fostering productive, kind, and professional relationships with guardians and families to include initiating conversations as well as responding to inquiries.
•Responsible for punctual work attendance as scheduled with readiness to meet the needs of the children at FLC both personally and professionally, also including staff meetings, open houses, parent-teacher conferences, and trainings. Tend to first aid/medical needs as appropriate and required.
•Cultivate knowledge of cultural differences and model for children in honoring and respecting differences.
•Responsible for completing fifteen clock hours of training per year and updating training file to reflect this.
•Responsible for keeping up to date on Early Childhood Education to include attending conferences, classes, trainings, and other opportunities for learning.
•Adhering to classroom and common space cleaning schedules.
•Equally supports daily duties and responsibilities of classrooms with co teacher(s).

Minimum qualifications of this position include but are not limited to:
Education and Experience requirements are as follows: (Candidates must meet ONE of the following (from A to I options)
A.Bachelor’s (4 year) degree in Early Childhood Education; or Elementary Education; or Special Education; or Family and Child Development; or Child Psychology. No on the job work experience is necessary if the above educational requirements are met.
B.Bachelor’s (4 year) degree in an unrelated field to include (2) three-semester hour early childhood education college courses with one course being either intro to early childhood education or guidance strategies. No on the job work experience is necessary if the above educational requirements are met.
C.Currently early childhood professional Credential Level III, Version 2.0 as determined by the Colorado Department of Education. No on the job work experience is necessary if the above credential requirements are met.
D.2-year college degree, sixty (60) semester hours, in early childhood education which must include at least (2) three-semester hour courses, one of which must be either introduction to early childhood education or guidance strategies. A minimum of six (6) months or (910 hours) of satisfactory on the job work experience is required.
E.Twelve (12) semester hours in college-level credits in Early Childhood education and one of the three (3) semester hour courses must be either introduction to early childhood education or guidance strategies. Nine months (1395 hours) of verified experience in the care and supervision of four (4) or more children less than six years of age who are not related to you.
F.Completion of a vocational or occupations education sequence in child growth and development. Twelve (12) months (1820 hours) of verified experience in the care and supervision of four (4) or more children less than six years of age who are not related to you.
G.Child Development Associate (CDA) from the Council of Professional Recognition, or other Department approved credentials. No on the job work experience is necessary if the above credential requirements are met.
H.Completion of approved course of training that includes training and work experience with children in a child growth and development program. Twelve (12) months (1820 hours) of verified experience in the care and supervision of four (4) or more children less than six years of age who are not related to you.
I.A current Colorado Level I credential or two (2) three-semester hour early childhood education college courses with one course being either introduction to early childhood education or guidance strategies. Twenty-four (24) months (3640 hours) of verified experience in the care and supervision of four (4) or more children less than six years of age who are not related to you. Satisfactory experience includes being a licensee of a Colorado family child care home; a teacher’s aide or teacher in a child care center, preschool, or elementary school, plus either.

•Excellent communication and instructional skills;
•Ability to be discreet with confidential and sensitive information;
•Ability to arrive to work on time and according to schedule:
•Positively contribute to the team on a regular basis;
•Meet Colorado State Licensing Standards for teachers and teacher’s assistant;
•Fifteen clock hours of training required per calendar year;
•First Aid and CPR, Standard Precautions certified;
•Ability to lift 50 pounds;
•Submit to background check;
•Participate in at least one FLC committee.

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