Early Learning Teacher II
In cooperation with other Teaching Team Members, the Early Learning Co-Lead Teacher is responsible for: providing high-quality education and care for children attending the Center, for working cooperatively with families, for supervising and working cooperatively with other staff members, and for assisting in the overall operation of the Kishwaukee College Early Learning Center.
- An Associate/s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child development with a minimum of 18 credit hours in course work directly related to young children birth to six-years.
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- Must have, or be qualified and willing to earn, a Level 4 Early Childhood Credential from the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (INCCRRA).
- Must meet all DCFS licensing requirements for early childhood teachers.
- Must be knowledgeable and skillful in the areas of: early childhood education, child development, developmentally appropriate practices, classroom management, program quality, and effective child guidance and discipline.
- Must be able to meet the strength and mobility challenges required in caring for young children. Must be able to move around classrooms and playground frequently and easily, lift and carry children, and move classroom furniture and equipment.
- Must be able to develop positive and supportive relationships with young children, parents, and other Teaching Team members. Must demonstrate respect for children and adults from diverse backgrounds (religious, cultural, social, economic, ability, racial, linguistic, etc.).
- Must have a strong understanding of and commitment to the role of play in early education.
- Must be able to provide effective leadership, training, and supervision to other Teaching Team members.
- Must be able to communicate clearly through writing and speaking.
- Must be willing to follow Early Learning Center philosophies, methods, processes, and procedures including, but not limited to: curriculum planning, child guidance and discipline, and adult-child interaction techniques. Read, understand, and implement all written policies and expectations found in the Center's Professional Staff Handbook, Teacher's Aide Handbook, and Family Handbook.
- Must be willing to abide by all Department of Children and Family Services licensing regulations.
- Must be currently certified or willing to attain certification in Pediatric CPR/AED and First Aid and maintain such certification. Administering when necessary.
- Must be willing to complete a medical exam, a background check through Kishwaukee College and DCFS, be fingerprinted, be able to provide Three Letters of Reference, submit official College Transcripts, and complete the Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter.
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