Early Childhood Teacher, Children's School-2011962
The Children's School, as a part of the Department of Psychology, is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Our tuition-based program is designed to offer developmentally appropriate options for morning or afternoon preschool and full-day kindergarten for children in the community as well as CMU families.
For students interested in early education, The Children's School, founded in 1968, is a great opportunity to conduct research and work directly with children. The school is a laboratory that focuses on developmentally appropriate learning for children between the ages of three and five, rich research and practice experiences for students and constructive collaboration with researchers across CMU's campus.
We are now seeking to hire an Early Childhood Teacher to join our team. In this role you are responsible for classroom program and assessments, and organizing and delegating daily tasks and systems for the classroom. Your responsibilities will include:
Document weekly lesson plans with sufficient detail to demonstrate alignment with developmental objectives, broad coverage of all content areas, and accommodation for individual interests and needs
Active participation in planning, supervising and implementing the classroom program in accordance with the policies and philosophy of the School, the PA Department of Education and NAEYC Guidelines
Contribute to the team planning of units by taking a share of the leadership in unit development, communicating individual plans with the team, etc. as decided by the preschool and kindergarten teams separately.
Supervising Associate Teachers generally and undergraduate assistants directly
Promote cooperation, participation and harmony with the educator team and convey a sense of collegiality and professionalism in the team environment
Engage children in activities that promote their development in one or more areas
Participate in center-wide organizational tasks and communicate organizational changes, initiatives to the Associate Teachers
Be accountable for the safety of the children while at the School, on the playground and on field trips as well as ongoing evaluation of the health and safety of the School
We are looking for someone who follows the School's safety and sanitation standards and reports signs of child's illness or unusual behavior to the administrative team. You will also participate in professional development and other all-staff activities as available.
Our school year runs from mid-August through the end of May. This is a part-time position which is scheduled to work at 80% time (approximately 30 hours per week).
At least three or more years experience teaching young children, 2-6 years of age, in a developmentally appropriate context
Criminal Record check and Child Abuse Clearances
FBI Background check
Background check as per PA Act 168
PA Early Childhood Teaching Certificate or eligible for PA Private Academic School Certification for Nursery/Kindergarten
Be creative and flexible
Have good communication skills with both adults and young children
Willing to work as a team and have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to resolve conflicts effectively
Report promptly to work and exhibit effort and enthusiasm
Music and computer skills, library experience, interest in gym, cooking, woodworking, and art activities (preferred)
Must be able to monitor safety in the classroom and on the playground
Must be able to lift and carry children as well as move light furniture and play materials (e.g. bikes, large blocks, etc)
Internal Number: 2011962
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Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.