Early Childhood Teacher

Position Summary:

The Child Development Center at Keene State College invites applicants for Early Childhood Teachers to work in partnership with the center staff to achieve highest standards of quality for children, families and college students. These benefited positions are 86% time with appointment dates from mid-August to mid-June.

The CDC is a dynamic learning community dedicated to providing excellent practical experiences for students studying to be teachers or a related profession with young children. Undergraduate and graduate students are offered supervised experiences under the guidance of early childhood professionals, in the direct education and care of infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children. Through collaboration, the CDC staff contributes to an educational environment that encourages professionalism, growth and diversity. To learn more about the Child Development Center, please visit: www.keene.edu/cdc/

Under the guidance of the Director of the Child Development Center, these positions will demonstrate best practices in early childhood education while contributing to a warm, nurturing environment which fosters secure and trusting relationships between teachers, children, and families. While being actively involved in the Child Development Center’s learning community, the Early Childhood Teacher will create and participate in mutually supportive and respectful relationships between all members of our community. The ideal candidate will possess strong social and collaborative skills, and will have a keen understanding of an emergent, play-based curriculum, and an appreciation for the benefits gained therefrom.

Positions are available in the following areas:
• Infant classroom – The classroom has 7 infants ages 4 months to 15 months.

• Infant and Toddler classrooms – This position is shared between two classrooms. The Infant classroom: 7 infants ages 4 months-15 months and the Toddler classroom: 10 toddlers ages 16 month-3 years.

• Blue Preschool classroom – The classroom has 17 preschoolers ages 2.9 years to 4.11 years.

• Green and Blue Preschool classrooms – This position is shared between the two preschool classrooms: 17 children ages 2.9 years to 4.11 years.

Position Qualifications & Requirements:

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:
• Letter of interest addressing experience with the above responsibilities and what classroom(s) you are interested in teaching in.
• Resume
• Contact information for three professional references

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Family Studies, Elementary Education or related field with at least 18 credits in Early Childhood Education, including 3 credits in child development; a minimum of one year of experience teaching children from birth to 5 years; demonstrated interpersonal communication, supervisory, and organizational skills; sufficient strength and physical dexterity to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position, including lifting up to 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience in a laboratory school and additional years of teaching experience with very young children; NH Early Childhood Credential; Pediatric CPR and First Aid Certification. Additionally, the College has identified desirable qualifications that support our commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse campus community including the ability to speak a second language or to bring a multicultural perspective to the campus.

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or otherwise closed at the College’s discretion. For full consideration, please submit all materials by Monday, April 29, 2019.

Position Responsibilities:

Plan and implement best practices in developmentally appropriate curriculum; model appropriate and nurturing child guidance; observe, assess and record children’s progress and maintain children’s records, including for special education; foster positive relationships with team members, children and families; maintain clean, welcoming and engaging classroom environment that reflects best-practice and models excellence; mentor undergraduate students and assist in their training and supervision.

Engage with each family and maintain on-going communication with classroom families including daily communications, regular written communication, planning and conducting parent conferences and parent education events.

Meet monthly with the CDC Director; complete annual evaluations process; participate in college student meetings; attend CDC staff meetings; participate on committees and special projects; follow and uphold all procedures and policies of the Child Development Center and Keene State College; ensure the quality of supervising and teaching with the most current professional knowledge and information by attending conferences and workshops, and by studying current course literature; assume administrative designation in director’s absence. Other duties as assigned.

Full or Part Time:
Full-Time
Hours Per Week:
40
Job Pay Rate:
Starting salary range: $34,420-$43,550, complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off. This position is part of the Keene State College Staff Association (KSCSA).
Contact Name:
Deirdre McPartlin
Contact's Position:
Director

Website Keene State College

Child Development Center

To apply for this job email your details to sfortin@keene.edu