This is a position funded by the Great Start Readiness Program Grant, engaged in the instruction of pre-school aged children with factors which may place them at risk of educational failure. This position requires an individual with current knowledge in early childhood/preschool education, child development, and child care, who is able to effectively communicate that knowledge to others in a learning environment, and who is able to effectively work with parents and college staff in the planning, development, and implementation of a high-quality preschool experience.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*
- Learn and apply the requirements of the grant, maintain state of the art knowledge in early childhood/preschool education, child development, and child care.
- Investigate and initiate new pedagogy that reflects current approaches and technologies.
- Develop curriculum content and recommend appropriate instructional materials for classroom activities.
- Provide a preschool program which effectively develops children’s interests and abilities through active learning experiences.
- Meet with parents, assist parents with required forms, jointly establish child development goals
- Perform child assessments, recommend strategies for achievement
- Participate on advisory committee
- Assist with data collection and required reporting
- Performs other related duties as assigned
SUPERVISION – Works under the general supervision of the Director of Human Resources and in collaboration with the Director of the Children’s Learning Center
SUPERVISION – Works under the direct supervision of the Director of Human Resources and in collaboration with the Director of the Children’s Learning Center
ATTENDANCE – Individuals in this position are expected to be generally available during the center school year, currently mid-August to mid-May, during the full instructional day, currently 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., 5 days per week excepting holidays and closures.
- Bachelors Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or a related field, with a focus on teaching preschool, or a valid Michigan Teaching Certificate with an early childhood specialist endorsement (za or zs)
- Minimum of 1 year of successful teaching experience (graduate teaching experience will be considered) or combination of education and experience commensurate with the requirements of the position
- Knowledge and understanding of Creative Curriculum and PQA Assessment
- Knowledge and understanding of the Conscious Discipline Model
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with students, parents, teachers, and center/Kirtland Community College staff
JOB DIMENSIONS – Professional Knowledge, Attention to Detail, Sensitivity, Judgment, Work Standards, Planning and Organizing, Initiative, Oral & Written Communication, Dependability, Teamwork, Professional Self-Development, Presentation Skills, Commitment to the College
Kirtland Community College is an equal opportunity employer
* This job description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person in this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified.