Childhood Education Associate – Jobs at Community Colleges

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Job Description:

Under general supervision, assists in planning, implementing and evaluating a daily curriculum of developmentally appropriate activities for young children in a child development laboratory school; assists in supervising children, at all times ensuring their safety and well-being; models developmentally appropriate educational techniques for Early Childhood Education (ECE) students; and performs related duties as assigned.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervises and directly interacts with children both inside and outside of the classroom, modelling developmentally appropriate educational techniques for ECE students; assists in developing and implementing curriculum and lesson plans; assists in developing and implementing developmentally and culturally appropriate activities and language experiences that meet the needs of children, families and staff; models for children maintaining primary language and culture while developing an understanding of new languages and cultures.
  • Assists in the observation and documentation as well as the written assessment and evaluation of children’s growth and development; assists in and may participate in biannual parent conferences.
  • Follows emergency procedures and provides first aid and CPR as required; assists with all fire and emergency drills.
  • Maintains up-to-date records on children and/or families.
  • Maintains accepted standards of cleanliness and sanitation of all program facilities; assists in conducting inspections and reports replacement/repair needs; monitors outdoor play areas to ensure children cannot gain access to unsafe or unsupervised areas.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of historically minoritized groups and participates in professional development activities to increase cultural competency to enhance equity-minded practices within the District.
  • Invites and encourages family participation in children’s activities after providing any necessary guidance; provides information about community resources to parents and staff regarding health, social services, mental health, developmental and family support services.
  • Assists with nutritional and food handling guidelines; utilizes appropriate food handling procedures; follows all safety precautions to avoid contamination or food spoilage and choking hazards.
  • Follows procedures for child abuse reporting as mandated by law.
  • Develops and implements conflict management and problem-solving strategies with children; assists children in identifying and verbalizing concerns and issues and helps them identify compromises and solutions to those issues.
  • Assists children with hygiene procedures as necessary; follows universal health precautions; follows a written plan for dealing with blood or bodily fluid spills; ensures that student aides understand and follow plan procedures.

Job Requirements:

  • Work confidentially and with discretion.
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.
  • Effectively engage in interpersonal communications; negotiate and resolve conflicts.
  • Administer first aid and/or CPR to children as needed.
  • Maintain confidentiality of child/family conversations, records and reports.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with children up to five years of age.
  • Participates in developing and implementing developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive and inclusive learning activities for young children.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Effectively engage and support historically minoritized groups by addressing issues of equity and improving culturally responsive service-oriented practices.
  • Operate a computer and standard business software.

Qualification & Experience:

An associate degree, preferably in child development, early childhood education or a closely related field that is consistent with the state Child Development Permit Matrix; and at least one year of experience in a licensed early childhood education setting; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and other District, state and federal laws, rules, regulations and policies governing student admissions and records.
  • Methods of observing, recording and evaluating both child and adult behavior.
  • Health and safety regulations for child care.
  • Principles and procedures of pediatric emergency first aid and CPR.
  • Principles and practices of child growth and development including ages and stages of child development, developmental assessment processes and methods for implementing developmentally appropriate practices in a laboratory classroom.
  • State of California Title 5 and Title 22 licensing requirements and associated compliance requirements.
  • Health, safety and nutrition requirements of young children.
  • NAEYC accreditation standards.
  • Current Desired Results (DRDP), Infant/Toddler Environmental Rating Scale (ITERS) and/or Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale (ECERS).

Job Details:

Company: California Community Colleges

Vacancy Type: Temporary

Job Location: Tulsa, OK, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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