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Infant/Toddler Head Teacher/Director

The Children's Center at SUNY Brooklyn, Inc
Date Posted: 07/29/2021
Salary / Wage: Negotiable
Location: New York, New York
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Description:

The Early Education Infant/Toddler Head Teacher/Director in the Infant/Toddler program is expected to support and exhibit a commitment to the Center’s mission and belief statements. The head teacher has responsibility and accountability for everything that happens in the classroom(s). The teacher is concerned about each child’s physical, emotional, social and intellectual needs as well as long-range goals for development.  The teacher is responsible for ensuring the design and maintenance of an attractive, orderly learning environment appropriate to each child’s development.  This involves creating a warm and caring atmosphere that will welcome children and parents, as well as visitors.  It will involve setting up individual interest and learning centers, planning daily classroom activities to allow for children’s choice, arranging equipment appropriately, meeting fire and safety requirements and assuring that equipment is safe, clean and appropriate for the child’s age ability, and supervising classroom staff.  In addition, the teacher must at all times maintain confidentiality of information regarding personnel, families, children and program matters.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities also include but no limited to  

  • assuring compliance with codes of all State and local governing contracting agencies; and works collegially with other staff members of The Children's Center.
  • Overseeing the development of weekly plans, and implementation of age appropriate curriculum (lesson plan) to nurture and stimulate all domains of children’s development in their care.
  • providing a developmentally appropriate classroom environment that reflects the children’s learning and growth.
  • performing on-going developmental evaluations of children as required by funding sources and develop lesson plans and follow curriculum implementation that addresses the individual needs of each child.
  • on an on-going basis, plan, evaluate and improve the physical environment in the classroom to create opportunities to meet the changing needs of the developing child.
  • providing responsive care to all children by adapting daily care giving routines and plans to the interests and needs of the individual child and the group.
  • Prepare developmental progress reports as needed.
  • Assists in the orientation of all new staff, volunteers, substitutes and students assigned to work in the classroom.

  • Supervises all staff and volunteers working within the classroom.

Qualifications:

 (1) Baccalaureate degree in early childhood education or related field of study, and (2) At least one year of experience as a group teacher or on the teaching staff in a child care program for children under 24 months of age, or six college credits in infant/toddler coursework, or a study plan leading to six college credits in infant/toddler coursework.

To be study plan eligible, a person shall have: (i) Associate's (AA or AS) degree in early children education, practicum included; or (ii) Ninety or more undergraduate college credits and one year classroom experience teaching children in under 24 months; or 14 (iii) Baccalaureate in any other academic subject and one year classroom experience teaching children up to 24 months.

Application Instructions:

All resumes must be emailed to Audette Allicock at audette.allicock@downstate.edu


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