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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
This position will be placed at Blowing Rock Elementary School and will be an extension of the current grant for Pre-K services.
Child development teachers will provide an educational classroom setting for preschoolers and university students in a public school designed to model best practices in the field of early childhood education. Using an emergent, negotiated curriculum, they teach individualized fundamental pre-academic skills and lead activities to promote language development, cognitive and perceptual development, and gross motor development in children representing a cross-section of backgrounds. Work includes supervising college students who teach in the program for practicum experience (generally 2-3 per semester). Work also includes coordinating child development lab experiences with university faculty from an array of disciplines (i.e. child development, early childhood education, art education, special education, human development, music education) and supervising lab students from these various courses. Work is performed independently under the general supervision of the Director and in cooperation with university faculty. Work is reviewed through periodic staff meetings, individual conferences, and observation of work performed.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Designs and implements an emergent, negotiated curriculum utilizing currently accepted best practices and innovative techniques.
Leads activities in language development, perception and reading development, pre-academics, fine and gross motor skills, and social skill development.
Supervises and trains university students who teach in the program for practicum experience; evaluates the performance of the practicum students.
Coordinates and supervises shorter-term lab experiences for university students from a variety of disciplines.
Provides information about the techniques of the program to visitors.
Participates in staff development opportunities, including state-mandated workshops and in-service trainings.
Documents the children’s learning in various ways and makes this learning visible to parents, university students, and the children themselves.
Maintains a developmental portfolio on each child.
Schedules and conducts annual home visits.
Performs related duties as required.
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in early childhood education or early childhood special education with practicum/internship experience and related teacher certification (e.g., birth-kindergarten certification), or graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in a related field and two years of experience teaching young children.
Experience in a university child development laboratory setting.
Department: Lucy Brock Child Dev Lab Prog - 260820
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