Graland Country Day School seeks an intelligent, energetic, flexible and dedicated educator to join our ECLC team. This full time educator will create a positive, nurturing, and developmentally age appropriate classroom to ensure the safety and well-being of young children.
Reports to Associate Head of Lower School and Director of ECLC
- 1. Responsible for the care and supervision of children within a classroom of 8-10 children.
- 2. Develop and instruct curriculum; prepare and/or implement lesson plans, monthly calendars, and website .
- Assess the social, intellectual, emotional and physical needs and learning levels of children enrolled in the program.
- Responsible for daily set-up and delivery of program by organizing classroom activities, snacks/meals, diapering/toileting routines, playground supervision and rest time.
- Organizes classroom materials and equipment to provide a safe, supportive age appropriate environment for children.
- Implement positive behavior reinforcement and developmentally appropriate guidance techniques.
- Develop and actively maintain positive communication with parents, children, school and administrative staff.
- Complete and maintain children's files, reports, records, and other documents.
- Attend work on a regular, reliable and punctual basis.
10. Must meet appropriate Early Childhood Teacher requirements/qualifications
and provide all documentation as required by the State of Colorado's Department
of Human Services upon hire.
*Preferred Bachelor in Early Childhood Education
*Minimum AA in Early Childhood Education or an AA in another field with 24 CE credits required.
*Minimum of 2 years training and/or experience working in a professional setting with children ages 1-4.
*Possession of current certifications in CPR, First Aid, and Universal Precautions.
*Satisfactory criminal background checks including: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Colorado Bureau of Investigation, TRAILS/Central Registry criminal record review.
*Complete fifteen (15) hours training annually.
*Provide all documentation as required by the State of Colorado Child Care Licensing Division upon hire.
Material and Equipment Used:
*Knowledge of modern office procedures, methods and general office equipment (computer, copier, fax, phone, etc.) Proficiency with applicable computer software applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
*Multiple manuals such as Colorado Health Department Guidelines, Graland Employee Manual, General Rules and Regulations for Child Care Services and the Colorado Department of Human Services Division of Childcare Rules and Regulations.
70% of work is performed indoors with normal office noise and frequent interruptions. 30% of work is performed outdoors. When working outdoors, possible exposure to extreme temperatures, sun, rain, snow, wind, humid or icy conditions and frequent exposure to grasses, molds, fertilizers, dust and pesticides.
Requires the ability to communicate verbally and in writing with both children and adults. Must have ability to visually and audibly supervise children in a variety of situations. Requires the ability to stand for various periods of time (15 - 30 minutes), bend or kneel to communicate with children, engage in activities with children, and distribute supplies or materials. The ability to talk and hear via the telephone and through face-to-face communication is necessary. Must be able to push, pull or balance. Upper body strength is a requisite to lift/move a maximum of 30 pounds unassisted, and lift/move a maximum of 100 pounds with assistance. Vision requirements include: near acuity, far acuity, depth perception and color vision. Requires sense of smell and touch.
This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive duties of the position. Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties, as may be required.