Organization Name:
University of Arkansas- Jean Tyson Child Development Study Center
Location:
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Job Title:
Early Childhood Educator – Classroom Teacher
Job Description:
The Early Childhood Educator – Classroom Teacher (teaching associate) will work as a team member to develop predictable, yet flexible, routines and rituals that support children and families. The teaching associate, who may work with children 8 weeks to 5 years, will collaboratively design and implement developmentally appropriate, emergent, and play-based curriculum for children. The teaching associate will follow all licensing requirements and model nationally recommended practices for children, colleagues, university students, families, and other school visitors. The teaching associate will document and communicate the development of children by engaging in activities that include, but are not limited to: completing program-adopted assessment practices, collecting artifacts of learning, preparing weekly journals of classroom experiences, conducting parent-teacher conference, and maintaining classroom and children’s portfolios. The teaching associate will also model for and mentor new teaching staff including part-time employees, undergraduate students and aides.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Full-time and part-time positions are available.

Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications:

An associate’s degree in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, human development/family studies, early childhood special education or a closely related field

OR

Candidates may also be considered with an equivalency to an associate’s degree (AA) in early childhood education, which is defined by NAEYC as at least 60 college/university credits with at least 30 college credits in early childhood education, early childhood education, child development, elementary education, human development/family studies, or early childhood special education or a closely related field

At least two years experience working with young children and/or directing early childhood programs

Demonstrated participation in professional development and/or professional organizations

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor degree (BA/BS) in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, human development/family studies, early childhood special education or a closely related field

OR

An equivalency of a BA/BS or higher in early childhood education, which is defined by NAEYC as a baccalaureate degree in any discipline with at least 36 college credits in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, human development/family studies, or early childhood special education

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Ability to design and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum

Ability to understand the NAEYC accreditation process

Ability to model for and mentor undergraduate students and hourly aides

If you work for the University of Arkansas in any capacity, please apply through Workday. If you do not work for the University of Arkansas, please apply using the following link:

https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UASYS/details/Early-Childhood-Educator—Classroom-Teacher–Current-and-Anticipated-Future-Openings-_R0008185?q=early%20childhood&locations=17a66cdad98201f7890cfb48ca00e249

Full-time University of Arkansas employees have the option to take advantage of medical, dental, and life insurance; continuing educational benefits; and generous retirement options. You can learn more about the benefits being a full-time U of A employee has at:

https://hr.uark.edu/benefits/index.php

Closing Date:
12/01/2022
Contact Name:
Shelley McNally
Contact Email:
smcnally@uark.edu
Contact Phone Number:
479-575-6288 Please leave a message

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