The Early Childhood Education Program (ECEP) serves over 260 children (3 months through pre-kindergarten) of university (faculty, staff and students) and community families. The program consists of over 60 career FTE, 10 – 30+ limited and per diem substitutes, and 60 - 80 student assistants who work daily with children and families in the program to assure quality early education experiences that best nurture and develop the individual child, support a family responsive environment for the university and advance the field of early childhood education.
Under general supervision, responsible for supporting play-based curriculum including preparing and implementing lesson plans which meet the individual needs of children. Teachers develop and lead small and large group activities for the age and developmental level of children assigned. Teachers are responsible for child screening, assessment, parent interaction and adherence to local, state and federal standards as well as all licensing regulations pertaining to children in group care settings. Excellent communication and a commitment to teamwork is core to the success of this position.
Classroom Responsibilities •Maintains a positive, safe and nurturing environment for young children and families. •Develops trusting relationships with children, parents, and colleagues. •Performs daily health and safety checks on children. •Conducts classroom equipment and playground safety inspections routinely. •Maintains well organized classroom by continually restoring and enhancing the environment so it’s suitable for young children. •Establishes and maintains center file, portfolio, and assessment of each child in primary care group. •Models project-based developmental or PITC teaching styles, as appropriate for age group assigned. •Coaches substitute teachers, student assistants and volunteers. •Completes classroom environmental ratings annually. •Maintains child family confidentiality of information and records. •Monitors the sign-in sheets, attendance and meal counts. •Monitors disaster preparedness supplies & practices drills. •Supports classroom team by taking needed time to share relevant information with co-workers. •Uses respectful language and positive guidance when addressing children’s behavior in the classroom. Participates in classroom management to maintain a positive learning atmosphere. Includes all children regardless of developmental level and or presenting temperament.
Professional Responsibilities •Directs, orients, trains, coaches and evaluates student assistants in collaboration with Site Coordinator or Center Director as outlined in ECEP Teacher Resource Guide. •Participates in classroom parent meetings, parent conferences and special center events. •Plans and leads center intake meetings and orientation of new families. •Contributes to center newsletter and program publications. •Represents ECEP by being responsive, caring and informative in communication with parents, other teachers and the campus community at large. •Develops trustworthy relationships with peers, supervisors and managers. •Attends all required meetings, ECEP or RSSP events, trainings and activities related to the classroom and program as scheduled and assigned by supervisor. •Resolves conflicts quickly and involves supervisor and or other management members when appropriate. •Adheres to policies in the ECEP Teacher Resource Guide including, but not limited to: health and safety policies, program philosophy guidelines, use of prep time, and any other policies and procedures therein. •Models intentional learning and emerging literacy in all aspects of teaching and care giving. •Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.•State of California Child Development Teacher Permit (or higher level). Teacher Permit must be maintained while employed for UC Berkeley ECEP as a Teacher. •3 or more ECE Infant or Toddler units required •Must have received fingerprint clearance through the Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing Division. Background clearance must be maintained while employed for UC Berkeley. •Demonstrated ability and experience to teach and work independently in a center-based child care program •Knowledge of developmental needs and appropriate learning experiences for children 3 months to 5 years •Familiarity with child development theory and practice. •Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, stand and walk up to 4 hours per day, and to work at child's level. •Demonstrated ability to perform basic computer use, including: keyboard and mouse, simple data entry, use of email software and internet search. •Proficiency with basic level MS Word and Excel. •Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities. •Ability to proofread work for accuracy. •Ability to work with diverse clientele using patience, tact, sensitivity and diplomacy. •Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Education/Training: •Current CA Teacher’s Commission Child Development Teacher Permit or higher. Teacher Permit must be maintained while employed for UC Berkeley ECEP as a Teacher. •Must have 3 or more infant/toddler development units
Licenses or certifications: •Current Pediatric CPR/First Aid certification or ability to obtain within three months of hire. Certification must be maintained while employed for UC Berkeley ECEP. •Current Health Screening clearance and TB clearance •Up-to-date measles and pertussis vaccination and any new State or UC Berkeley health requirements for positions working with young children. •Must complete blood borne pathogen training annually - upon hire. •Must complete on-line State of CA Mandated Reporter training - upon hire. This position is covering a long-term Leave of Absence starting ASAP. The appointment length is targeted for 3-6 months, with the possibility of extension. The position will be located at the Dwight Way Child Development Center, with the working hours of 9:15am-5:45pm. This appointment is currently eligible for mid-level medical benefits, plus sick leave accrual.
Per the Teamsters Local 2010 agreement found under Article 28.B.5.a: 'The automatic conversion to career status, as provided in Section B.2. above will not occur when one or more of the following occur: a. A limited appointee is hired to replace an employee on leave that exceeds 1000 hours. If the employee on leave does not return from leave, the limited appointee shall be converted to career retroactive to the first of the month following attainment of 1000 hours; except that nothing in this subparagraph precludes the University from releasing the limited appointee prior to the anticipated return date of the employee on leave.'