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Childcare Group Leader

Early Childhood Services at Elwyn are committed to providing quality early learning experiences for all the children and families served. Our Development Center program is based on the following principals:

Childhood is a valued state of life.
Families need support and will be respected for their individuality.
Enthusiasm for learning and an early appreciation for other's differences and abilities.
Our work is family-centered and emphasizes the strengths and resources of each family.

The caring values we teach carry lifetime meaning in helping children learn respect, responsibility and self-worth. We provide a dynamic and nurturing environment for children, 6-weeks through 5 years of age that encourages creativity, self-discovery and independence

POSITION SUMMARY: The childcare group supervisor position is a key member of the early care team with an emphasis on developmentally appropriate practice, child development and creating positive outcomes for young children. This position is responsible for implementing all classroom activities in accordance with Keystone stars and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plans and implements daily program activities including but not limited to daily care (i.e. diapering) routines, outdoor play activities, learning center activities, nap activities, whole group, and small group activities
  • Creates and implements standardized activity plans incorporating Early Learning Standards and the Creative Curriculum
  • Communicates daily with families both verbal and written through daily face-to-face contact at pick-up and drop-off times and daily notes and emails sent home
  • Completes daily, weekly and monthly observations in Ounce Online (on-line assessment tool)
  • Completes quarterly assessments and developmental profiles in Ounce Online
  • Implements programming in accordance with Keystone STARS 4 standards
  • Completes NAEYC classroom Portfolio binder evidence of meeting NAEYC criteria
  • Coordinates and directs Assistant Childcare Group Leader and Instructional Assistants
  • Coordinates monthly parent participation in classroom activities
  • Assists the director/assistant director with designated activities
  • Performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid according to agency-trained protocols
  • Performs other duties as assigned

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Assistant Director

DIRECT REPORTS: none

CONTACTS: Families, Agencies, School District, Children

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

One of the following is required:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field

OR

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, including 30 credit hours in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field and 1 year of experience with children

OR

  • An associate's degree from and accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, and elementary education or the human services field and 2 years of experience with children

OR

  • An associate's degree from and accredited college or university, including 30 credit hours in early childhood education, child development , special education, elementary education or the humans services field and 3 years of experience with children
  • Knowledge of Keystone Stars and NAEYC standards is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective relationships with staff, parents and children
  • Must possess excellent leadership and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to perform CPR using agency-trained protocols
  • Must possess excellent customer interaction, collaboration, presentation, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated intermediate experience with Microsoft Office applications, including Word and Outlook; experience using Ounce Online preferred

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENTAL PROFILE: See Physical Demands Checklist below which represents the general physical demands and environment conditions to which the employee holding this position must meet, in addition to the duties and responsibilities listed above, to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Elwyn will engage otherwise qualified candidates for this position whose disabilities may require reasonable accommodations to enable an individual to perform the essential functions.

 Elwyn reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as needed. This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of duties and responsibilities of the job nor does it constitute a written or implied contract.

Elwyn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

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