Early Childhood Educator - Kent County

Felton, DE 19943, US
Mar 07, 2018
Grade Level
Early Childhood
Close Date:


The Early Childhood Educator shall be employed part time in a salaried, 28.75 hours per week position. The salary shall be established on an annual basis. This position is available contingent upon funding.

The Early Childhood Educator manages a classroom program for preschool aged children that engages them in learning and is designed to fit each child's individual interests and abilities; completes record keeping, observations, assessments and screenings of enrolled children; develops relationships with children's families to support ongoing communication and involvement; works as a member of the ECAP team, partnering with the Assistant Early Childhood Educator in classroom; conducts ongoing classroom observations weekly under the direction of the Program Manager.


To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
  • Must have completed an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, or must have an Associate's Degree with 16 College Credits in Early Childhood Education, or, must have completed at least 60 college credit hours in education or related field.
  • Must have a minimum of two years of experience in preschool setting.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Bilingual preferred.
  • Must have a clear record with the Child Abuse Registry with no pending concerns.

  1. Plans and implements individualized lesson plans
  • Develops weekly activity plan and program activities consistent with Education Plan. Implements a good balance of child-directed and teacher-directed activities.
  • Ensures that Performance Standards and classroom functions are completed in a timely manner and are accurate.
  • Provides healthy and safe activities that are developmentally and age appropriate.
  • Communicates positively with staff, parents and children who participate in the program.
  • Implements developmental enrichment projects, i.e. through planned field trips and classroom activities.
  • Ensures adequate playground supervision.
  • Meets with appropriate staff to share curriculum, progress and needs; assists in planning and conducting yearly in services training.
  • Provides leadership through active direction and actual involvement in the care, teaching and training of children.
  • Ensures that the physical needs of children are met.
  • Actively involves parents in the education program.
  • Assists in custodial duties of classroom.
  • Inventories all classroom equipment and supplies as instructed annually.
  • Conducts weekly classroom observations and provides feedback to Educators and Assistant Educators
  • Maintain consistent communication with Educators and Assistant Educators on their work and improvements
  • Collect and maintain all required paperwork for licensing application and or renewal
  • Assist Curriculum Coordinator in planning professional development days, activities for Family Literacy and outcomes planning.
  1. Partners with the education staff.
  • Monitors classroom activities and consistently documents results of observations.
  • Provides orientation for parents and classroom volunteers.
  • Plans activities for parents and volunteers within the classroom.
  • Establish open and affective relationships with Education Staff
  • Provides positive feedback to Education staff during meetings and one on one interaction
  • Participates as a member of the team.
  • Actively participates in staff meetings, parent meetings, in-service training, and other opportunities.
  • Works with team members to evaluate and assess program on an on-going basis both formally and informally.
  • Maintains open communication with all members of the team.
  • Is responsive to suggestions from the team.
  • Shares responsibility in meeting the classroom and children's daily needs through constant supervision, personal care routines, and room setup and cleanup.
  • Works along with the Management team to plan program events, works collaboratively with the Education Team to look determine training needs, collaborate ideas for child outcomes improvement, selecting classroom materials and curriculum enhancement
  1. Communicates appropriately with parents, co-workers, and other involved agencies.
  • Maintains communication logs.
  • Presents information in a professional manner.
  • Makes appropriate referrals for children and/or family and participates in team discussion to share observations
  • Maintain written records of all classroom observations and information shared with Education Staff
  • Develop long and short term goals for the classroom
  • Treats co-workers and families with respect.
  1. Contributes to effective program practices and maintains a commitment to professionalism.
  • Participates in training (pre and ongoing), workshops, conferences as required by OCCL and individual supervisory sessions with Program Manager.
  • Communicates individuals site concerns or needs based on OCCL regulations
  • Participates in the development and implementation of a Professional Development Plan to enhance professional growth.
  • Contributes to and participate in strategic planning, program self-assessment, and other efforts to improve program services and agency responsiveness to families.
  • Reports all suspected cases of child abuse and neglect after discussing with Health Coordinator and/or ECAP Program Manager.
  • Maintains professional boundaries and confidentiality.
  1. Respects and responds competently to the culture, traditions, lifestyles, language, and
  • Values of each family and community.
  • Is knowledgeable about and sensitive to each family's values, beliefs, traditions, cultural influences, makeup and circumstances.
  • Works with staff to provide a program that ensures sensitivity and develops partnerships with families.

6. Related duties as assigned.


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The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must pass physical and TB test. Ability to: Complete basic paperwork, respond to emergency situations, analyze and solve problems, move and play with small children. Engage in occasional light lifting (up to 50 pounds), pushing, carrying, and pulling tasks. Perform multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

Reports To: Program Manager

Salary Range: From/To: SALARY AND TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: The Early Childhood Educator is a part-time salaried position. The Early Childhood Educator shall be employed up to ten months per year. The salary scale will be as follows: Years of Experience Hourly Rate 0-1 $15.50 1-3 $16.50 4-6 $17.50 7-9 $18.50 10-14 $20.00 15+ $21.50 Educational Stipends Bachelor's Degree $350 Master's Degree $400

Additional Job Information:
Part-time employees (up to 29 hours per week) are eligible for Vision and Dental for State of Delaware Employees. This position is also pension eligible.

The Early Childhood Educator shall be evaluated annually by the Program Manager (Preschool/Center-Based) according to policies approved by the Lake Forest Board of Education.

A person may not be employed by a public school employer in any position requiring licensure and certification if the person does not meet licensure and certification requirements established under Chapter 12 of [Title 14 of the Delaware Code]..., except pursuant to a license extension and/or emergency certificate issued pursuant to Chapter 12. See 14 Del. C.§ 1313.

Direct deposit of paychecks is a condition of employment for all new employees hired after December 31, 1995

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