Humboldt County Office of Education: Early Childhood Educator 4

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HCOE Job Description

Early Childhood Educator 4

    Classification: Classified

    Job Summary

    Under the general direction of the Special Beginnings Principal, provides site supervision and instruction of preschool aged children, educational exercises for parents and leadership over other staff in the performance of program requirements. Advances the emotional, cognitive, and social development of children, providing developmentally appropriate activities in a relationship-based environment.

    The ECE 4 Site Supervisor is trained to provide site supervision and deliver age-appropriate education to preschool children.  The ECE programs are designed to be relationship-based with culturally and linguistically appropriate indoor and outdoor curriculum and learning environments.  The ECE 4 Site Supervisor position requires the appropriate credentials plus the demonstrated ability, through coursework and experience, to provide site supervision and deliver age-appropriate subject matter and learning style concepts that enhance the skill and development of preschool aged children.

    Examples of Duties

    • Organizes, leads, and provides direct support and assistance in the development, coordination, and implementation of child development programs for preschool children and families.
    • Plans, designs, and provides a developmentally appropriate, high quality preschool experience specifically designed to enhance the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive capabilities of children.
    • Ensures a safe, clean, and healthy indoor and outdoor environment for children, with consistent inspection of grounds, materials, equipment, and furniture. Oversees and assists staff, parents, and volunteers in maintaining an orderly, clean, and appealing site.
    • Oversees and gives each child individual and positive special attention each day.  Responds to each child’s particular needs and characteristics.  Insures that all children receive equal attention.
    • Uses knowledge of children’s cultural and linguistic backgrounds and experiences to facilitate interactions and learning.
    • Supports inclusion of children with special needs. Implements developmentally appropriate and practical individual education (IEP) adaptations and interventions as needed. Applies social and emotional development screens.
    • Develops monthly lesson plans by facilitating input from co-workers and colleagues utilizing the California Preschool Learning Foundations and Preschool Curriculum Framework to inform the curriculum-planning process.
    • Ensures a positive social–emotional climate in the learning environment based on the individual strengths and interests of the children in the group.
    • Receives information from specialists pertaining to the physical, cognitive, and behavioral needs of children in the class. Identifies potential special needs of students, cooperates and participates with other professional staff to assess and adapt practices to meet the individual needs of all students.
    • Ensures that parents on a daily basis complete attendance documents.  Prepares attendance reports by summarizing sign-in documents.  Initiates phone and/or personal contact with parents in connection with child’s attendance and performance.
    • Completes periodic documentation and reporting tasks such as required with Title 5 regulations, the Child Care Food Program, and NCOE policies.
    • Observes and documents the developmental accomplishments of each student for the purpose of assessment and in preparation of periodic progress reports.
    • Ensures that parents receive conferences.  Coordinates, prepares for, and holds conferences with parents on the progress of children including information on social–emotional development, language and literacy, mathematics, English-language development, physical development, health, and science.  May make home visits.
    • Encourages parent involvement in educational activities.  Designs learning exercises that encourage the parents to volunteer and become involved.
    • Schedules and organizes events, field trips, and other activities that require integration of other District services.
    • Plans, coordinates, and presents at school functions such as back-to-school night, parent open houses, etc. May complete parent education activities as they relate to program requirements and needs.
    • Serves as a resource to staff regarding early childhood development and program curriculum.
    • Works and interacts with peers, as individuals and/or in team/group settings, in a professional manner that contributes to NCOE’s academic achievement goals.
    • Maintains current knowledge of new techniques and developments in pre-school education by maintaining contact with professional associations, educational groups, and by reading outcome-based research materials.
    • Coordinates and evaluates the work of ECE Teachers and Assistants.
    • Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.

    Employment Standards

    Education, Experience, and Requirements

    • Site Supervisor CD permit or the below
    • 350 days experience, including at least 100 days supervising adults
    • Associates Degree or higher, which includes 24 units of approved coursework in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or relatable field (including the core areas), plus an additional 6 units of administration and supervision and 2 units of adult supervision.

    Knowledge of:

    • Specialized knowledge of child development and best practices
    • Understanding of the goals and objectives of a preschool program
    • Special knowledge of the preschool developmental domains and content areas of social-emotional development, language and literacy, mathematics, English-language development, visual and performing arts, physical development, health, history-social science, and science.
    • Working knowledge of curriculum development and Title 22 licensing requirements.

    Physical Abilities

    • Function effectively in classroom and outside play activities, engaged in work of moderately active nature.
    • Move to indoor and outdoor work locations, and stand/move/sit for extended periods of time
    • Lift heavy objects ( up to 40 lbs) on an intermittent basis
    • Frequently bend, kneel, and/or site at children’s level
    • Grasp, reach, push and pull, move light weight teaching equipment & supplies
    • Sufficient arm, hand, finger dexterity to use a personal computer keyboard, multimedia, and other office equipment
    • Hearing and speaking skills to project voice, and communicate with staff and students in classroom settings and in on-on-one conversations.
    • Visual acuity to read printed materials, computer screens, and to observe students performing assignments, observe moving objects and events.

    Additional Requirements

    • Creative writing skills to prepare and/or adapt age appropriate class materials and reports.
    • Well-developed oral communication skills to convey concepts in classroom and community-based settings, and work cooperatively with a diverse population of children and parents
    • Delivery of developmentally appropriate practice in the classroom and outdoor environments.
    • Understand sequence of child development and apply strategies and techniques to meet the needs of children along the developmental continuum.
    • Provide positive social, emotional, and behavioral supports to meet the needs of all students
    • Observe, asses, and evaluate the development of preschool children.
    • Ability to learn, interpret, and apply NCOE, member district, State, and Federal requirements and objectives for academic achievement.
    • Must be able to prepare curriculum for indoor and outdoor environments
    • Develop and maintain a productive and safe classroom environment
    • Organize and prioritize work & manage time effectively
    • Communicate in a professional manner, in formal and informal settings, with students, fellow staff and parents.
    • May require a valid driver’s license
    • May require fluency in a second language

    Schedule: Classified Hourly, Range 11 (Reclassified from Range 46
    Personnel Commission Approved: April 19, 2022

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