Assistant Teacher I (Child Development Center)
Baltimore City Community College
About Baltimore City Community College
Founded in 1947, Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is a comprehensive, urban institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s campus is located in West Baltimore; the institution also has several satellite locations throughout the city. With its broad range of degree and certificate programs, affordable tuition, and extensive outreach, BCCC offers educational opportunities to the citizens of Baltimore City and throughout the state of Maryland. BCCC serves more than 15,000* students annually, providing credits that transfer to four-year colleges and universities as well as workforce training leading directly to job placement. The College is proud of the fact that 100** nations are represented within the student body.
* Based on annual unduplicated credit and non-credit headcount for FY 2016. **Based on fall 2015 credit enrollment.
- Supervise and monitor children at all times.
- Ensure a safe and nurturing environment.
- Assist in toileting activities for children as needed.
- Participate in regularly scheduled team meetings to plan for and deliver collaborative services across all components.
- Respond appropriately to crisis or emergency situations that may occur.
- Assist in facilitating the coordination of special needs specialist staff in the classroom when indicated, developing a collaborative approach that benefits all children in the classroom.
- Assist in adapting the curriculum to address and meet individual goals for children as identified in their individualized family education plans/ education plans.
- Assist in assessing individual needs, attending to special needs, specific interests, strengths, and concerns of children.
- Help in developing and utilizing developmentally appropriate curriculum plans for children, which reflect mandated elements and components of National Association for the Development of Young Children (NAEYC) and Maryland State Department of Education, parental and cultural influences, and promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of infants and toddlers.
- Interact with children appropriately to develop language and motor skills daily.
- Follow a consistent schedule individualized for children within the classroom, which includes small group experiences, choice time, music and movement, large and small motor activities, skill development, meals, and effective transitions between activities.
- Encourage experimentation, exploration, problem solving, cooperation, socialization, and choice-making; ask open-ended questions and listen respectfully to the answers.
- Ass.ist in establishing weekly goals that promote individual and educational plans and include other developmentally appropriate components.
- Assist in preparing classroom materials to support developmentally appropriate curriculum plans; create and change learning centers as needed.
- Provide an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces parental involvement in the classroom and reinforces the idea that "the parent is the first teacher".
- Communicate regularly with parents, regarding each child's progress.
- Assist in the preparation for parent/teacher conferences and home visits when needed, for the purpose of assessment and support, and to share information on classroom progress and educational strategies at school and at home.
- Help plan and conduct regular parent meetings with team members which may be conducted in the evenings.
- Work with appropriate agencies in developing specialized planning for children and families with specialized needs.
- Assist in documenting baselines, ongoing assessments according to OAP benchmarks and milestones.
- Document all significant classroom issues, parent contacts and concerns.
- Monitor and report child abuse.
- Attend meetings, training, courses and appropriate professional development activities as required for further professional development.
- Assure general maintenance and security of the facility and assist with inventory of equipment and supplies.
- Other duties as requested.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Ability to Assist lead teachers with adapting the curriculum
- Ability to have patience and nurturing skills
- Ability to maintain classroom cleanliness and order
- Ability to have the sensitivity to needs of children
- Excellent work ethics and habits
- Excellent Verbal and written skills
- High School Diploma
- Possess 90 hours in Early Childhood
- One Year experience in an early childhood classroom
- Posses CPR/First Aid for Children, adults, and infants
- High School diploma with 15 credits in Early Childhood Education
- Two years of early childhood classroom experience
- MSDE credential of level 2
Information and Application Process Instructions
Why Work at BCCC?
Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is a crossroads of diverse peoples, of learning and work, and the multiplicity of stakeholders we serve: individuals, businesses, government and educational institutions of the community at large.
Our employees enjoy a collegial environment that is both challenging and welcoming. We stay innovative as we strive to be the leader in providing quality education that responds to and meets the needs of a diverse population of learners. Students come here to change their lives through education.
BCCC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.
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