Early Childhood Educator - Cyert Center-2014337

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

ID: 7063429
Posted: February 7, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary

The Cyert Center was founded in 1971 by working parents, for working parents. Since then, we have grown to a program that serves 125 children. The Cyert Center has always been a community committed to the highest quality care and education for infants, toddlers, and young children. We believe that all children are thinkers, researchers, and problem solvers. Our program revolves around valuing the development of relationships, open dialogue, and collaboration, which we believe supports the development of strong relationships between all members of this community—children, parents, and educators and the communities beyond these walls.

The Early Childhood Educator (two opportunities available) has a passion for early childhood education, is a lifelong learner, demonstrates commitment to the Center’s philosophy of the Reggio Emilia Approach and Developmentally Appropriate Practice, and upholds the NAEYC code of ethics. You will be responsible for providing a nurturing, consistent, developmentally appropriate environment that meets the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical needs of young children. You will develop and maintain parent relationships, and collaborate effectively with colleagues.

Core responsibilities will include:

Child Education and Care - Along with the educational team, educates and cares for young children, fostering their individual growth and development
Program Development and Curriculum Delivery - Organizes a cohesive program and communicates the Center’s philosophy (Reggio Emilia Approach and Developmentally Appropriate Practice)
Team Building and Collaboration - Values collaboration and teamwork to co-create a curriculum that uses inquiry-based teaching strategies with an emphasis on collaborative learning
Compliance and Safety - Adheres to The Department of Public Welfare licensing regulations and The National Association for the Education of Young Children’s accreditation standards.
Family Engagement - Develops regular, on-going, two-way communication with parents about children’s experiences, development, and learning, and participates in planning, organization and dialogue/presentation for parent meetings.
Professional Development - Commits to best practices and continued professional development and growth, earning twenty-four (24) hours of required professional development annually.

You will demonstrate a passion for early childhood education and love of learning; ability to collaborate with other early childhood educators and accept feedback; respect for children and families and ability to show authenticity in all relationships; high energy level; ability to be creative, flexible, and enthusiastic; effective interpersonal skills necessary to work with young children, parents/guardians, other staff, and the campus community.

Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.


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