This recruitment will remain open until filled. Initial application deadline: 3/14/2023.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 3/3/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 3/14/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
Under general supervision of the Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) Director, initiate, plan and implement Early Education programs for children aged three months to five years old. Maintain program quality, adhering to Title 22 State Licensing standards, developmental profiles and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accreditation Standards. Plan and develop age appropriate activities in daily curriculum areas such as: language, art, dramatic play, multicultural and social justice awareness, manipulative toys, arts and crafts, block play, problem solving, science, nutrition and outdoor play. Observe, document, assess and complete developmental profile of children's overall growth and development using the Early Years Learning Framework or equivalent assessment tool.
Supervise small and large groups of children in a variety of ages, and plan and set-up developmentally appropriate activities for both indoor and outdoor environments. Constantly monitor safety factors and required adult-child ratios and correct as needed. Create and maintain a warm and positive learning environment which is inclusive and promotes mutual respect. Acknowledge and respect the integrity of each child and encourage the development of positive self-image to allow the child to comfortably and successfully explore and learn.
Ensure that children are within sight and sound of qualified classroom teachers at all times including when toileting. Assist children with hygiene (washing, diapering, toileting) and monitor the health needs of children taking appropriate corrective action as necessary. Maintain awareness of children's individual dietary needs and communicate pertinent information in regard to allergies and special needs to all staff. Ensure that all adult and child working areas are safe, sanitary and orderly and repair and stock materials when needed. Follow established health and safety procedures for handling emergencies as outlined in the ECEC Employee Handbook.
Provide input to performance evaluations based on ongoing observation throughout the year. Share examples of employee contributions, strengths, and weaknesses in relation to successful classroom practice. Meet with classroom team weekly to reflect on the learning process and meet children's needs. Train and assign work to new and continuing employees. Provide guidance on performance standards and expectations. Foster positive relationships which promote social emotional competence in infants and young children.
Ensure data collection is conducted in accordance with local, state and federal requirements for an early childhood classroom and maintain compliance in record keeping for related programs such as: National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Interact with parents daily and give brief reports of child's experience in pertinent areas. Conduct parent orientation to familiarize parents with the goals, philosophy and day-to-day operations of the center. Schedule and conduct regular parent-teacher conferences to maintain open communication and rapport with parents.
May be assigned rotating shifts such as: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are core values at UC San Diego and the ECEC is committed to a continuous process of learning and updating practices to support systemic evolution toward equity, diversity, and inclusion for our team and constituents. We foster the UC San Diego Principles of Community by encouraging and developing a collaborative and positive environment among colleagues. UC San Diego provides resources and services so employees can develop a deeper connection to our diverse campus community. Explore more at UC San Diego Staff Associations network and Campus Community Centers.
ECEC also strives to contribute to a bias-free society. We teach children to be world citizens and endeavor to build community and understanding among families of all cultures and backgrounds. Understanding the need to address many important topics at an early age, ECEC implements a unique social justice
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