Associate Teacher, Fisher Early Learning Center
The Fisher Early Learning Center is one of the most distinctive early childhood learning centers in Colorado. As a part of the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver, we are uniquely positioned to provide a warm and loving environment that is specifically designed to deliver cutting-edge and evidence-based programming for infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children. We are an inclusive setting and value diversity.
- In direct coordination with the Master Teacher (MT) and administrative staff, assist in the implementation of Fisher recommended practices in curriculum, classroom environment, daily schedules, classroom modifications and adaptations, teacher/child interactions, facilitation of play, participation in all staff trainings.
- Jointly develops and implements a developmentally appropriate curriculum based on the individual interests, needs, and abilities of the children in the classroom and the group as a whole.
- Facilitates classroom and program development in direct coordination with the MT and admin staff. Assists in the facilitation of curriculum implementation.
- Demonstrates knowledge of policies and procedures related to the implementation of the NAEYC and program standards.
- Participates daily in team planning of curriculum and classroom routine with the MT and other appropriate staff
- Assists the MT in maintaining classroom discipline and conflict resolution strategies as directed and acts as a role model to students.
- Supervises and participates in developmentally appropriate outdoor play activities on a daily basis.
- Participates in the team assessment of each child developmentally, ensures adequate documentation is completed, and develops individual goals, involving parents in the process.
- Assists to implement a method for child observations, completes anecdotal records and portfolio development.
- Jointly completes assigned assessment responsibilities including the following: a) record observations for 4 data checkpoints per year using Fisher assessment and portfolio tools b) photograph assigned children c) compile anecdotal records, work samples, video/audio records, d) schedule and facilitate portfolio conferences at the end of the school year.
- Assists the team to establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for all children.
- Assists in maintaining a safe classroom environment (indoors and outdoors) to meet program standards, rules, regulations and accreditation standards.
- Assists the team to complete and maintain all necessary documentation to demonstrate compliance with program, health and safety regulations and requirements.
- Jointly implements all current health and safety regulations per licensing, NAEYC, and Fisher guidelines, in classrooms, playgrounds, motor room, fieldtrips, walks, and any evacuations.
- Adheres to federal, state, and university health and safety policies and procedures.
- Supervises and participates in developmentally appropriate outdoor play activities on a daily basis
- Participates in planning that includes observations and assessments of the children, development of weekly curricular goals/activities, individualization of the curriculum based on the individual interests, needs, and abilities of the children in the classroom and the group as a whole, development of weekly curricular goals/activities.
- Demonstrates knowledge of content and developmental areas by creating experiences that engage children in purposeful and meaningful learning related to key curriculum concepts.
- Utilizes multiple sources (including results of informal and formal assessments as well as childrens initiations, questions, and interests) to:
- identify what children have learned.
- adapt curriculum and teaching to meet childrens needs and interests.
- foster childrens curiosity.
- extend childrens engagement.
- support self-initiated learning
- Serves as a productive member of an interdisciplinary team.
- Works cooperatively with Fisher Inclusion Team in the provision of universal strategies, accommodations, and the development of goals for children with special needs.
- Initiates and sustains positive working relationships with team members, center and University personnel as well as community agencies.
- Contributes to an effective classroom team through consistent communication and planning.
- Utilizes effective communication strategies in all facets of the job.
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
The hourly range for the position is $17.18 - $22.22.