To provide a high-quality instructional learning environment for children ages three through five years.
Meeting the needs of the early learner and standards of practice as set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Office of the State Superintendent (OSSE) and District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS).
Meeting the needs of the University, its leaders, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community.
NATURE AND SCOPE:
University internal contacts include children, university students, and faculty/staff of the administrative offices in the School of Education
The external contacts include parents or guardians of the children, accrediting agencies, and regulatory and licensing bodies.
Maintain a high quality early learning environment for children ages three years to five years, including kindergarten.
Establish and maintain an attractive educational environment to motivate children and to foster self-control, growth, and development.
Provide the children with the appropriate experiences/activities in subject areas (learning domains) (i.e., arts, math, science, language, social studies, etc.) with special emphasis on the development of cognition, communication, and social skills.
Participate in and guides activities for social-emotional, physical, cognitive and nutritional development of children
Participate in a program of continuous planning with parents which involves conferences, workshops, field trips and curricular development
Consistently monitor and evaluate children’s progress
Gear the program to the needs of the individual child with concerns for his/her interests, differing abilities, special talents and individual style and pace of learning
Maintain necessary records and share significant data with parents and supervisors in a timely manner
Assist the director in coordinating and supervising the specific activities of practicum students, student workers, student teachers and volunteers assigned to the classroom.
Perform, as directed, administrative duties in the absence of the director.
Grow professionally by attending meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences.
Synthesize demonstration models and other pertinent instructional aids and materials.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of child development.
Knowledge of the family dynamics and its significance in the learning process
Knowledge of appropriate techniques, methodology and approaches in early childhood learning
Knowledge of the appropriate use of instructional materials and knowledge of equipment and instructional devices and their functions in the learning process.
Ability to analyze behavior for positive action and/or intervention
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationship with the family of which the child is a part.
Ability to explain clearly methods and procedures employed in the classroom
Competence in both oral and written English
Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relations with children, parents, staff, faculty, University officials and the general public.
A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood/ Elementary Education, Child Development, Human Development or closely related field.
At least two years responsible teaching experience in early childhood education.
Physical Health Certification / TB test at the time of hire as required by the District of Columbia (OSSE).
Criminal Background Clearance at the time of hire as required by the District of Columbia (OSSE).
Drug and Alcohol Screening as required by the District of Columbia (OSSE).
Child Protective Registry Clearance at the time of hire as required by the District of Columbia (OSSE).
Howard University is a comprehensive, research-oriented, historically Black private university providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students. Further, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through the...ir teaching and research, committed to the development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.