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 & Scope:
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.
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 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).
Internal Number: 31952
About Howard University Early Learning Program (HUELP)
The Howard University Early Learning Program (HUELP) is a private preschool, prek and kindergarten program serving the needs of the university student, faculty, staff and the community. We believe that all children are entitled to a nurturing environment and that all children can succeed. We are housed on campus and not only support the students and faculty and staff of the School of Education, but support the greater university community through various partnerships. Established in 1867, Howard University is a federally chartered, private, doctoral university, classified as a high research activity institution. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 students, its undergraduate, graduate, professional and joint degree programs span more than 120 areas of study within 13 schools and colleges.Howard University, one of the nation's leading research universities, is dedicated to educating students from diverse backgrounds at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels. Guided by our extraordinary cadre of faculty, students are immersed in cutting-edge scholarship and innovation including nanotechnology, human genome research, atmospheric science, as well as the social sciences, arts and humanities.
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