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Specialist 2 Lead Teacher Early Childhood Education

Bellevue College Early Learning Center
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  • Program Information

As a department of Bellevue College, our mission is to provide high quality, family centered, developmentally appropriate care & early education for young children and their families. In addition, we strive to provide a creative, safe, learning environment that nurtures, respects, and supports each individual’s unique qualities and potential. The Early Learning Center encourages discovery, creativity, overall development, independence, self-regulation, problem solving, and exploration in a safe, respectful, yet stimulating, relationship based environment. Our program maintains a child-centered philosophy that accepts each child at his/her own developmental level and encourages him/her to learn through rich experiences. When planning the curriculum, teachers provide experiences that reflect families’ interests, hobbies, cultures, and languages.

  • Job Title: Specialist 2 Lead Teacher Early Childhood Education
  • Program Name: Bellevue College Early Learning Center
  • Job Contact Name: Linda Boyd
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  • Job Description:

Essential Functions Plan, implement, post and evaluate curriculum and activities both indoors and out, based on individual and group development. Direct daily classroom events and programs. Work directly with children and families on individual and group needs, guidance, transitions, and emotional support. Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children, including basic first aid, diapering/toileting, and supervision of children indoors and out. Establish and maintain positive partnerships with Center families through daily verbal interactions, written communication, and conferences. Initiate and maintain respectful interactions and relationships with children, staying engaged and supporting their ongoing growth and development. Plan, record, implement, maintain, and evaluate an age appropriate, nurturing, culturally respectful, learning environment for children and families assigned. Continually move throughout classroom and playground areas, using visual & auditory supervision, to work and communicate directly with children on individual and group needs. Work with teaching team to initiate and revise classroom schedule, limits and guidelines. Work with and support other team members in continuous planning, evaluation, and improvement of programming. Perform other duties as required and/or assigned.

  • Qualifications – Required skills and experience.

Minimum Qualifications Be within 15 credits of completion of an Associate of Art (AA) or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree with a minimum of 45 credits of early childhood education/child development or related field; or an early childhood education certification and an AA degree One (1) year of experience working with children ages: birth to six years old in a group setting Must meet licensing requirements for Washington Department of Early Learning (DEL) including registration in Managed Education and Registry Information Tool (MERIT) and a current DEL background check Proof of current, negative (Tuberculosis) TB skin test and Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR) immunity Have, or obtain within 90 days of hiring, current infant/child CPR & Basic First Aid; Blood Borne Pathogen training, and Food Handler’s permit. Preferred Qualifications BA/BS degree in early childhood education/child development; or 45 credits in early childhood education with a BA/BS in a related field Three (3) years of experience working with children: ages birth to 6 years in a group setting Familiarity with Creative Curriculum/Teaching Strategies Gold/Second Step/CLASS Experience in a Head Start program and knowledge of current Head Start standards Experience in the Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) philosophy of working with infants and toddlers, Reggio-inspired or Nature Education-focused early learning environments

  • This is a Full Time Position. Compensation: Position Salary Range: $38,748/year – $51,312/year
  • Benefits:

The salary will be determined based on candidate’s qualifications and related experience. Individuals newly hired to Classified position are placed in a salary range based on the WPEA Collective Bargaining Agreement. We offer comprehensive compensation package with salary and benefits as the main components. Competitive salary is within the Range stated above, and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits package is offered through Washington State plans that includes multiple medical, dental, life and disability coverage choices for employees and dependents; choices of retirement and deferred compensation plans; paid holidays, sick, and vacation plans; transit program, reduced tuition, employee discounts and memberships, etc. The employee is scheduled to work 40 hours per workweek. This is a Classified, overtime eligible position and represented by the Washington Public Employee Association of Higher Education (WPEA-HE). our job site online for information