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Early Childhood Development Practitioner

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Appalachian State University, Reich College of Education, Department of Family and Child Studies, Lucy Brock Child Development Lab, Boone, NC 28607

Start Date: September 14, 2022

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

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Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from high school and one year of related childcare experience.

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Special Note: This is a generalized representation of positions in this class and is not intended to reflect essential functions per ADA. Examples of competencies are typical of the majority of positions, but may not be applicable toall positions.
License/Certification Required
Must be trained in CPR and First Aid (within the first 2 months of employment).
Essential Job Functions
The Early Childhood Development Practitioner will provide an educational classroom setting for young children (infancy through five years) and university students in a laboratory center designed to model best practices in the field of early childhood education. Using an emergent, negotiated curriculum, they teach individualized fundamental pre-academic skills and lead activities to promote language development, cognitive and perceptual development, and gross motor development in children representing a cross-section of backgrounds.

Teachers may be eligible for the Pay Enhancement Grant at Lucy Brock Child Development Lab Program based on years of service to the University system. This grant is funded until the end of 2022 with the possibility to continue into next year!

5+ years of service = $1,000/quarter
1-4 years of service = $750/quarter
0-1 year of service = $500/quarter

Duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:

Supervises and trains university students who teach in the program for practicum experience (generally 2-3 per semester), and evaluates the performance of the practicum students.
Coordinating child development lab experiences with university faculty from an array of disciplines (i.e. child development, early childhood education, art education, special education, human development, music education) and supervising lab students from these various courses.
Designs and implements an emergent negotiated curriculum utilizing currently accepted best practices and innovative techniques.
Leads activities in language development, perception and reading development, pre-academics, fine and gross motor skills, and social skill development.
Provides information about the techniques of the program to visitors.
Participates in staff development opportunities, including state-mandated workshops and in-service training.
Documents the children’s learning in various ways and makes this learning visible to parents, university students, and the children themselves.
Maintains a developmental portfolio for each child. Schedules and conducts annual home visits.
Performs related duties as required.

Work is performed independently under the general supervision of the Director and in cooperation with university faculty. Work is reviewed through periodic staff meetings, individual conferences, and observation of work performed.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position
Experience working with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers
Thorough knowledge of the growth and development of young children and the ability to use this knowledge to plan and implement appropriate programs to meet children’s needs.
Thorough knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices and educational techniques used in teaching preschool children 0 to 5 years of age.
The ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.
The ability to maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, co-workers, and faculty associated with the program.
The ability to supervise students from the University doing practicum work in the program.
Experience in a university child development laboratory setting.
A personal philosophy embracing constructive guidance, social constructivist methods, an emergent, negotiated curriculum, documentation of children’s experiences and learning, the importance of community, and environment as co-teacher.
Must obtain criminal background check clearance.
Preferred Qualifications
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in early childhood education or early childhood special education with practicum/internship experience and related teacher certification (e.g., birth-kindergarten certification); or graduation fro

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

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Experience working with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers
Thorough knowledge of the growth and development of young children and the ability to use this knowledge to plan and implement appropriate programs to meet children’s needs.
Thorough knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices and educational techniques used in teaching preschool children 0 to 5 years of age.
The ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.
The ability to maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, co-workers, and faculty associated with the program.
The ability to supervise students from the University doing practicum work in the program.
Experience in a university child development laboratory setting.
A personal philosophy embracing constructive guidance, social constructivist methods, an emergent, negotiated curriculum, documentation of children’s experiences and learning, the importance of community, and environment as co-teacher.
Must obtain criminal background check clearance.
Preferred Qualifications
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in early childhood education or early childhood special education with practicum/internship experience and related teacher certification (e.g., birth-kindergarten certification); or graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in a related field and two years of experience teaching young children.

Salary & Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Range $31,200 – $33,000

Application Procedures

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Program Description

Reich College of Education, Department of Family and Child Studies, Lucy Brock Child Development Lab

Contact Info

Lucy Brock Child Development Laboratory
Dr. Andrea Anderson
663 Howard Street, ASU PO Box 32167
Boone NC 28608
828-262-3006

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