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This School Readiness Educator position delivers two sections of School Readiness in a 163 day instructional model, with additional days for student orientation, selection, staff work days and professional development days. School Readiness provides a developmentally appropriate environment that stimulates student development and mastery using the Early Childhood Indicators of Progress for cognitive, social/emotional, language, literacy and physical/motor development of 4-year-olds. This position will work with one AM Section (8:15-10:45) and one PM Section (12:15-2:45) Each section meets for 2.5 hours, 5 days per week. School Readiness is an inclusive educational setting serving 16 students/section. Copies of program calendar and class schedules are available upon request. The successful candidate will also work with a classroom program assistant and assigned ECSE team members to create a warm and welcoming environment for children, their families and professional colleagues.
A valid Minnesota teaching license in early childhood, with a 3-5 Pre-K endorsement is required. Training and background in continuous improvement, MN Early Childhood Indicators of Progress and Cor Advantage required. Required curriculum experience also sought include Fountas and Pinnell, Everyday Math, Visual Phonics. Second-Step and SMART. Past experience using Work Sampling, RTI and IGDI’s wil be considered. Bi-lingual skills in Spanish or Somali desired. Demonstrated use of research-based practices and approaches to ensure all learners achieve at the highest levels also required. Current first aid and CPR certificate, or willingness to obtain within first ten-weeks of employment at candidates expense.
Successful 2 years of experience in partnering with preschool families around preparing young children for school readiness. Successful candidate must demonstrate ability to work as a team member in a culture of excellence to deliver programs that address the positive development of children and families in diverse populations. Demonstrated communication and organizational skills required.
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