University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Teacher – Child Development Labs

Payroll Title: UCP IV
Class Code: 0433-9084
Job Family: EDU
FLSA Code: E
Score: 475

JOB SUMMARY

Under the supervision of designated supervisor or Master Teacher, teaches a preschool program for young children and assists with the research and student training needs of the Human Development and Family Relations Program.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Teaches young children directly, providing for individual needs in all areas of development and arranging classroom environment to meet developmental needs; oversees classroom management.
  2. Plans and carries out curriculum and program by preparing lesson plans, weekly activity schedules and monthly unit plans; coordinates planning with other classroom teachers.
  3. Supervises, trains, schedules and evaluates large number of paid paraprofessional and student staff.
  4. Conducts developmental assessments on individual children through observation of behavior and development.
  5. Writes reports on childrens’ progress and maintains accurate records; orders curriculum materials and equipment as needed.
  6. Maintains contact with parents through conferences and home visits.
  7. Assists in planning curriculum, program goals and classroom procedures in accordance with the philosophy of the Child Development Labs.
  8. Assists in training and evaluating student teachers and fieldwork students.
  9. Keeps abreast of current literature in the area of child development.
  10. Make recommendations regarding educational innovations and improvements.
  11. Serves as a resource to parents, the University community, the public and outside agencies in matters pertaining to early childhood education.
  12. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree in child development or related field
  2. One to two years successful experience working with young children in a group setting.

OTHER DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

  1. Master’s degree
  2. University lab school experience.
  3. Supervisory experience

Date Created: 6/28/85