Job Overview

  • Salary Offer $17.50-$20.00 per hour ($500 sign on bonus)

Job Description:

Function of Position: 

The candidate has primary responsibility for planning and implementing the early care and education program in compliance with regulations established by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (NYSOCFS), NYSED regulations if applicable and NAEYC’S recommendations for developmentally appropriate practices. Supervises caregivers, student interns, and volunteers.  Responsible for providing effective customer service and all internal and external customers. Responsible for providing effective customer service to all internal and external customers.


Examples of Duties & Responsibilities:

I.   Learning Environment and Teaching Responsibilities

  • To interact frequently with children in a positive, respectful, nurturing, and responsive manner which follow the guidelines of NAEYC.
  • To create, a safe, cheerful, and stimulating environment that allows for individual and group activities.
  • To maintain a neat, clean, and orderly classroom, with learning centers and hands on activities which follow the center curriculum.
  • Keeps furnishings, equipment and materials in good repair and fair supply
  • To order needed supplies and materials for his/her classroom
  • To develop daily, weekly, and monthly plans to carry out a balanced, age-appropriate, individually appropriate curriculum, including caregivers in classroom planning.
  • To prepare all materials necessary for coordination of children’s care and education
  • To assist children in their personal care needs, e.g. diapering, toileting, feeding, washing, clothing, comforting, preparing for rest.
  • To regularly observe and record children’s interests, growth and development using the center approved developmental screening and assessment system.
  • Refer children for special services when appropriate
  • Plans and carries out a curriculum that meets program standards.


II.  Parent Relationships

  • To build relationships of trust through open and interactive communication.
  • To keep parents informed about classroom activities, projects, and special events, through verbal interactions, monthly newsletters, parent logs, parent information board, and individual day-sheets.
  • To provide a variety of opportunities for parent involvement.
  • To conference at least twice per year with parents.
  • To address concerns with parents, as they arise in a tactful professional manner.
  • To keep Center Director informed of family changes, concerns or needs


III.  Staff Communication

  • To work cooperatively with other teachers and with support staff in the center.
  • To supervise and guide the activities of caregivers, and student staff and field workers.
  • To keep open communication with the Director, Administrative staff and consultants.
  • Keeps classroom staff informed of plans and center activities.

  IV.  Professionalism

  • To maintain confidentiality.
  • To attend and participate in staff meetings and in-service programs and share information with classroom staff.
  • To seek professional growth and development; and participate in a minimum of 15 hours of ECE training per year.
  • Receive and maintain Pediatric First Aid/CPR and MAT certification.
  • To maintain personal ASPIRE Professional Development listing.
  • To be supportive of the Center and Center Administration.
  • To maintain a positive work climate.
  • To maintain a professional image.

V.  General

  • To be responsible to the Director for carrying out all instructions, policies, practices, and procedures of the center.
  • To comply with New York State regulations, and NAEYC guidelines.
  • To follow established schedules and routines
  • Conducts evaluations of other classroom staff as required.
  • To maintain required records, such as attendance forms, skills checklists, CACFP counts, observation records, individual schedules, and menu
  • requirements.
  • To report for work on time and in a consistent basis
  • Other duties as assigned.

VI.  Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:                       

  • Knowledge of NYS child care regulations.
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices and age appropriate activities, which correspond with NAEYC guidelines.
  • Effective and tactful oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain positive relationships with children, co-workers, and parents.
  • Ability to use constructive methods for maintaining group control and individual behaviors.
  • Ability to use sound judgment and tact.
  • Strong team player.
  • Flexibility (especially in scheduling and practice to respond to the needs of the program).
  • Creativity and patience.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs. from floor to a waist high table, 20 – 30 times per day.
  • Ability to reach a child 20 – 30 feet away within 30 seconds.
  • Ability to crouch to a child’s height, maintain eye contact at the child’s level, and sit on the floor for extended periods of time on a regular basis.
  • A strong sense of responsibility.

MCC Expectations:

  • Adheres to the College Code of Conduct.
  • Contributes to, supports, and maintains an equitable, inclusive, and collaborative College environment.
  • Maintains technological competencies utilized by the College.
  • Commits to the philosophy of a comprehensive community college.
  • Commits to professional growth. which includes seeking ongoing training in diversity, equity and inclusion to better serve students.



Required Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in ECE or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and NYS certification in Early Childhood Education (Birth – Grade 2)
  • CDA
  • 9 college credits in Early Childhood, Child Development or a related field with a plan of study leading towards any of the above
  • One-two years’ experience working with young children in a group setting is required
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to provide exceptional customer service to a wide variety of customers.
  • The position desires creativity, resourcefulness, and mature judgment.
  • Must be able to pass a physical exam, NYS Central Registry Clearance, NYS Justice Center SEL clearance and criminal conviction check (Comprehensive OCFS Background Check).

Additional Information:

Salary: $17.50-$20.00 per hour

$500 Sign on Bonus

MCC offers a Flexible Work Policy for benefit eligible employees. Types of flexible work arrangements include flextime/staggered shifts, remote work/telecommuting and compressed work schedule. The availability of flexible work arrangements varies by division, department, and position, based upon business and operational needs. Limitations to flexible work arrangements are outlined in the official policy.

Monroe Community College prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, familial status, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, domestic violence, victim status, criminal conviction, or any other characteristic or status protected by state or federal laws or College policy in admissions, employment, and treatment of students and employees, or in any aspect of the business of the College. 

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