This position is a key member of our large team and as a member of our team is responsible for supporting the basic philosophy of Penn Children’s Center; ‘learning through play’. The role is responsible for fostering the cognitive, social, emotional and physical development of each child. The successful applicant will be responsible to teach, guide and supervise children 12 weeks to 5 years in accordance with NAEYC, Keystone Stars, and DHS guidelines. Develop and carry out weekly lesson plans which meet all governing agency guidelines. Prepare monthly classroom newsletter, prepare and execute reports, parent communication and parent teacher conferences twice per year using the chosen Center assessment tool, timely e-mails and meetings when necessary. Arrange and maintain educational equipment and materials, log daily activities, keep necessary records, prepare student reports and communicate with parents on a daily basis, demonstrating responsiveness to all concerns. Responsibilities include training part-time support staff and supervision of all staff assigned to classroom. Required to maintain a Professional Development Record (PDR) and meet all training mandates. The individual in this leadership position coordinates the team to ensure the daily provision of quality care services. Applications are strongly encouraged from individuals in minority groups.
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class ...of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.