Demonstrate expertise & flexibility in classroom management for Infant through Preschool classrooms.
Demonstrate knowledge of Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Model/demonstrate appropriate ways to conduct activities and teaching strategies for early childhood teacher
Assist center to improve the skills of teaching staff
Conduct coaching to improve teacher’s practices.
Local travel is required
Drivers License & daily reliable transportation required.
Willing to work a flexible schedule
Extensive Criminal Records checks required & paid for by employer
Preferred Education – CDA, AA, or BA in Early Childhood Education and a minimum of 3 years of ECE teaching experience.
E-mail your resume to email@example.com. Resumes received after October 25th may not be accepted for consideration.
National Gardening Association: Youth Garden Grants
The National Gardening Association (NGA), awards Youth Garden Grants to schools and community organizations throughout the U.S. with child-centered garden programs. Applicant schools and organizations must plan to garden with at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18. Twenty programs will receive a $500 gift certificate to the Gardening with Kids online store. Each program will also receive a tool package from Ames, plant starts from Bonnie Plants, and a seed donation from High Mowing Seeds. The selection of winners is based on the demonstrated relationship between the garden program and education related to the environment, health and nutrition issues, character education, and entrepreneurship in the United States. The application deadline is December 6, 2013. Application guidelines and forms are available on the NGA website. Click here for more information.
- Eyes — look
- Ears — listen
- Mouth — closed
- Hands — still
- Feet — quiet
Later when you say, “Give me five,” the children are to think of these five things and hold up their hand to show they are ready to listen.
3. Clap or tap in a pattern, for example, clap slowly twice and then clap fast three times. The students are to stop what they are doing and repeat the pattern. If necessary, do it again until all children have responded and are quiet. You may want to vary the pattern.
4. Shake a shaker, touch a wind chime, ring a bell, play quiet music or use any kind of sound maker as a signal for students to be attentive.
5. Raise your hand and stand still until the students are quiet. Or, raise your right hand and put the index finger of your left hand on your lips. The children are to do the same. Another idea is to hold up three fingers which is a silent signal for “Stop, look, listen.” Then wait until all the children have their three fingers up and are quiet.
Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C)
Children sometimes need help calming down for many reasons.
Sometimes the body is not able to calm down on its own. For example:
- a child can’t sit still in school
- the tags/rough fabric of their uniform is rubbing against their skin
Here are other reasons why a child could be acting out.
- The Child has ADHD/ADD characteristics
- The Child has sensory issues: over-stimulated/under-stimulated by their environment
- The Child is affected by a recent move, going back to school or other family challenges
What can you do to help?
Often the simple act of adding weight/pressure might help the child calm down. The extra weight provides deep-pressure touch and calming input to the nervous system.
Resources to make or buy weighted items.
Instructions to make a Weighted Lap Snake
This is an easy way to try the concept and to see how the child responds.
Make one or more snakes and introduce them when the child is calm and happy. Place a snake in the child’s lap or drape it over his shoulders. Observe whether the child is less restless. Some parents/ teachers use the weighted snakes when they cannot stay right beside the child.
Instructions for sewing the Lap Snake:
- Use a long tube socks, one for each “snake.” You can also use thick tights or stockings and cut them off about 18” from the toe. Serge or whipstitch the cut edges.
- Fill each sock with four cups of rice or other similar pellets like pinto beans or split peas.
- Close the end of the tube sock by hand or machine, sewing the opening with small, sturdy stitches or use a rubber band.
- If desired, draw a simple face on the sewn side of the sock, making the seam the “mouth.”
4-C Early interventionist/Instructor
Children begin processing new skills at early ages.