Position Summary:
Owatonna’s Early Childhood Family Education Program (ECFE) is seeking an early childhood educator to provide high quality early learning through delivery of evidence-based curriculum, instruction and assessment.  This position has responsibilities to present weekly lessons designed to address identified needs of children using developmentally appropriate best practices within the MN/Owatonna Early Childhood Indicators of Progress. This position supports families, colleagues, and community partners with experiences and information designed to promote healthy parent/child interaction and child and family development. This position delivers early childhood learning experiences to children ages 0-35 months and their families. The primary learning environment is small groups of age-specific children with their parents. This is a long-term sub position, teaching 5 sections of infants and toddlers from October 18-November19  and  November 27-December 14, 2021; and January 3-7, 2022.  Classes meet on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  A copy of the program calendar and class schedule are available upon request.

Qualifications:
Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood and family education and/or child development, early childhood education or related field; Minnesota license in Early Childhood (birth to five years); Birth-Grade 3 license preferred; strong knowledge of child development from birth to age five; experience working with children and families from diverse cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds; documented experience in the application of MN Early Childhood Indicators of Progress; demonstrated use of research-based strategies and approaches to ensure all learners achieve at the highest levels; Experience in utilizing an inquiry approach to instruction required.  

Desired qualification include:
– Successful teaching experience in developing, modifying and implementing curriculum and learning environments for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and parents of children birth to five years old
– Experience with teaming/collaborating with others in educating young children and supporting families
– Excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal, written and digital communication
– Good organizational skills
– Dual licensure in Parent Education and Early Childhood/ECFE
– Bilingual

Position Requirements: 
Successful experience in partnering with families in a professional capacity.  Successful applicant must have ability to work as a contributing team member in a culture of excellence to deliver programs that address the positive development of children and families in diverse populations. 

FTE/Schedule:
Approximate 0.09 FTE beginningOctober 18, 2021.  Approximately 12-15 hours per week for 9-weeks.  

Pay Rate:
Per Master Contract
OEA Master Agreement 

ISD 761 IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND SUPPORTS WORKFORCE DIVERSITY.