Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: February 3, 2020
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education Center
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The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the
University of California system's 10 campuses and the first
American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly
8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an
environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion,
collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's,
master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic
partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is
continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and
dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S.
News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide
educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San
Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a
special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the
cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and
supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion
public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher
education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical
capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction,
student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened
the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story
administrative building located in the heart of Merced.
About the Job:
Under the direction and supervision of the Director, assumes
responsibility for planning and implementing a quality
developmentally appropriate program for young children. Work
cooperatively with other ECEC staff to coordinate and put into
action an individualized program for the children in their assigned
classroom and in ECEC activities. Participates in preparing and
putting into practice age-appropriate language arts, social
studies, cognitive arts, science, art, music, social and emotional
development, nutrition, multi-cultural awareness and physical
development experiences for the children in their group. Sustain
with classroom team all required documentation and paperwork for
the children assigned and classroom group, as per mandates and ECEC
Maintain program quality, adhering to Title 22 State Licensing
regulations, National Accreditation Commission of Early Care and
Education (NAC) and other best practices program standards and
requirements that the ECEC adopts.
Promotes partnerships with parents and encourages parent
participation in the classroom, the ECEC and during parent/teacher
conferencing and activities. Promotes a constructive working
relationship with the ECEC staff, children and families through
conflict resolution, effective communication and participation in
problem solving activities.
Continue professional development (minimum of 20 hours a year) in
the field of Early Childhood Education/Child Development through
further academic education or participating in
conferences/workshops as an attendee or presenter.
In order to maintain teacher-to-child ratio as required by law,
regular and consistent attendance is expected. Normal operating
ECEC hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. These positions operate on a
rotating-shift basis, with other occasional shift changes based on
business need. An 8-hour work day with an hour lunch is
*Note: This position will be filled as needed to maintain
Experience in an Early Childhood Care classroom for 3 years or
A minimum of 3 units in Infant/Toddler Development from an
accredited college with a B grade or better. A.S./A.A. degree is
required, or an appropriate combinations of education and
experience in Child Development or related field.
Familiarity of PITC practices, NAEYC criteria, Title 5 program
requirements and project approach/Creative Curriculum/emergent
Must have the ability to provide professional early childhood
education services to infants, toddlers and preschoolers, display a
professional demeanor, and be able to maintain confidentiality of
information and materials.
Must have a valid Child Development Teacher Permit or higher from
the California Commission of Teacher Credentialing.
Meet all Title 22 requirements for employment.
Click on the link below to use our new on-line application
If you do not have internet access you may mail your application,
resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200
North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the
The University of California is an Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications
from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities,
veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the
teaching, research and public service missions of the university.
All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran
status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination
and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination &
Affirmative Action Policy:
As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be
a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and
Tobacco Free policy is available at
E-Verify: Effective September 8, 2009, all employers who receive
Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify,
an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security
Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment
eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to
records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by
federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job
applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the
successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by
the University of California visit:
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