Located in our brand-new Assembly Row location, this position presents an opportunity to grow your career, while working for a fun, mission-driven organization!
Depending upon program configuration and size, Curriculum Specialists work under the supervision of the Site Director and/or Assistant Director.
The Curriculum Specialist has full time classroom teaching responsibilities and acts as a primary care giver responsible for the design implementation, and evaluation of educationally enriched and developmentally appropriate curriculum and assessment.
The Curriculum Specialist creates and leads the direction of curriculum and assessment for their assigned age grouping(s).
Duties and Responsibilities
Be an enthusiastic and active participant of the classroom team by engaging in relaxed and individualized interactions with children and by using respectful and appropriate language with children and co-workers that communicates genuine care, concern, and respect and a collaborative team approach.
In collaboration with the Site Director and/or Assistant Director, create and lead the direction of curriculum and assessment, and collaborate with team members to support an environment and experiences that meet or exceed EEC regulations, NAEYC standards and Partners HealthCare policies; this is accomplished by supporting best practice early education and caregiving that is based upon the understanding that:
oEach child is different and unique;
oEach child comes from a family experience and background that our programs strive to learn about and to always respect;
oChildren progress through developmental stages and levels that tie to their ability to understand and function in the world around them;
oChildren learn most effectively through play, where their exploration of open-ended activities and materials is understood and supported by their caregivers;
oChildren grow and flourish most successfully when they are cared for by adults who have a clear and working knowledge of child development theory and practice.
Share with the team basic tasks such as diapering, snack preparation, dishes, laundry, stocking supplies, clean ups.
Assure that there is consistency in philosophy, curriculum and classroom management;
Ensure the classroom is safe, interesting and inviting to each child;
Demonstrate initiative and willingness to increase knowledge of child growth and development theory and practice;
Assure that children's records are objective, accurate, updated and remain confidential.
Establish, achieve and evaluate program goals;
In the Traditional Care programs, per EEC regulation, complete regular, ongoing observations of, and developmental checklists for, children to culminate in the writing of bi-annual progress reports;
Act as a resource for families regarding child development topics and questions.
Assume responsibility for own professional development, identify learning needs and develop plan to enhance professional development; maintain own annual training requirements. (20 hours per year).
Attend staff meetings and be present on the two (2) mandatory annual In-service days.
Perform additional duties as requested by the Site Director and/or Assistant Director.
Bachelor's Degree preferred.
Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) Lead Teacher certified for Infant/Toddler and Preschool.
All Partners Child Care Services (PCCS) centers are licensed by the State of Massachusetts, Department of Early Education and Care (EEC). All PCCS staff members must meet the staff qualification requirements as set forth by EEC.
The MGH Children's Center and IHP Children's Quarters are accredited by NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children).
The BWH Backup Center, MGH Backup Center and McLean Child Care Center are guided the standards set forth by NAEYC. In all PCCS centers, where staff members do not yet meet the qualifications as outlined by NAEYC, staff members are expected to commit to ongoing professional development and education in pursuit of meeting the NAEYC staff qualifications.
Each Site Director will work with each staff member to review their qualifications and to develop a personalized professional development plan that will support the pursuit of NAEYC staff qualifications.
Skills and Abilities:
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Decision Making and Problem Solving
Partners Healthcare System