Early Childhood Education (ECE) Coordinator

Yew Chung International School

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Job Title:
Early Childhood Education (ECE) Coordinator (YCIS-QD-2425-ECE001)
Posted Date: 10/13/2023 Expiration Date:
Location: YCIS – Qingdao (Qingdao ECE) # of Openings: 1
Effective From: Other(08/01/2024)
Job Description: The Early Childhood Education ( ECE) Teacher works within a Learning Community in a co-teaching and team teaching relationship to provide an education for the whole child based on the YCIS Mission, Principles and Practices
Through a developmentally appropriate practice and inquiry learning approach, and in a bilingual and co- cultural learning environment, the Co-teachers and the collective Early Childhood team develop a curriculum that supports the acquisition of knowledge and skills, lifelong learning dispositions and character education through an emergent play based programme.

Major Responsibilities:

– The teacher must possess a recognized qualification in Early Childhood Education, child development or other related fields.
– A commitment to the best interest of young children
– A warm and friendly personality
– Sensitivity to the feelings and needs of others
– An ability to relate well to young children
– An ability to establish a positive and healthy relationship with parents and families
– Previous experience of working with a diverse group of young children and/or implementation of inquiry based learning approach preferable

Understand and adhere to the YCIS Mission, Principles and Practices
– Familiarity with YCIS Early Childhood Education Programme Handbook and the general policies and procedures of ECE Section and the campus
– A willingness to understand and work with the curriculum framework (Development Matters) provided by the ‘Practice Guidance of the Early Years Foundation Stage’.
– Develop and maintain a trusting, cooperative and collaborative working relationship with a home room co-teacher and the other teachers within the Learning Community.
– Work collaboratively within a shared flexible learning space.
– Be open-minded and understanding of different cultural perspectives
– Be a willing participant and contributor as part of the ECE team and the wider school community.
– Be alert to and understanding of health and safety matters
– Be punctual and well prepared at the beginning of each day

Implementation of the Daily Learning Programme with Co-teacher
– Understand and incorporate the YCIS Mission Principles and Practices to nurture the dispositions for a life-long learner
– Ensure the programme reflects the vision of YCIS ECE through referring to the YCIS ECE Handbook and the ‘Development Matters’.
– Create a responsive and caring learning environment with intentional and planned provocations and learning centres for young children
– Based on children’s interests, plan, implement, document and evaluate developmentally appropriate daily learning opportunities and experiences both indoors and outdoors
– Preparing and Organizing Materials and Resources for Learning
– Observing the strengths and concerns of individual children which inform the planning of appropriate opportunities for development and learning.
– All teachers are expected to meet the 25 teaching period per week.

Establishment of Daily Schedule, Routines and Transitions with Co-Teacher
– Help children to understand daily schedule and routines
– Help children to understand the behaviour expectations in the learning environment both indoors and outdoors
– Be flexible and responsive to children’s emerging interests
– Provide positive guidance of the behaviour of individual children
– Encourage independence and self-help skills

Working with families
– Make families feel welcome
– Be able to explain the different aspects of the programme with families
– Establish a rapport with parents and families
– Ensure information is gained from parents about a child’s development and interests
– Include the expertise of parents and families which include their cultural belief, practices and professional knowledge etc. to support the children’s learning.
– Be resourceful and supportive to parenting issues when appropriate
– Keep ongoing communication with families through newsletters, email groups, website, etc.
– Make sure that information learned about the child from parents and family members is shared with Co-teacher

Maintain a general professionalism as an ECE teacher
– Adopt a positive attitude towards school life and work
– Always meet deadlines for administrative work, i.e. Newsletters, Portfolios, Documentation of Learning, Planning with Reflection, Reports, etc.
– Always maintain a relationship with children that is fair and unbiased
– Keep confidentiality of children, families, and colleagues’ personal information
– Maintain a professional relationship with parents and families
– Always conduct themselves in professional manners in relation to dress, conduct, etc.

Maintain and Further Professional Knowledge, Attitudes and Competences
– Keep abreast of the current practice and theories in early childhood education
– Always seek self-improvement through ongoing professional development, and be willing to take risks to try new ideas
– Collaborate with other teachers of the ECE team. Accept other teachers’ good ideas and share their own
– Participate in on-going professional reflection and sharing
– Show interests in wider ECE world

Support and Participate in the Initiatives of the School Community
– Establish Positive Relationships with everyone in the ECE community including the Leadership, the Co-teacher and other colleagues, support staff, drivers, etc.
– Volunteer in various ad-hoc committees and school events

Any emerging tasks within the role of a co-teacher as assigned by the supervisors.

Job Requirements: ECE coordinator and Teacher – This full time teaching position. Early Years’ Experience and leadership experience required. We are looking for someone who is a team player. The successful candidate will demonstrate a solid background with classroom differentiation for both ability and English language levels.

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