Teacher, Children's Discovery Center
Laramie County Community College - Cheyenne, WY

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Effectively functions as the primary and lead teacher in assigned classroom; responsible for daily operation, planning, scheduling and supervision of the respective classroom working in partnership with classroom assistants and CDC Manager to provide a developmentally appropriate pre-school program utilizing approved curriculum resources; initiate and maintain accreditation portfolios; oversee positive and safe learning environment; maintains progress records of each child’s growth and development and prepare periodic reports and development plans per each child; mentor and supervise classroom subordinates; work with parents to promote understanding of their child’s growth and development, encouraging parental participation and attendance at center functions and conduct formal and/or informal parent/teacher conferences; supervise all activities to ensure safety at all times; contribute to staff and college in-service training sessions; and participate in training opportunities as required.

Benefits: 85% of health insurance premiums paid by the College, 12 vacation days fronted, 12 sick days, 2 personal days and 13 - 15 paid holidays annually. Typically 5-7 paid holidays from Christmas to New Year's Day. For full listing of benefits, visit http://lccc.wy.edu/about/humanresources/benefits .

Compensation: mid $30,000s depending on experience.

Priority Screening Date: Position is open until filled. For full consideration, apply by March 4, 2013.

Starting Date: As soon after hiring process as practical.

For information about Cheyenne, visit http://www.lccc.cc.wy.us/about/welcome

Essential Functions:
  • Serves as lead teacher for assigned classroom, responsible for daily operation, planning and scheduling of respective classroom, including supervision of assigned associates and aides.
  • Develop, implement, teach and evaluate a curriculum that meets the social, emotional, physical, cognitive, cultural and developmental needs of individual young children and adhere to the general curriculum guidelines of the learning center.
  • Initiate, maintain and update as needed, accreditation portfolios required of the facility accreditation agency known as National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Maintain other applicable certification documentation as required.
  • Oversee and maintain a positive, stimulating, safe, and sanitary learning environment to meet the changing needs of the individual child. Provide continual supervision and effective learning tools to ensure the safety of all children on an ongoing basis.
  • Initiate written observation assessments of young children to document each child’s growth and development. Maintain individual student records related to attendance, emergency programs and other pertinent records as required by governing agencies or learning center policy and procedure. Conduct formal and/or informal parent/teacher conferences in accordance with facility standards.
  • Mentor and supervise associate teachers and other subordinate staff members and complete required written assessments of these individuals’ respective job performance in accordance with college procedures.
  • Initiate and maintain effective partnerships and relationships with parents of children through proper communication on a regular basis, informing parents of the progress and development of their children. Encourage parental participation in center programs and attendance at parent group functions and other center functions.
  • Assist CDC management with development and implementation of all required health and safety protocols, ensuring that classroom subordinates and children participate in same.
  • Work in a collaborative manner with supervisors, colleagues, subordinates and support staff to effectively implement the goals and objectives of the learning center. Contribute to staff and college in-service training sessions and other training opportunities as required.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education with certification or emphasis in Early Childhood Education or equivalent experience in certification or emphasis.
  • Ability to meet requirements of Wyoming Department of Family Services including, but not limited to background check, tuberculosis test, health certification and current proficiency in CPR and first aid.
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Laramie County Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, genetic information, political affiliation or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its educational programs or activities.




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