Bedford Stuyvesant Early Childhood Development Center (BSECDC) has been “Rooted in the Community since 1966.” A federally funded Head Start program whose mission is to provide high quality, comprehensive early education and family engagement services to families and their children ages 2 to 5 years old. BSECDC embraces a holistic strength-based approach to meet the needs of our earliest learners and their families within the Bedford Stuyvesant community.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Implement a well-organized learning environment with developmentally appropriate schedules, lesson plans, and indoor and outdoor learning experiences that provide adequate opportunities for choice, play, exploration, and experimentation among a variety of learning, sensory, and motor experiences. Develop and implement weekly lesson plans, including plans for individualized instruction, in accordance with BSECDC’s procedures and the research-based curriculum, that include indoor and outdoor learning experiences to support physical health and development, social and emotional development, approaches to learning, language development and communication, and cognitive development. Recognize bilingualism and biliteracy as strengths and, for children who are dual language learners, plan and implement experiences to support English language development. Ensure the physical environment and lesson plans reflect the diversity represented in the children and families served. Implement nurturing, responsive, and effective teaching practices to ensure daily learning experiences promote critical thinking, inquiry-based learning, STEM, and reading and writing readiness, as well as children’s social-emotional development and universal values of tolerance, compassion, and respect among children. Use positive guidance strategies to create a peaceful classroom environment where children resolve conflicts using language to express their feelings and open
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