According to the Childcare Law Center’s booklet, “Employing People with
Disabilities” (1996) referenced in this week’s readings in your text, essential
function is defined as “the tasks and duties that describe the job, but only
those that are essential to the job” (as cited in Bruno, 2009).
In preparation for the job fair presentation you will submit for your Final Project
in Week Five, create a job description for a teaching position at your early
childhood development center. Within your job description, include the
following information in a format that simulates an actual ad or job
- job title and targeted student population (e.g., lead toddler teacher)
- essential functions of the position to include at least five to ten tasks
the applicant should be able to complete
- a brief summary of your center’s overall philosophy and environment (think
in terms of the mission statement that you developed in Week One)
In addition to your one-page job description, provide a one- to two-page analysis
of your job post that articulates how it meets the criteria established by the
Childcare Law Center and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Your paper must be formatted according to APA style, as outlined in the Ashford
Writing Center. Include a title page and reference page, and cite at least one
source in addition to your course text and the NAEYC Standards for Early
Childhood Professional Preparation Programs.