Teacher

Job Description

Job Title:             Teacher
Reports To:             Site Director, Executive Director
FLSA Status:             Non-Exempt
Customary Work Days:     Monday through Friday
Saturday & Sunday may be added as work level dictates.
Customary Work Hours:   
Hours are extended when work load is increased.

Primary Responsibilities:
Teacher for Early Childhood programs are responsible for planning and implementing learning experiences that advance the intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development of children within a safe, healthy learning environment. They encourage the involvement of the families of the children of the program and support the development of relationships between children and their families.

Duties & Responsibilities:
•    Utilize appropriate language, interactions, and positive discipline.
•    Model positive behavior.
•    Instructing and supervising children in classroom activities.
•    Implement age appropriate activities that support the Excellerate standards and the Creative Curriculum.
•    Implement and model family style eating during meal times.
•    Continuously monitor children to ensure safety at all times, and report child abuse and neglect when necessary.

Interaction with Children:
•    Serve as a role model for the children in the areas of attitude, speech and actions on a daily basis.
•    Treat each child with dignity and respect for his/her cultural background.
•    Encourage children’s development in the areas of building self-confidence, problem solving, and taking
•    responsibility for their actions.
•    Interact with each child on a daily basis through circle time, centers, snacks, lunchtime, playground, free play, etc.
•    Be consistent, but lovingly enforce classroom discipline plan and reward system.

Assess Children:
•    Assess children on a regular basis.
•    Take pictures and maintain anecdotal notes, written observations, and other approved forms of documentation for each child.
•    Administer ESI-R screening, Creative Curriculum, Ages and Stages Questionnaire, Ages and Stages SE Questionnaire.

Curriculum Preparation:
•    Utilize research library, research, plan, and develop age appropriate activities for lesson plans in conjunction with the Assistant Teacher.
•    Incorporate required activities into lesson plans that support children’s development.
•    Prepare activities that support lesson plans.

Communicate With Parents:
•    Maintain open communication with parents scheduling and conducting parent/teacher conferences.
•    As a parent advocate, help resolve issues or concerns that are raised.
•    Inform parents about daily classroom routine, expectations, policies, field trips, and volunteer opportunities.
•    Communicate with parents about incidents that have been observed and/or recorded on site.
•    Obtain all required classroom parental signatures such as on all incident reports and field trip permission slips.

Documentation:
•    Complete all necessary paperwork for classroom activities including meal participation sheets, attendance, screenings, parent/teacher conferences on a timely manner.
•    Maintain up to date and accurate education folders to include complete incident reports, permission slips.
•    Maintain accurate and up to date portfolios.
•    Complete all assessment paperwork, such as Creative Curriculum checklist, and ESIR screenings, according to specified timelines.

Supervision:
•    Support volunteers, Floaters, teacher assistant, teacher aides, with the learning of classroom requirements.
•    Delegate duties as necessary.

Administration:
•    Work closely with Site Director, and other content area specialists.
•    Actively participate in meetings which may include management, teaching team, and center.
•    Participate in team meetings. Communicate and share ideas, Site Director, and other management team members.
•    Participate in staff In-Services.
•    Engage in continuing education and professional development activities such as trainings, workshops,

Administrative Functions:
·    Complete and submit weekly lesson plans, goals and newsletters at least one week in advance to the Director.
·    Turn in request forms for time off at least seventy-two (72) working hours in advance.
·    Requests will be approved on a first come basis.
·    Clock in & out on time. Overtime must be pre-approved by the director or owner.
·    Excessive tardiness will be documented and may result in a written reprimand.

Classroom Maintenance:
•    Help to maintain a clean and organized learning environment.
•    Sanitize all surfaces, equipment, and classroom toys.
•    Maintain a quality room arrangement in compliance with curriculum standards.
•    Routinely check classroom equipment and materials to ensure they are in good repair.

Other Duties As Assigned

Job Requirements Education and/or Experience:

Degree in Early Childhood Education from an accredited college with a minimum of one year of experience.

 

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