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