The Teacher is responsible for the care and education of a group of children as part of a teaching team and functions as a team leader or co-leader. The Teacher plans and implements the curriculum and, with active participation of other members of the teaching team, works with parents and assesses the needs of individual children.
The Teacher reports to the Child Care Director, and in the Child Care Director’s absence the Lead Teacher.
1. Designs appropriate room arrangements to support the goals of the classroom.
2. Promotes healthy eating practices.
3. Maintains a safe environment.
4. Posts necessary information to ensure the safety and well being of the children.
5. Maintains an orderly learning environment.
6. Utilizing the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) - Client Assistance and Re-housing Enterprise System (CARES) complete incident reports as needed.
1. Provides a balance between child-initiated and teacher-initiated activities.
2. Provides a balance between quiet and active learning activities.
3. Uses equipment and materials for indoor and outdoor play that promotes children’s physical development.
4. Involves children in planning and implementing learning activities.
5. Provides an integrated curriculum that meets the needs of individual children.
6. Plans and implements experiences that promote language and literacy development.
7. Plans and implements activities that promote the acquisition of number concept.
8. Plans and implements the High Scope and PEP curricula.
9. Plans and implements hands-on activities that develop positive self-esteem.
10. Plans and implements hands-on activities that develop social skills.
11. Plans and implements culturally diverse experiences.
12. Uses and promotes positive guidance techniques.
13. Provides a wide variety of creative and expressive activities.
14. Establishes routines with smooth transition periods.
15. Communicates with children at their developmental level.
16. Encourages children to be independent.
III. Parent Involvement:
1. Relates assessment information to parents and offers support for dealing with children at different developmental stages.
2. Plans and conducts Child Care initial intake meetings.
3. Promotes communication with parents through weekly progress notes as needed.
4. Encourage and provides a variety of ways for parent-volunteers to participate in the program.
IV. Other Responsibilities:
1. Assesses program supplies and material needed prior to implementing activities.
2. Coordinates and helps supervise Teacher Assistants, and volunteers working in the classroom.
3. Maintains written plans on a weekly basis.
4. Assesses children’s needs and developmental progress on an ongoing basis.
5. In consultation with the Lead Teacher and Director, uses the results of assessment to plan activities.
6. Must obtain Department of Health Food Handler’s Certification within four (4) months of being employed.
7. Must be available to rotate shifts and classroom assignments at Director’s discretion, and /or as needs of the business require.
V. Professional Responsibility:
1. Promotes the center’s philosophy and educational objectives.
2. Supports the center’s code of ethical conduct.
3. Engages in ongoing staff development to improve personal and professional skills.
4. Supports the professional growth and development of colleagues by sharing materials and information and providing helpful feedback and encouragement.
5. Attends staff meetings, workshops and in-service training provided by the center.
A. Bachelor’s Degree in child development early childhood, elementary education or related field’s, with minimum of two (2) years supervised experience in an acceptable child care setting.
B. Effective leadership and communication
D. Strong organizational skills