Responsible for team teaching with Lead Teacher and additional teachers within the Early Childhood Center (ECC). Uses the developmentally appropriate HighScope curriculum in accordance with the philosophy of the ECC and state licensing regulations. The Center is open Monday – Friday from 7am-6pm.
Responsibility• Ensure a daily well-planned environment with appropriate materials which stimulate children’s interest and involvement.
• Gear program to needs of individual children with concerns for their interest, handicaps, special talents, individual style and pace of learning.
• Gear expectations and responses to the various developmental levels of the children in the classroom.
• Facilitate children’s play and learning in a non-directive, positive, flexible manner; know when and how to step in to promote cognitive and social growth.
• Work with team teachers to problem solve in the classroom and continually evaluate procedures pertaining to the program, children, parents, and staff.
• Document all accidents/injuries/incidents and notify Director/Manager in a timely manner.
• Complete daily reports and prepare children assessments; enter assessments into Child Observation Record (COR) program in a timely manner.
• Utilize Daily Communication Log to document important information or incidences for all staff.
• Treat children and families with dignity and respect, maintain a positive demeanor, use nonjudgmental language and tone of voice.
• Interact with children with consideration of cultural and socioeconomic background.
• Represent and promote the Early Childhood Center and The Community House in a positive manner at all times.
• Performs related duties as assigned.
Qualifications• Must be at least 21 years of age with a High School Diploma or GED.
• Four year college degree preferred in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education with a ZA endorsement preferred.
• One year professional training in the field of Early Childhood Education and/or Child Development or comparable experience working with young children.
• Must meet state licensing requirements.
• Understands the developmental stages of children and has the ability to work with children in a manner appropriate to these stages.
• Must possess a warm and friendly personality, be sensitive to the feelings and needs of others, and able to relate well to children.
• Strong verbal, written, and phone skills.
• Desire and ability to meet new people and new situations.
• Excellent organization and planning skills.
• Ability to keep the necessary proprietary information confidential.
• Computer experience with working knowledge of Word and Excel preferred. Ability to learn internal software programs.
• Ability to define problems and recommend appropriate solutions preferred.
• Ability to deal with abstract as well as with concrete problematic people/children and situations such as dissatisfied and irate parents and children; knows when to get Lead Teacher or ECC Director involved in solving a problem.
• Experience with anecdotal note taking, parent/teacher conferences, portfolio implementation for class and children.