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Essential Job Functions (fundamental teacher responsibilities):
  • Establish and maintain a learning Center environment that supports the growth and development of children
  • Plan and conduct developmentally appropriate daily activities for children
  • Create developmentally appropriate lesson plans using required forms and turn in as scheduled
  • Observe, record, and report significant individual and group behavior
  • Be responsible for written communications to parents; notes, newsletters, end of year written report on children
  • Establish a safe and healthy nurturing environment for children
  • Supervise children for safety by sight and sound at all times. Assure 15 min. head counts are recorded on required forms
  • Attend staff meetings, school programs, In/Service Training
  • Complete child assessments and parent teacher conferences as scheduled
  • Display teaching excellence for other staff; role model, share professional and technical information.

Secondary Job Functions (tasks that can be delegated):
  • Establish and maintain a learning Center environment that supports the growth and development of children
  • Write up lesson plans.
  • Write communications to parents; notes, newsletters, year end report.
  • Fill out injury reports.
  • Set up classroom daily and prior to Fall and Summer sessions.
  • Change diapers and/or wet or soiled clothing.
  • Keep the environment clean and orderly; bend and pick up toys, wipe tables and chairs, etc.
  • Answer the telephone and record messages according to format.

Additional Responsibilities (expected of all staff):
  • Relate joyfully and sensitively to children
  • Greet parents cheerfully
  • Greet children individually, warmly, and cheerfully\
  • Conduct Daily Health check when greeting child and have them was hands upon arrival
  • Give loving personal attention to children when they need it; comfort crying, dry tears, wipe noses, give hugs and reassurance
  • Be conscious of cleanliness of children; soiled clothing must be changed, children’s hands and faces kept clean
  • Report all sign of illness, injury, unusual behavior, or possible abuse to the Center Director.
  • Use group management and discipline that is positive, appropriate, and consistent.
  • Maintain a positive attitude toward children, parents, and coworkers.
  • Communicate positively with children, parents, coworkers, and Director.
  • Work cooperatively with Director and other staff towards maintaining a quality program for children.

Personal Demands of the Position:
  • Emotional maturity and stability
  • Emotional stamina to work positively with young children for the length of scheduled workday
  • Mental stability; patient, flexible, sense of humor, positive, consistent, dependable, cooperative
  • Sufficient security and judgment to handle crisis situations
  • Able to take supervision and correction constructively
  • Able to positively supervise aides and other personnel when required
  • Clean personal hygiene

Physical Demands of the Position:
  • Bending, squatting, kneeling, crawling, and sitting on low chairs or on the floor
  • Lifting children weighing up to 45 pounds
  • Pushing, pulling, lifting furniture
  • Detecting unsafe situations by sight or sound
  • Moving quickly to intervene in unsafe situations

Position Content:
This job description is not intended to be and should not be constructed as an all inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements, management reserves the right to modify; add or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary to meet the needs of the children, the program, and the Center.

Qualifications (For Levels I, II, III):
  • Clear a local and national criminal background check
  • Clear an employment history check
  • Free of TB
  • Completed physical
  • At least 18 years of age

Educational Qualifications:
  • A degree in ECE or Child Development and 6 months experience working with children
  • Bachelor Degree in any field , plus 12 credits in Early childhood or Child Development and 6 month experience working with children
  • Bachelor Degree in Elem. Ed plus 6 credits in Early Childhood/ Child development and 6 months experience working with children
  • 60 credits in a degreed program and a Certificate in Early Childhood Ed ( 16 credits) and 1 year supervised teaching experience

CDA (Child Development Associate Credential)and 1 year supervised teaching experience Preferred Qualifications (other helpful qualifications):
  • Hold a current first aid certificate

  • $100 New Hire Bonus
  • College Tuition Reimbursement
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Comprehensive Training (Community First Aid, CPR/AED Certification)
  • Health Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • 401k
  • Childcare Discounts
  • Paid Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave