Position Title: Lead Teacher
Department: Kinder Village
Reports to: Director
- Will arrive to work on time
- Will be responsible in job duties
- Will work by the NAEYC Code of Ethics
- Will maintain a positive work environment
- Will supervise children while keeping them safe at all times
- Will assist children with activities of daily life (diapering/restroom use/dressing/eating)
- Will approach parents daily and speak with them about their child
- Will comply with state, school, and class rules and regulations.
- Will maintain an open, friendly and cooperative relationship with each child and each child's family.
- Will promote feelings of security and trust in all children at Kinder Village.
- Will monitor physical and emotional well-being of children.
- Will demonstrate knowledge pertaining to child health and safety.
- Will communicate effectively with others, including giving and receiving feedback.
- Will cooperate successfully as a team member.
- Will report suspicions of child abuse and neglect according to state law and agency procedure.
Responsibilities and Duties:
As lead teacher it is your responsibility to:
- Provide a learning environment that is warm, supporting, and comforting.
- Engage in activities and play that stimulates their development.
- Provide a daily circle time that includes calendar, weather, themed discussion/ or social/emotional discussion, and story.
- Supervise teacher aides in the classroom and ensure they are following program policies and procedures throughout the day.
- Plan daily activities that are developmentally appropriate for young children.
- Turn in weekly themes to the director once a month.
- Turn in weekly lesson plans prior to upcoming week.
- Conduct child assessments and facilitate parent-teacher conferences.
- Attend and engage in occasional parent participation events and other events that may be on nights and/or weekends
- Prepare monthly parent newsletters and weekly lesson plans according to policy
- Be responsible for daily sheets and the daily activities pertaining to eating, sleeping, and diaper
Lead Teacher Qualifications:
A Lead Preschool Teacher must:
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Have a high school degree or equivalent education
- Possess an Associate's degree in early childhood education or child development; or a Bachelor's Degree in early childhood education, child development or a child related field.
- Submit to various background checks including those completed through the DHS.
- Be CPR, First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogen certified or obtain certification upon hire
- Complete a Tuberculosis test through Episcopal Homes
- Be mentally and physically capable of caring for a large group of children alone in a classroom
- Have an awareness of the unique needs of young children and have appropriate expectations of their abilities
- Be able to kneel, bend, squat, lift, push, pull, and carry children up to 70lbs
- Have dependable transportation