Applicant must possess the Child Development Associate credential, two-year or four-year degree in Early Childhood Education or related field. Experience working with groups of preschool age children required. Must have the ability to relate well to children and adults (parents, as well as other staff members.) Must have the ability to supervise one or more assistant teachers.
Must fulfill responsibilities in accordance with the center’s guidelines, vision of Christian values and education and including the following:
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
- Teaching a class of children in a manner consistent with a Christian philosophy of education and the goals of the center. This includes:
- Treating each child with dignity and respect.
- Planning activities, which will encourage each child’s growth in the areas of spiritual, emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development.
- Recognizing and considering the individual needs of each child.
- Helping children learn to think creatively, to solve problems independently, and to respect themselves and others.
- Being responsible for the arrangement, decor, and learning environment in the classroom, keeping in mind that work done by the children should take precedence over decorations made by adults.
- Responsible for the upkeep of educational materials and equipment, any equipment repairs or replacements needed, maintenance needed in the room or elsewhere in the building or on the playground, and supplies that need to be reordered.
- Being responsible for reporting to the Lead Teacher/Director.
- Planning and carrying out conferences with the parents of the children in the class.
- Keeping records on the children’s development.
- Generally promoting a good rapport among staff members.
- Attending all staff meetings and programs sponsored by the center.
- Actively seeking to continuously update skills by attending outside workshops and conferences whenever possible, by seeking new ideas and materials for use in the classroom with the children or to share with other staff members.
- Maintaining the records that are required by center policy.
- Maintaining strict confidentiality regarding children and their families.
- Maintaining professional conduct and attitudes in working with parents and staff as well as visitors and the general public.
- Serving in and supporting the role of assistant teacher as needed.
- Maintain adherence to all safety and security guidelines
- Follow all policies as outlined in the day care handbook.
- Follow personnel policies of the center.
- Maintain neat appearance.
- Report problems promptly to teacher.
- Come to center rested and able to deal with the demands of children.