Early Education Teacher
The Early Education Teacher is responsible for providing a successful, safe and supervised educational setting for children while they are in the Chara 10:14 Childcare Ministry environment (classroom, outdoor play area, and field trips). To promote the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of the children. Encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program. To develop individual goals for children, provide on-going assessment on progress and facilitate transition into kindergarten.
- Reflect personal integrity in attitude and behavior toward clients, volunteers and other Staff.
- Demonstrate professional, ethical behavior, including boundaries with clients.
- Meet the needs of all children; including those who are at risk, those with special needs, those who are gifted, and those who are culturally diverse.
- Maintain and provide an environment that meets State regulations and requirements.
- Facilitate childcare orientation with mothers with incoming children.
- Be responsible for completion of all children/youth-related paperwork.
- Develop and utilize lesson plans, which promote the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of the children.
- Individualize one-to-one and group activities to reflect the unique needs and strengths of all children in the classroom.
- Follow a consistent schedule, which includes small and large group experiences, choice time, music and movement, large and small motor activities, skill development, meals, and effective transitions between activities.
- Encourage experimentation, exploration, problem solving, cooperation, socialization, and choice-making; ask open-ended questions and listen respectfully to the answers.
- Provide an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces parental involvement in the classroom.
- Work with Youth and Family Services Director in developing specialized planning for children/families as needed.
- Coordinate with Youth and Family Services Director about special needs children in the classroom and develop a collaborative approach that benefits all children in the classroom and meets needs as specified on the individual plans.
- Supervise and monitor children at all times.
- Respond to crisis or emergency situations that may occur. Provide first aid or CPR, prevent the spread of blood borne pathogens, and access emergency services as needed.
- Record case notes and statistical information in ETO.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Youth and Family Services Director.
- Maintain accurate written records; including immunization records, physicals, assessments, special education documentation, screening instruments, anecdotal observations, documents for transition to public school and parent/teacher conference and other required forms.
- Participate in regularly scheduled team meetings to plan for and deliver collaborative services across all components.
- Meet regularly with parents, and Youth and Family Services staff regarding each child's status and progress.
- Plan and conduct regular parent meetings with team members.
- Do two parent/teacher conferences yearly.
- Participate in weekly staff meetings.
- Assess individual and group needs, attending to special needs, specific interests, strengths and concerns.
- With Youth and Family Services Director, develop balanced lesson plans, which are developmentally appropriate, intellectually challenging and address each child's specific strengths and needs.
- Establish daily and weekly goals, which will promote individual and group educational plans.
- Prepare classroom materials to support lesson plans; change and create learning centers as needed.
- Adapt curriculum to address and meet individual goals for children as identified in their individualized education plans.
- Attend meetings, training's, and appropriate professional development activities.
- Assure general maintenance and security of facility.
- Assist in inventory of all site equipment.
- Other duties as requested.
- All communications are potentially sensitive and are subject to (organization’s) policy on confidentiality.
- Bachelors in Early Childhood Education or other related field.
- Prefer two years of classroom experience with the ability to adapt curriculum to meet the needs of all children including at risk, special needs, gifted, and culturally diverse populations.
- Computer knowledge.
- Strong knowledge of human development, family dynamics, and the needs of children:
- Ability to apply Early Childhood Development theory in daily classroom activities, and adapt to the individual needs of children.
- Excellent communications skills, especially good listening skills.
- Working knowledge of available community resources.
- Ability to relate to individuals from all socio-economic levels of life
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- High level of self-motivation
- Ability to solve problems through a team approach
- Flexibility in work hours when needed to assure proper coverage
Interested candidates should submit a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org