Lead and Assistant Teacher
The Goddard School - Chadds Ford, PA

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At The Goddard School, children from six weeks to six years are encouraged to develop at their own pace in a nurturing environment, lovingly guided by our highly skilled, professional teachers. By using the most current and academically endorsed methods, the F.L.EX.SM Learning Program focuses on developing seven Learning Domains: personal and social development, language and literacy, mathematical thinking, scientific thinking, social studies, creative expression and physical development. Our program for exceptional early childhood education, ensures children have fun while learning and is aimed at preparing them with skills and aptitudes needed for success in the 21st century.

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Job Description

The Goddard School® of Chadds Ford, an early childhood education center, is currently seeking qualified Lead and Assistant Teachers.

The Goddard School® is a renowned program with a Piaget (Learning through Play) based foundation and a leader in the franchised preschool industry which is growing and continues to set the standard for excellence. The focus of the program is to provide a life-long love of learning. Our staff is made of loving and dedicated teachers who understand each child’s needs. They are highly qualified childhood educators who are able to use their creativity and the Goddard Developmental Guidelines as the basis for unique lesson plans that are brought to life in a fun and imaginative way.

We are looking for fun and energetic Lead and Assistant Teachers for our school.

Daily Responsibilities

Our Lead and Assistant Teachers work together to:

§ Developing lesson plans.

§ Meeting the individual's needs of the children

§ Parent communication.

§ Participation in staff and training meetings.

§ Designing an appropriate room arrangement to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom.

§ Interacting with the children to support play, exploration, and learning.

§ Presenting expectations that are appropriate to the child’s age and developmental level.

§ Planning and implementing activities that develop self-esteem and social skills.

§ Communicating appropriately and professionally with parents and fellow staff.

§ Building teamwork.

§ Using assessment tools.

§ Committing to continuing education.

Lead Teachers are responsible for ensuring compliance with Goddard's industry-leading Quality Assurance standards. Lead Teachers write and implement their own lesson plans based on Goddard Developmental Guidelines and monthly school themes. Most importantly, they create a positive learning environment in their classroom where children develop a lifelong love of learning!

Assistant Teachers assist the Lead Teacher with the above-noted responsibilities. The Goddard School offers competitive compensation and benefits based on experience, education, and certifications.

For immediate consideration please apply now!

Job Requirements

Lead Teacher Qualifications:

§ CDA, Associates or BA in Early Childhood Education or related field

§ Prior classroom experience

§ Demonstrated knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices

§ Strong written and communication skills

Assistant Teacher Qualifications:

§ High School Diploma

§ Prior childcare experience

§ Pursuing degree

§ Infant teacher must have prior experience with infants or young toddlers

The Goddard School offers competitive compensation and benefits based on experience, education and certifications and is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We provide outstanding opportunities including:

§ Competitive salary

§ Paid vacation

§ Sick days

§ Holidays

§ Medical Insurance


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