The Assistant Teacher is responsible for assisting the Head Teacher with the supervision and management of safe, developmentally appropriate preschool program-serving children ages 2 through 6. The Assistant Teacher assumes full responsibility for the classroom in the Head Teachers absence.
Agency Wide Duties and Responsibilities (but not limited to):
Supports the mission, vision and philosophy of Graham Windham. Complies willingly with all organizational policies and procedures. Supports all functions that attain and maintain accreditation and compliance with regulatory agencies. Supports and facilitates positive interaction with others by exhibiting: Individual maturity Respect for others A team-centered approach Maintenance of confidential information An appreciation of a multicultural workplace Exhibits effective oral and written communication skills. Participates in appropriate Early Childhood professional development programs and workshops to attain and maintain competency in Early Childhood Educational Practices.
Position Specific Duties/ Responsibilities:
Assist with the planning and execution of a developmentally appropriate curriculum designed to promote the cognitive, social/emotional, physical and language development of the children in the class. Assist with ensuring the safety and well being of the children in the class at all times, being alert to the needs and problems of the children as individuals and as a group. Assist with designing and maintaining a neat and clean educational environment which meets the group and individual needs of the children and promotes their autonomy and self- sufficiency. Conduct bimonthly written observations of children and communicate any concerns to the Head Teacher and/or Director. Participate in weekly team meeting s to develop lesson plans, discuss childrens progress and issues, and to share classroom-related concerns. In collaboration with the Head Teacher, supervise the Teachers Aide, interns, and volunteers. Assist with establishing and maintaining positive, supportive relationships with the childrens families. In consultation with the Head Teacher, communicate with parents regarding information concerning their Child and the daily activities of the center. Inform the Head Teacher and/or Director of any parent concerns. Assist Head Teacher in conducting bi-annual parent/teacher conferences. Attend and assist with Parent Orientation, Curriculum Night, Parent Workshops, and special events.
30 to 60 College Credits in Early Childhood Education is strongly preferred. Presently enrolled as an Early Childhood Major and taking classes in Early Childhood Education. Presently enrolled and working towards CDA Certification. Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) is strongly preferred. Minimum one year experience teaching early childhood (ages 2 to 5).