Preschool Teacher
Stratford Schools - Palo Alto, CA

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The Preschool Teacher is responsible for the general supervision and management of the classroom. This person must be professionally prepared as a teacher of young children. Additionally, the teacher agrees to uphold the high expectations and standards of Stratford Schools. The person selected for this position will be responsible for the general supervision and management of the classroom children ages two to five. This person must be professionally prepared as a teacher of young children, including meeting the minimum educational requirements as set forth by the local licensing agency.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Be alert at all times by providing proper visual supervision.
Abide by all local licensing agency regulations as well as Stratford safety protocols.
Plan, supervise, and implement the curriculum in accordance with Stratford School policies and procedures.
Responsible for the ordered arrangement, appearance, and décor of the classroom environment. This will include sharing the joint housekeeping responsibilities of the staff.
Attend all staff meetings, Stratford Teacher training sessions, and in-house training programs.
Regularly maintain classroom bulletin boards displaying student artwork.
Monitor and assess student progress. Maintain close communication with the principal and parents regarding student issues, conferencing as deemed necessary.
Submit weekly lesson plans to the principal.
Establish our non-punitive method of classroom discipline, seeking positive rather than negative methods to correct student behavior
Implement the Stop and Think Social Skills program as promoted by Stratford School.

Participation in all school events, including but not limited to:
Parent Orientation
Parent Workshops
Winter/Spring Programs
Open House
Stratford School’s Annual Family Events
Staff Meetings
August Teacher Training Workshops
Parent Conferences
Perform daily tasks and responsibilities with integrity, making effective use of time schedules and not requiring constant reminders to complete tasks.
Treat all children with dignity and respect.
Demonstrate patience and self-control in dealing with students and staff.
Display energy and enthusiasm, maintaining evident interest in the job.
Contribute and share ideas freely with other staff members.
Use appropriate language in and out of the classroom.
Appropriately dressed, well groomed, and neat.

Competencies:
Professionalism
Strong customer service skills, both external and internal
Cooperative
Builds interpersonal relationships
Alert to the needs of others, students, and co-workers
Punctual and reliable
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Flexibility

Skills/Knowledge/Education:
Prior to being hired, a teacher shall have twelve post-secondary semester units or equivalent quarter units in early childhood education or child development completed, with passing grades (C or better), at an accredited or approved college or university, as well as, at least six months of work experience in a licensed child care center or comparable group child care program.
The units specified shall include courses that cover the general areas of child growth and development, child, family, and community, and program/curriculum.
An official transcript from the approved university/college must verify the coursework.
A current and valid Child Development Associate credential with the appropriate age-level endorsement issued by CDA National Credentialing Program of the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition, and at least six months of on-the-job training and/or work experience in a licensed child care center or comparable group child care program.
A Child Development Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Six months of prior work experience in a licensed child care program. The minimum experience is verified as three hours per day for a minimum of fifty consecutive working days in a six-month period.

Physical Requirements:
Position requires a high level of energy with the ability to move from a sitting to standing position frequently. Must be able to bend, stoop, and perform extensive walking. Be able to move quickly from one place to another to ensure safety. Can lift up to 30 pounds and is able to work indoors and outdoors. Must be able to supervise students by sight and sound.

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