The Early Childhood EducationTeacher is responsible for developing and implementing a developmentally based, educational program for an assigned class of school children 18 months to 3 years old. The curriculum must meet the emotional, physical, cognitive, and social needs of both the individual child and the group.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides a warm, safe, and caring environment that is kept orderly, clean, and appealing.
Plans, prepares, and implements daily activities (indoor/outdoor) as they relate to the curriculum.
Create a nurturing environment for play and exploration for children.
Responsible for the health, welfare, and safety of the children.
Provides overall supervision of toileting and bathroom time.
Oversees all mealtime/snack time activities and related record keeping
Maintains daily attendance records.
Maintains ongoing developmental records for each child, including keeping records of all developing skills (physical, social, emotional, and cognitive).
Build and nurture partnerships with parents, including parent communication and involvement.
Maintains good communication with parents on a daily basis through the use of daily sheets, notes, or verbally.
Supervises, trains and utilizes assistant teacher's (and volunteer's) skills and abilities.
Works with other staff members to form a positive, supportive team atmosphere.
Read each individual child's files in his/her class and is knowledgeable about their medical and developmental histories.
Ensures confidentiality of privileged information.
Maintains adherence to all company policies and procedures, including agency safety requirements.
Must work the days and hours to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks, be punctual and timely in meeting all performance requirements, including but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines.
Work in a collaborative relationship with other staff in classroom and with management team.
Attends all Early Childhood staff meetings.
Attends all supervisory meetings, team planning meetings and curriculum meetings scheduled by the Early Childhood Education Director.
Attends the Early Childhood Orientation and set-up week prior to the start of school and the clean-up week following the last day of school.
Participates in Parent Orientation Night and Parent/Child Open House prior to school.
Maintains all required reports pertaining to the class and/or individual children.
Prepares and conducts one Parent/Teacher Conference. Also, responsible for holding or initiating parent conference/meetings other than the one mentioned above, as necessary.
Attends workshops, conferences, & any in-service training sponsored by the Early Childhood Center, and/or other educational organizations, as approved and instructed by the Early Childhood Education Director.
Attends and assists with the Preschool Graduation.
Submits a written lesson plan weekly to the Early Childhood Education Director for prior approval.
In accordance with our "team" philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description.
Must hold a Child Development Teacher Permit.
BA degree in Child Development or related field, requiring transcripts.
Minimum of 12 early childhood education units.
One (1) to two (2) years work experience in an Early Childhood Care classroom.
Bilingual (English and Spanish) required.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Ability to effectively interact and relate to children in a developmentally appropriate manner.
Must be sensitive to individual children's differences and needs, and be willing to adjust the program & curriculum to meet those individual needs.
Must be motivated to learn and grow in an educational environment; and be willing to continually increase knowledge in the field of Early Childhood Education.
Must be able to relate with and speak to parents in a respectful and courteous manner.
Must be willing to work in a team environment; be willing to share ideas &
be open to other's ideas; be flexible & willing to compromise.
Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds and in case of emergency a 40 pound child.
Westside Children's Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer