The Early Childhood Education Teacher 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.
Comply with all agency, local, and federal health and safety regulations.
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.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.
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 willing to work in a team environment; be willing to share ideas & be open to other's ideas; be flexible & willing to compromise.
Knowledge in Desired Results, Developmental Appropriate Practices.
BA Degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education or related field, requiring transcripts.
Minimum of 12 early childhood education units.
Child Development Permit (must keep valid and updated at all times).
Must hold a Child Development Teacher Permit.
One (1) to two (2) years work experience in an Early Childhood Care classroom.
Successful clearance for DOJ, FBI and CACI
Physical & PPD Skin Test
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