Preschool - 4 Year Old Classroom (185 days)
Davenport Community Schools - Davenport, IA

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Duties & Responsibilities: (Essential Functions of Position, Major Responsibilities, Summary of Key Duties, Special Assignments, Relationships)

Provide high quality programming and services in accordance with NAEYC, DHS, QPPS, and Head Start Performance standards.

Work collaboratively with para-professional in using developmentally appropriate practices, learning centers, and both individual and small group instruction.

Ability to adapt and deliver programming to meet the diverse developmental needs of each child.

Physical ability to perform necessary duties to meet individual child needs including lifting children up to 50 pounds.

Work with a team to ensure ongoing assessment of program and individual child progress.

Work cooperatively as a member of a team in the delivery of comprehensive services to young children and their families including regularly scheduled home visits.

Work directly with families in providing information/education regarding early childhood development.

Work collaboratively with personnel from a variety of community agencies in the provision of comprehensive services to young children and their families.

Ability to work flexible hours to meet the operational needs of the early learning program.

Provide supervision and direction to the activities of non-certified staff and volunteers working with children.

Expose children to a language/literacy rich enrichment throughout the day.

Follow learning outcomes and indicators outlined by the district.

Administer district's early childhood curriculum and follow early learning standards and benchmarks.

Ability to deliver instruction outside in various types of warm and cold weather.

Other duties as may be appropriate and assigned by the principal.

HBV required

Must complete CPR and first Aid within 6 months of hire and remain current.

Successful candidate must possess strong inter-personal skills with a proven record of building rapport with culturally diverse students to insure each child reaches his/her full potential.

Successful candidate must be willing to support the rigorous District Literacy Plan by: (1) Participating in on-going training in Treasures, DIBELS and LETRS (2) Actively participating in the Data Driven Decision Making System (3) Using formative assessments to guide instruction and provide feedback to students, parents, building and district staff (4) Planning, Monitoring and/or Implementing Tier II and Tier III interventions

Based on enrollment numbers, there is a chance this position could be split between other Village sites

Good attendance and punctuality are a must to insure that the duties and responsibilities of the job are performed successfully.
Physical Requirements of Position: (HBV Yes No)

Must be able to push, pull and lift 50 lbs

Special Qualification Desired: (Personal Qualities, Education, Skills Needed, Experience, Etc.)

Strong effective communication skills with parents, agencies, and the public at large.

Experience/understanding and orientation toward collaborative teaching team approach.

Flexibility in the delivery of programming and service to children and families.

Recognition of the need for confidentiality with respect to children and parents' right to privacy.

Willingness to take part in continuing training and staff development.

Endorsements needed: 100 or 103 or 106

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