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EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSROOM TEACHER

REQUIREMENTS

  • 40-Clock Hour Introductory Child Care Training, Part I & II
  • 5-Clock Hour Early Literacy and Language Development
  • Level 2 Background Screening

 

GENERAL EXPECTATIONS

  • Follow policies and procedures of the organization
  • Consistently report to work on time prepared to perform duties of position
  • Support program philosophy
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Maintain a positive and respectful attitude
  • Attend and make use of training opportunities
  • Have an interest in and concern for children and families

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assure that each child is warmly greeted upon arrival and each infant is held and gradually assisted to become a part of the small group
  • Tend to child’s personal hygiene needs, remaining especially attentive them during routines such as diaper changing, cleaning, feeding, and changing soiled or wet clothes when necessary
  • Assist in maintaining equipment, supplies, and a generally tidy classroom appearance
  • Know the center rules, discipline philosophy, and educational philosophy, and use them in developmentally appropriate manner with the children
  • Create an emotionally responsive, caring, positive, and accepting environment supportive of the individual development of each child
  • Supervise and interact with children in activity areas, inside and outside, using developmentally appropriate language and supervision techniques
  • Respect children’s curiosity about each other; ensure that children treat each other gently
  • Provide for the physical safety of each child from arrival time until departure time
  • Attend all training opportunities and staff meetings as provided and scheduled
  • Maintain health and safety standards in the classroom
  • Cooperate with other center staff and work closely with immediate supervisor
  • Relate well to children, staff, parents, and the public
  • Become familiar with the child care program and believe in the worth of its goals and purposes
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Observe children to detect signs of illness, injury, abuse, neglect, emotional disturbance, or other special needs, and reports these signs immediately to the center director or person in charge
  • Promote feelings of security and trust
  • Talk, sing, and read to children frequently
  • Respond quickly in a soothing and tender manner to cries or calls of distress
  • Respond consistently to child’s need for food and comfort
  • Implement individualized feeding plans for children; respect individual preferences and eating styles
  • Performs any other tasks deemed necessary by the center director
  • Organize each day’s activities to provide children with a variety of experiences and opportunities that allow them to develop curiosity, initiative, problem-solving skills, and creativity, as well as a sense of self and a feeling of belonging to the group
  • Complete timely, neat, accurate documentation of attendance, feedings, daily activity logs for parents, and other documentation as may be deemed necessary for providing quality services
  • Maintain a safe, clean, care-giving environment, practice good personal hygiene and hand washing, and assure the well being and safety of all the infants in the environment

 

Want to join our Team? Complete the form on the right to apply or complete this application and drop off at the school.