Lead Teacher - Preschool

Preschool Teacher - Early Childhood Education
Job Responsibilities
Your specific duties will include:

  • Providing a welcoming and friendly classroom environment for all children, parents and visitors, including a regularly updated educational and informative Parent Board
  • Creating fun innovative and engagingage-appropriate lesson plans that reflect Celebree's curriculum and weekly themes
  • Managing effective classroom transitions
  • Assisting and supervising children during all activities, plus counseling children as needed using positive and appropriate discipline techniques
  • Ensuring that the appearance, cleanliness and safe environment of classroom are appropriately maintained
  • Accurately completing all classroom paperwork, such as daily reports, accident reports and attendance records
  • Following all classroom regulations for the safety and educational success of the children
  • Attending all team meetings, trainings and center events as requested
  • Limiting unscheduled absences
  • Providing support and direction to the assistant educator to ensure a productive and orderly classroom
  • Presenting a positive and professional image at all times and adhering to uniform requirements
  • Communicating with parents in a friendly and effective manner, including greeting them by name, addressing concerns in a timely manner, giving positive feedback and providing regular updates on their child's development and classroom happenings
  • Maintaining open and effective communication with the director
  • Identifying opportunities and/or problems in the classroom and the center and resolving them in cooperation with the assistant educator and/or the center director
  • Maintaining certification requirements - three Continuing Education Credits per year
  • Conducting working interviews with prospective new educators and mentoring new hires as required
  • Maintaining confidentiality regarding families, co-workers and self

Specific qualifications for the Preschool Teacher position include:

  • Associate's degree or Bachelor's degree in early childhood education
  • OR Associate's degree or Bachelor's degree in an unrelated field (but with the following required certifications), preferred
  • 90 clock hours in Child Development and Curriculum Planning accompanied by 1 year experience in a licensed preschool classroom
  • OR 1 year of college (30 semester hours)
  • OR a combination of classroom experience & college hours
  • 9 clock hours of training in communicating with staff, parents and the public
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of behavioral and developmental stages of children
  • Knowledge of MSDE-OCC licensing requirements
  • Excellent relationship-management skills
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Solid attention to detail
  • Patient and flexible
  • Basic computer proficiency; familiarity with educational software preferred
  • Ability to frequently bend, stoop, squat, reach, lift and carry
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid preferred (can be obtained as part of hiring process)

Your benefits will include:

  • Options for health, dental, vision & life insurances
  • Tiered Childcare Benefit package
  • 401(k)
  • Annual increases
  • Quarterly and annual awards
  • Accrued paid leave
  • Employee investment program

Make a positive difference in the lives of preschoolers!
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