Early Childhood Lead Teacher
Posted: June 16, 2022
Essential Job Duties:
- Supervision of Children: provide direct supervision of young children, knowing needs and whereabouts.
- Move throughout classroom and around playground to effectively interact with children.
- Interact with children in a group and on a one-on-one basis both verbally and physically to provide a safe and supportive environment.
- Communicate with children by getting down on their level.
- Provide effective and interactive supervision on field trips and in outdoor activities.
- Establish and maintain a daily schedule of activities/care times.
- Education: provide teaching activities that facilitate the growth and learning of children.
- Prepare effective monthly lesson plans and child planning forms and submit them to Director for review in a timely manner.
- Plan, prepare, develop, and facilitate various hands-on activities in a manner that supports NAEYC’s mission by utilizing a variety of teaching methods and techniques such as hands-on discussions, small and larger group work, individualized teaching, and supervised role-playing.
- Prepare lesson plans that are culturally sensitive and are based on the children’s interests and developmental assessment goals.
- Provide activities that promote self-help and independence in children.
- Observe and document daily. Document (at least monthly) individual developmental stages and growth.
- Use mealtimes as an opportunity to teach self-help behaviors, including proper table manners, etc.
- Create individual service plan goals based on the child’s developmental level, monitor and document progress.
- Task Supervision of Early Childhood Educators/Volunteers: communicate expectations; provide daily direction and role model effective teaching practices for teachers and volunteers.
- Provide task supervision, as needed, to Early Childhood Educators and volunteers.
- Communicate lesson plans and expectations to teachers and volunteers.
- Demonstrate a team approach in leadership with teachers and volunteers.
- Encourage input and suggestions from teachers and volunteers.
- Role model effective teaching practices and supervision.
- Assist Director in hiring and performance-management functions.
- Parent Interaction: effectively communicate with parents (in verbal and written form) information regarding the program that is critical to the care of their children.
- Provide parents with daily written and verbal information about children.
- Communicate issues of concern and strengths to parents. Discusses goals for skill development.
- Encourage parents to discuss concerns and provide input regarding their child’s care.
- Facilitate parent-teacher conferences.
- Plan and facilitate infant play groups.
- Serve as a resource for further intervention (e.g., referral sources).
- Participate in home visitations as requested, this is a requirement for Specialist in the Infant classrooms
- Communicate specific parent requests and special instructions to Program Coordinator and Director in a timely manner.
- Professionalism: act in a professional manner consistent with job description.
- Report to shift, meetings, and training on time.
- Represent the childcare program and the agency to the public in a positive manner at all times.
- Promote self-growth by participating in at least 15 hours of childcare in-service per year.
- Attend and constructively participates in agency-wide mandatory staff meetings, monthly Lead Teacher meetings, quarterly childcare meetings, and all other required meetings.
- Promotes professional growth by being involved in professional organizations (i.e., NAEYC).
- Maintain appropriate confidentiality and boundaries at all times.
- Report child abuse and neglect according to policies and procedures.
- Follow agency and NAEYC codes of conduct.
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