Learn 'n Play Preschool and Children's Center

Early Childhood - Toddler Teacher - 7:25AM-4:25PM

Reference ID : 107392
Location : Fredericksburg, VA
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time

Description

Summary

Learn 'n Play Preschool has been family owned for over 35 years. Mrs. Sharon Crabtree and her daughter, Christine Munoz, are the proud owners of this private preschool since its founding. Their mission is to elevate the career of Early Childhood Educators and provide a positive learning environment for both staff and children.


The Toddler Teacher is responsible for developing a cohesive teaching team, coordinating the curriculum, and managing the day-to-day operational activities of the classroom. Teachers must understand children's cognitive, social, emotional and physical development in order to ensure a safe and stimulating classroom environment where children are actively engaged and encouraged to succeed. The Toddler Teacher must be skilled in communicating with both children and adults in order to meet the needs of the children, effectively guide teacher assistants, and resolve parental concerns.


Full-Time Position (including a one-hour break): 7:25 AM - 4:25 PM.

Duties

  • Change diapers as needed
  • Assist children with eating and learning how to eat at the table with utensils
  • Coordinate and implement educational curriculum by developing classroom activities based on developmentally appropriate practices and early learning standards
  • Lead by example; encourage teaching team success through modeling and coaching.
  • Plan individual and group age-appropriate activities to actively engage children and encourage social, cognitive and emotional growth.
  • Maintain frequent communications with parents through informal discussions, progress reports, and parent-teacher conferences.
  • Ensure all center policies and state regulations are met.
  • Ensure a healthy classroom environment – including maintaining appropriate hygiene and cleanliness standards and safety and security of children.
  • Supervise teacher assistants and classroom volunteers to ensure they are following planned activities, hygiene and safety standards.
  • Maintain accurate records, forms and files.
  • Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years of professional child care experience.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills.
  • High energy and the ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and to foster a team environment.
  • A strong understanding of child development.
  • Must clear full background check and must pass health screening.
  • Requirements include the ability to take frequent walks, use hands and fingers, handle objects, tools or controls, talk to and hear voices at many levels. Also required to kneel, bend, squat, crawl, and lift up to 25 pounds.
  • A specific vision ability will be required including the ability to see up close and up to a certain distance, to see colors, have peripheral vision and depth perception.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

Nice To Haves

  • Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification.
  • College credit in early childhood education or related field of study

Benefits

  • Weekly Pay
  • PTO
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Days
  • No Weekends
  • Professional development assistance
  • Participation in the Virginia Infant and Toddler Specialist Network
  • Bonus Pay


Salary : $15 to $20/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 2 Yrs
Location : Fredericksburg, VA

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