Magic Mountain Children's Center Inc

Early Childhood Lead Preschool Teacher

Reference ID : 116887
Location : South Royalton, VT
Category : None
Job Type : Full Time

Description

Summary

The Lead Teacher is primarily responsible for the care and education of the group of children ages 32 months and up. As a member of the Magic Mountain Children’s Center teaching team the Lead Teacher plans and implements developmentally appropriate curriculum, engages regularly with families, observes and records children’s progress, and maintains a code of conduct that adheres to and supports the program mission.

Duties

Responsibilities

  • Plans and facilitates developmentally appropriate activities for children daily including music, language, math, science, art, dramatic play, dance and movement activities
  • Ensures that children are adequately supervised
  • Promotes critical thinking and problem solving
  • Promotes a balance between child-initiated and teacher-initiated activities, and bases projects on the interests of the children
  • Acts without bias and projects sensitivity towards cultural diversity
  • Promotes independence, cooperation and positive self-esteem and self-concept
  • Provides nurturing attention and uses positive approaches to guide behavior
  • Provides organization and cleaning for their classroom

Administrative

  • Observes, records and communicates the development of children
  • Keeps track of the children’s attendance
  • Enforces health policies

Communication

  • Provides parents with information about their child’s experience for the day
  • Treats parents with respect, equally and as partners
  • Conducts parent conferences at minimum twice per year
  • Shares material and ideas with staff
  • Listens to feedback from colleagues at MMCC
  • Be an equal part of the team and share your views and opinions as appropriate.
  • Help peers, Executive Director and Board of Directors plan for the future of MMCC

Professionalism

  • Maintains an ethical and professional manner with children, colleagues and parents
  • Maintains a positive nature with families, staff and local shareholders
  • Participates in continuing education and professional development workshops as required
  • Supports MMCC philosophies and policies
  • Respect the confidentiality of children, families and colleagues
  • Respect cultural, economic, gender, sexual orientation and other differences
  • Is aware of and understands their responsibilities as a MANDATED REPORTER of child abuse and neglect

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Is at least 20 years of age, is a high school graduate or has completed their GED and has one of the following qualifications: 
  • A vermont Early Childhood Ladder Level Three Certificate
  • An associate degree with a major or concentration in Early Childhood, Child and Human Development, Elementary Education, Child and Family Services or Related Field
  • Certificate of Completion from the Registered Child Care Apprenticeship Program
  • Child Care Certificate from the Community College of Vermont
  • Complete of Child Development Associate Certificate (CDA)
  • Successful completion of 12 college credits with early childhood or school age focus
  • Minimum one year of experience working with children grade 3 and younger
  • Ability to relate well with children
  • Understanding of curriculum development for the age group assigned to

Nice To Haves

CRP and First Aid Certification

Benefits

Paid Time Off

  • Holidays
  • Vacation
  • Sick

Dental

Vision

FSA

EAP

Child care Discount

Hiring Bonus



Minimum Education : Associate
Job Type : Full Time
Category : None
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : South Royalton, VT

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