Memphis Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Center

Early Childhood - Lead Teacher

Reference ID : 31626
Location : Memphis, TN
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time

Description

Summary


The Lead 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 Lead 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.


Duties

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification.
  • Must clear full background check and must pass health screening.
  • Associate's Degree in early childhood education or related field of study.
  • 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. May also be required to kneel, bend, squat or crawl.
  • Knowledge of Hebrew/Judaics or a willingness to learn.

Nice To Haves



Benefits


  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Vacation & Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401k Pension
  • Other benefits to be discussed pending job offer

About Us


The MJCC Early Childhood Center is a preschool with superior academic experience along with a warm, nurturing environment for infants as young as 6 weeks through children in Junior Kindergarten. We value each child's individuality and provide intentional learning experiences from which to build. Our ECC is NAEYC accredited and we believe each child is a capable and competent learner who is full of potential. Students of all faiths enjoy our exceptional Judaics program as our students learn Jewish history, traditions and values.



Minimum Education : Associate
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 3 Yrs
Location : Memphis, TN

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