The Teacher is responsible for ensuring the care and education of a group of children as a part of a teaching team. He/she assists with the planning and implementation of the curriculum.
- Maintains a Safe and Healthy Environment
- Maintain safe and orderly learning environment.
- Promote healthy eating practices by eating with children.
- Post necessary health and safety information.
- Share routine duties with other staff (supervision on playground, toileting, cleanup, classroom maintenance).
- Assist in keeping room and other areas neat and clean.
- Interact with children in activities he/she is supervising.
- Perform health checks on children daily.
- Perform monthly classroom and playground safety checks and report deficiencies to Lead Teacher.
- Perform appropriate hand washing and sanitizing procedures.
- Demonstrates Physical & Cognitive Competence
- Provide balance between child/teacher-initiated activities.
- Use equipment/materials to promote physical development.
- Provide balance between quiet/active learning activities.
- Involve children in planning and implementing activities.
- Provide an integrated curriculum that meets the needs of individual children.
- Plan and implement activities that promote the acquisition of number concepts.
- Plan and implement experiences that promote language and literacy development.
- Consider outdoors as a part of the learning environment.
- Assess program supplies and materials needed prior to implementing activities.
- Assist Lead Teacher with written plans on a daily basis.
- Assess children’s needs and developmental progress on an ongoing basis.
- Use the results of assessments to plan activities for children based on their developmental level.
- Prepare activities ahead of time so materials are in order when needed and follow through with planned activities.
- Use knowledge of children’s developmental stages to plan age appropriate activities.
- Supports Social and Emotional Development and Provides Positive Guidance
- Plan and implement hands-on activities that develop self-esteem.
- Plan and implement hands-on activities that develop social skills.
- Plan and implement culturally appropriate experiences.
- Use positive guidance techniques/strategies.
- Establish routines with smooth transition periods.
- Encourage children to be independent in decision making and self-care (dressing, toileting, etc.).
- Greet children upon arrival and departure.
- Show each child affection and attention daily.
- Encourage children to problem solve, explore and discover.
- Help children work out problems by encouraging them to talk about their feelings (anger, sadness, fear etc.) and express them appropriately.
- Be willing to work with children with special needs their and families.
- Establishes Positive and Productive Relationships with Families
- Greet parents and other visitors with a smile and friendly manner.
- Take time to explain classroom activities and projects to parents.
- Provide verbal and/or written communication to parent’s daily regarding child’s activities.
- Relate assessment information to parents and offers support for dealing with children at different developmental stages.
- Encourage parents to participate in the program.
- Maintains a Commitment to Professionalism
- Attend staff and parent leadership meetings.
- Attend conference and in-service training.
- Make observable use of knowledge gained from conferences and courses.
- Share new ideas and skills with other staff members.
- Promote the Center’s philosophy and educational objectives.
- Report to the Center Director before workday begins when planning to be absent.
- Have a good attendance record.
- Report to classroom according to schedule.
- Follow center rules regarding breaks, telephones, clocking in and out, etc.
- Be competent in required job skills and knowledge.
- Exhibit ability to learn and apply new skills.
- Keep current on developments in the field of ECE.
- Require minimal supervision.
- Use resources effectively.
- Display understanding of State Licensing Regulations.
- Display understanding of NAEYC Standards.
- Display knowledge and understanding of Head Start Performance Standards.
- Display positive outlook and pleasant manner.
- Assume leadership role in the absence of the Lead Teacher.
- Help supervise substitutes and volunteers working in the classroom.
- Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or closely related field.
- Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or closely related field.
Minimum Education: Associate
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Atlanta, GA