The 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 childrens 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 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.
- 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.
- Design and follow a weekly lesson plan.
- Assess students performance and progress through observation, anecdotal notes and
- other methods to ensure they are mastering outlined developmental skills on a regular
- Maintain an open line of communication with parents and provide timely follow up to
- Follow and comply with NAEYC/BFTS teaching standards and safety regulations.
- Knowledge of the Georgia Early Learning & Development Standards.
- Proficient computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and
- Maintain accurate records, forms and files.
- Must currently possess an active Child Development Associate (CDA) credential
- OR HIGHER (preferred)
- AND at least two years of experience working with children in a licensed child development facility
- 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.
- Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
- Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification
- Must clear full background check
- Childcare Discount
- Vacation Time
- Competitive Salary
- Continuing Education Assistance.
Join our staff! Atlanta First Day School is a NAEYC and Quality Rated center in the heart of downtown Atlanta. We provide a hands-on learning opportunities that tap into children's higher order thinking skills though our carefully curated class studies and learning units. A family friendly environment with credentialed teachers, on-site chef and certified staff.
Salary: $25,000 to $35,000/Yr
Minimum Education: Associate
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Experience: 1 Yr
Location: Atlanta, GA