At Little Cardinals Academy 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. Lead 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.
Job Duties Include:
- 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.
Applicants must have: ·
- 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.
- Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills.
- Excellent leadership, organizational, professional and interpersonal skills.
- Must clear full background check and must pass health screening
Nice To Haves
- Minimum of 2 years of professional child care experience.
- Registry level of 7 or higher
- Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification.
- Health Insurance
- Vision and Dental Insurance
- Supplementary Health Insurance
- Life Insurance
- 401K with Employer Match
- Paid Holidays
- Paid Time Off
- Continuing Education Opportunities
Salary: $12 to $14/Hr
Minimum Education: High School or Equivalent
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Cross Plains, WI