Tysons Corner Children's Center

Infant Lead Teacher

Reference ID : 47101
Location : Mclean, VA
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time

Description

Summary


Do you enjoy caring for babies, helping them to develop their skills, and providing a loving and nurturing environment in which they can thrive? If yes, then we may have a wonderful position for you!


Tysons Corner Children's is a premier, non-profit childcare center with several corporate sponsors and two locations in the Tysons Corner area. This position is located off of Greensboro Drive in McLean, VA. We truly value our employees as evidenced by our excellent benefits, great work environment, low staff turn-over, and low staff to child ratios.


We are currently looking for a full- time Infant Lead Teacher who has at least two years experience working with children 2 months to 16 months of age in a day care environment. The Infant Lead Teacher is equally responsible for creating a warm, accepting classroom atmosphere that encourages the social, emotional and academic growth of all children enrolled in the program.


Duties

  • Review weekly lesson plans specific to the developmental goals of the children and discuss questions/changes with classroom teacher.
  • Attend regular staff meetings as scheduled (must attend evening meetings and Professional Development training as required).
  • Assist children as needed with feeding, toileting, and personal care as it applies to their appropriate stage of development.
  • Be responsive to the social, emotional, physical and cognitive needs of children and create a nurturing environment to promote children's self-concept.
  • Maintain sight and sound supervision of children at all times and never leave a child unattended for any reason.
  • Ensure the safety, well-being and security of all children at all times.
  • Understand and implement company discipline and redirection policy.
  • Observe, document, and report challenging behavior issues or suspected incident of child abuse.
  • Monitor children for signs of illness, treat minor injuries and discuss with classroom teacher and Director as needed.
  • Lead circle time, art activities and other programming efforts as needed. Create displays of children's art and work.
  • sing, read to and interact with young infants up to 16 months,
  • Communicate with parents on a daily basis using a friendly manner, and professional demeanor to prospective enrollees during Center tours.
  • Assist in other classrooms as needed and other duties as assigned regarding the well-being of the children.

Requirements

  • knowledge of Early Childhood Education (ECE) as it applies to the well being of young children.
  • minimum of 2 years experience working with infants 2 months through 16 months.
  • work in a team environment with a lead teacher,
  • provide a proven track record for great interpersonal skills with children, staff and parents,
  • provide parents with accurate and timely information about their child,
  • work cohesively with staff to ensure teamwork in the classroom,
  • communicate ideas verbally and written in English so others will understand,
  • lift children weighing up to 50 pounds,
  • make eye contact with children at their level, and
  • bend and move appropriately to interact with children during course of day.

Nice To Haves


  • a two or four year degree in a child-related field and/or a Child Development Associate (CDA).
  • an understanding of licensing requirements as they apply to infants in a daycare environment

Benefits


  • Competitive compensation and benefits.
  • Excellent paid time off
  • 401(k)
  • Childcare tuition discount.
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our staff, our children and their families.
  • A culture built around excellence, teamwork, continuing education, trust and respect.


Salary : $19 to $21/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 2 Yrs
Location : Mclean, VA

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