Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool.
- Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
- Attend to children's basic needs by feeding them, dressing them, and changing their diapers.
- Teach basic skills, such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills.
- Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order.
- Read books to entire classes or to small groups.
- Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental, and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling, and field trips.
- Observe and evaluate children's performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
- Identify children showing signs of emotional, developmental, or health-related problems and discuss them with supervisors, parents or guardians, and child development specialists.
- Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and needs, determine their priorities for their children, and suggest ways that they can promote learning and development.
- Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.
- Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
- Teach proper eating habits and personal hygiene.
- Serve meals and snacks in accordance with nutritional guidelines.
- Assimilate arriving children to the school environment by greeting them, helping them remove outerwear, and selecting activities of interest to them.
- Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
- Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to children.
- Demonstrate activities to children.
- Arrange indoor and outdoor space to facilitate creative play, motor-skill activities, and safety.
- Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
- Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
- Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
- Organize and label materials and display students' work in a manner appropriate for their ages and perceptual skills.
- Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
- Attend staff meetings.
- Provide for basic needs of children.
- Modify teaching methods or materials to accommodate student needs.
- Develop instructional objectives.
- Apply multiple teaching methods.
- Set up classroom materials or equipment.
- Arrange childcare or educational settings to ensure physical safety of children.
- Maintain student records.
- Prepare reports detailing student activities or performance.
- Plan educational activities.
- Display student work.
- Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
- Discuss problems or issues with supervisors.
- Plan experiential learning activities.
Nice To Haves
- Data entry software
- Microsoft Excel
- Children's educational software
- Compact digital cameras
- Compact disk CD players
- Desktop computers
- Educational board games
- Educational puzzles
- Educational toys
- Email software
- Emergency first aid kits
- Microsoft Office
- Microsoft Word
- Personal computers
- Photocopying equipment
- Play structures
- Sand tables
- Toy block sets
- Water tables
One week paid vacation
8 paid holidays throughout the year
1 week off during Christmas
Salary : $25,000 to $27,500/Yr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : None
Location : Suffolk, VA