Rekaroo's Childcare is currently looking for a Lead Teacher to work with older infants (ages 1 year to 2 years). The lead teacher is responsible for and oversees the supervision, safety and education of the students. The lead must plan, organize and follow a curriculum based upon the foundations of early childhood development, emphasizing language, motor skills and relationship building. Looking for a reliable team player who will foster relationships with children and their families.
1. Must qualify as a Teacher or Teacher Associate per the Childcare Licensing regulations for Center Based Child Care and Preschool Programs in the state of Vermont. **At least 21 credits in ECE OR associates degree in ECE or related field AND at least 1 year of experience in a center-based program.**
2. Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
3. Ability to relate positively to young children, parents and staff.
4. Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs consistently throughout the day.
5. Must demonstrate great leadership and supervision skills.
6. Demonstrate success in working as a member of a team.
7. Effective and strong communication skills (orally and written)
8. Ability to relate positively to young children, parents and staff.
9. Be able to walk, squat/kneel, sit on floor, see, hear, speak with children to ensure childrens health and safety
1. Responsible for developing and implementing an ongoing program of activities that promote the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of each child enrolled in a group, in accordance with the Agency of Human Services Department for Family and Children Childcare Licensing regulations for Center Based Child Care and Preschool Programs in the state of Vermont.
2. Meet regularly with Assistant Teacher(s) to develop weekly plans and activities and consults with the director and/or assistant director when needed.
3. Maintain records on each child's progress and development
4. Responsible for recording and record keeping of information required to document the growth and development of children
5. Help maintain facility in a safe and satisfactory classroom environment.
6. Provide day-to-day supervision and support to teacher assistants, substitutes and volunteers, which include sharing daily program plans and discussing goals for children.
7. Assist the Center Director in providing training for new staff, substitutes and volunteers.
8. Set up and maintain a well-organized, safe, and attractive classroom environment that contributes to the growth and development of children.
9. Develop a positive relationship with each child and promotes the development of self-esteem and self-discipline.
10. Observe each child daily to assess skills, interests and needs and use this information to facilitate learning and growth.
11. Establish a positive relationship with each childs family and be open and share information about the childs day.
12. Help parents to understand the curriculum
13. Conduct individual parent conferences at least twice a year to discuss each childs growth and development
14. Maintain an updated IPDP, maintain the appropriate amount of professional development activities in with the Agency of Human Services Department for Family and Children Childcare Licensing regulations for Center Based Child Care and Preschool Programs in the state of Vermont.
15.Daily cleaning tasks.