We are looking for mission-minded, individuals committed to improving the lives of children and their families through individualized, family-oriented education. The Early Childhood Teacher promotes the social, physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth of the children under his/her care and works with the City Schoolhouse staff to create an environment of joyful exploratory learning and engaging the family in the learning process at home and in the classroom.
The Teacher is responsible for coordinating the curriculum and managing the day-to-day operational activities of the classroom. 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 Teacher must be skilled in communicating with children and adults to meet the children's needs, effectively guide teacher assistants, and resolve parental concerns.
- Record attendance and/or tardies for each student
- Track individual student progress (Introduce learning lesson, observe student practicing the learning, record when a student masters the learning objective).
- Monthly communication with families about the month ahead (sent in adequate time for any necessary planning)
- Weekly communicate with families via text app or other digital formats for important information, behavioral concerns, or special needs
- Bi-Monthly written correspondence with parents related to student progress/opportunities from mentor meetings by EOD on Friday
- Monthly meeting with Head of School
- Monthly meet with Infant/Toddler/other Early Education teachers and Early Education Director to maintain a coordinated curriculum plan for the month
- Communication with special educators/volunteers and collaboration for student success
- Conduct Bi-Annual parent/teacher/student conferences
- Documenting incident reports and keeping accurate records
- Lesson planning to ensure effective instruction that meets targets for each student
- Execution of lesson plans in partial lecture, primarily a hands-on active learning approach
- Ensuring that learning is full of joy and students are learning what they NEED and what they LOVE
- Providing lesson plans to the Early Childhood Director for Core Skills and Project time when not present
- Generate assignments for AT HOME STUDY days if necessary
- Develop new and innovative Project Ideas and TBAs for those projects
- Be at school no later than 7:45 am and depart no earlier than 4:00 to ensure successful execution of the school day
- Ensure that shelves are being rotated monthly and correspond with new material being taught
- Pre-read all materials students are asked to read
- Lesson plans need to be turned in at least one week prior to assignment - Daily plans are broken out by schedule and topics (see example)
- You will be expected to participate in no less than (15) professional development CU credits throughout the course of the calendar year that meets licensing requirements
- Additional Professional Development Readings required by City Schoolhouse: Complete 1 per semester (Love and Logic in the Classroom / Thomas Jefferson Education Model/Courage to Grow/ YouTube Socratic Method Training/Unschooling Rules/The Nurture Shock/The One World Schoolhouse)
- Create a clean and tidy place of beauty where learning can thrive, and people are inspired
- Ensure that all materials are respected, cleaned, and well maintained
- Secure all materials of value are locked away
- Daily sweeping, vacuuming, surfaces wiped down, bathrooms cleaned, and trash is taken out
- Any various tasks that are necessary for the safety and successful execution of the school business specifically as it relates to students.
- Compliance with all regulatory expectations on reporting -- (not limited to Child Abuse and Neglect, Mental Health concerns, safety incidents, and peer-to-peer situations)
- The person in this position will work in a classroom environment the majority of the time, including "out of the schoolhouse" learning. We embrace an all-weather policy at the school and that requires being outside daily to supervise the students.
- Minimum of 1 year of professional childcare experience
- 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 foster a team environment
- A strong understanding of child development
- Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification (preferred)
- Must clear full background check, pass a physical, and pass a TB test
- Associate's Degree in early childhood education or related field of study with a minimum of 30 Credits in ECE (preferred)
- Requirements include the ability to take frequent walks, use hands and fingers, handle objects, tools, or controls, and talk to and hear voices at many levels. May also be required to kneel, bend, squat, or crawl.
- A specific vision ability will be required including the ability to see up close and up to a certain distance, to see colors, and to have peripheral vision and depth perception.
- Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills
Christian and Professional Standards
Faculty and Staff of City Schoolhouse are required to adhere to our Statement of Faith, which expresses our core mission and philosophy for existing and serving families in this community. This person subscribes to and is in agreement with the City Schoolhouse Statement of Faith and Educational Philosophy, and agrees to be a regular part of a church fellowship in substantial agreement with the theological portion of the Statement of Faith and Philosophy.
City Schoolhouse requires its employees to be followers of Christ (Romans 10:9-10; I Timothy 4:12; Luke 6:40). As Christ-followers, we imitate his integrity: we are the same person all the time, no matter what role we step into, even when no one is looking. We model committed, generous, and appropriate personal and family relationships, business conduct, and moral behavior maintaining healthy boundaries. An employee should demonstrate a teachable spirit, an ability to share love and respect for others, courage to do what is right, and a willingness to honor authority in a legal, ethical and moral manner.
Nice To Haves
Montessori and/or Reggio Emilia experience
Salary Range is $16-$18/hour based on experience.
Childcare assistance provided for employee's children.
Salary : $16 to $18/Hr
Minimum Education : Associate
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : Louisville, KY