The Teacher is responsible for developing a cohesive teaching team, 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 both children and adults in order to meet the needs of the children, effectively guide teacher assistants, and resolve parental concerns.
This position reports to the Assistant Director, Director, Site Administrator and Owners
- 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.
- Possess a coach-able attitude and take constructive criticism well
- 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 a personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.
- Minimum of 2 years of professional child care experience preferred, but will work with candidates willing to learn
- 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 to foster a team environment.
- The willingness to independently research topics of child development you may be unfamiliar or challenged with and implement new strategies as needed.
- A strong understanding of child development.
- Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
- Must clear a full background check and must pass health screening.
- Requirements include but are not limited to the ability to take frequent walks on a variety of terrains, use hands and fingers, handle objects, tools or controls, talk to and hear voices at many levels and sit comfortably on the floor or other low surfaces. May also be required to run, 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, have peripheral vision and depth perception.
- Ability to frequently lift and carry 40+ pounds
Nice To Haves
- CDA, Bachelors degree or other certification in a related field.
- Adult and Pediatric CPR and First Aide Training
- Previous approved training hours through the MOPD system
After conpletion of a satisfactory 90-Day Probationary Period you will recieve:
- Generous paid time off
- Access to health, vision and dental care coverage
- Flexible Scheduling
- Education advancement opportunities
- College tuition assistance for related fields
Salary : $14 to $16/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : None
Location : Loose Creek, MO