LEAD PRE-K TEACHER – POSITION SUMMARY
The Lead Pre-K Teacher reports to the Education Programs Director. Responsibilities include planning and providing developmentally appropriate educational activities and instruction to a classroom of up to 12 students ages 3-4 years and serving as a mentor teacher to instructional staff in the Infant & Toddler Program.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Plan and provide learning opportunities to students which support growth in all areas of development.
- Implement a developmentally appropriate and ongoing assessment of student progress.
- Use developmentally appropriate guidance strategies to help children learn socially acceptable behavior.
- Ensure classroom compliance is aligned to standards for child care licensure, Developmental Day requirements, and the Forsyth County Environmental Health.
- Monitor the health and safety of students while at school.
- Communicate with families on a regular basis via weekly updates, parent conferences, written communication and informal personal and telephone contacts.
- Actively seek to involve parents and families in the educational process and development of their children.
- Maintain a positive working relationship with students, families, colleagues, and community members that will promote effective communication and collaboration.
- Maintain the confidentiality of students, their families and other staff members.
- Provide appropriate work direction and oversee the daily responsibilities of classroom instructional staff and any classroom volunteers.
- Mentor instructional staff working in the Infant & Toddler Program, including instructional coaching, providing support and leading Professional Learning Team (PLT) meetings.
- Maintain written reports and records as required by CFEC.
- Maintain knowledge of current trends and research in the field of early childhood education.
- Participate in required staff meetings and staff development opportunities.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and dedication to the vision and mission of The Centers for Exceptional Children.
- Excellent communication and relationship building skills.
- At least 2 years of experience working in licensed child care or a school environment.
- Extensive knowledge of state child care licensing requirements and environmental rating scales.
- Hold a bachelor’s degree in Birth-Kindergarten Education, Early Childhood Education, or Child Development (NC Birth-through-Kindergarten License preferred).
- Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
- Commitment to training programs that maximize individual and organizational goals.
- Proficient in use of computer programs for student assessment, word processing, databases, spreadsheets, e-mail and internet.
Preference for candidates with:
- Experience with Developmental Day Centers
- Experience in working with children with special needs
- NC Birth-through-Kindergarten Teaching License
- Experience providing instructional coaching to colleagues
Position is a full-time, exempt, 10-month role. Salary range for position is $34,000 – $38,000 commensurate with experience. Competitive non-profit benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, and retirement.
To apply send a detailed letter of interest explaining your qualifications and your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “Lead Pre-K Teacher” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.