Lead Teacher

US-KS-Augusta

Child Start, Inc.

Req #: 1307
Type: Regular Full-Time
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				Overview:

Lead teacher for Early Childhood and Head Start programs are responsible for planning and implementing leaning experiences that advance the intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development of children within a safe, healthy learning environment. They encourage the involvement of the families of the children of the program and support the development of relationships between children and their families.

Responsibilities:

* Utilizes appropriate language, interactions, and positive discipline.
* Models Positive behavior.
* Instructs and supervises children in classroom activities.
* Implement age appropriate activities that support the Head Start performance standards and the creative curriculum.
* Implement and model family style eating during meal times.
* Continuously monitor children to ensure safety at all times, and report child abuse and neglect when necessary.
* Maintains anecdotal notes, written observations, and other approved forms of documentation for each child.
* Administers Creative Curriculum, DECA and DIAL-4 screenings; makes referrals as needed.
* Utilizes curriculum library, trainings, plans, and develops age appropriate activities for lesson plans in conjunction with the assistant teacher
* Incorporates required activities into lesson plans that support children's development.
* Prepares activities that support lesson plans.
* Utilizes process not product instruction with children.
* Informs parents about daily classroom routines, expectations, policies, field trips, and volunteer opportunities.
* Communicates with parents about incidents that have been observed and/or recorded on site. 
* As a parent advocate, helps resolve issues or concerns that are raised.
* Completes all necessary paperwork for classroom activities including meal count sheets, attendance, screenings, parent/teacher conferences, and home visits in a timely manner.
* Maintains up to date and accurate education folders to include complete incident reports, permission slips.
* Completes all assessment paperwork, such as Creative Curriculum checklist, and DECA and DIAL-4 screenings, according to specified timelines.
* Supports volunteers, assistant teachers, and foster grandparents with the learning of classroom requirements.
* Delegates duties as necessary, and give feedback to facilitate professional growth.
* Works closely with site manager, assistant manager, and classroom teaching team. 
* Works with Senior Manager and other content area specialists.

Qualifications:

* Bachelor's in Early Childhood or related field with 9 credit hours in Early Childhood. 
* One to three years experience teaching children age 3 to 5. 
* The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds for various classroom and event needs or put a child on a changing table.
* Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
			
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